News archive of September 2019

Govt gives up on Adria, carrier files for receivership

The Kranj District Court is to decide on the proposal within three days. All Adria flights scheduled have been cancelled and the airline's operating license revoked.

The flag carrier, which was sold by the state to the German turnaround fund 4K Invest in 2016, wrote that the proposal had been filed due to insolvency and in line with legal provisions applying for such a situation.

Free Influenza Vaccines For Over 120,000 People Over 65

Free influenza vaccines for people over 65 will be available in the second half of October. This was announced by the state health inspector Dr. Angel Kunchev in the studio of BNT's Morning Block. Four strains of the virus will attack us this winter. Our country is one of the last places in Europe in the number of vaccines purchased.

Editorial: As if the wall has fallen

All economic players both within Greece and abroad describe almost enthusiastically the improvement of the business and economic climate after the July general election.

Everywhere one hears only good words about Greece and its economic prospects.

Διαβάστε επίσης: Υπεγράφη η συμφωνία αστυνόμευσης εναέριου χώρου μεταξύ Ελλάδας και Βόρειας Μακεδονίας

Convicted robber escapes police custody

Police officers launched a manhunt on Monday evening to locate a man who escaped from the Exarcheia police station in central Athens, where he was being held.

The 39-year-old escapee, identified as a Greek national, had three robbery convictions.

According to information, the suspect asked to go to the toilet and, while being taken, pushed the officer aside and fled. 

Man reportedly confesses to drug user's killing in Ambelokipi

A 48-year-old man reportedly confessed to killing a 33-year-old man outside the metro station of Ampelokipi on Monday morning, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported, citing police sources.

The suspect, identified as a drug user, went to the local police station after the killing and claimed he had been robbed, without providing further details.

FinMin offers full account of his priorities

The easing of taxation in 2020, the new standard payment plan for tax debts, changes to the tax code, interventions aimed at increasing online transactions, tax residence regulations and new monitoring practices will be included in the new tax bill that will be submitted to Parliament after mid-October, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said yesterday.

Tourism revenues soared 13.6 percent in year to end-July

Travel receipts posted a 13.6 percent annual increase in the first seven months of the year to 9.15 billion euros, while air arrivals grew 3.7 percent in January-August, according to figures released by the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (INSETE).

Government pulls plug on power auctions

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos has been sent a legislative act to sign which foresees the cancellation of the electricity auction scheduled for October 16. With this act, the government aims to put an end to the auctions which have helped bring Public Power Corporation to its knees.