News archive of March 2020

“The Global PR Revolution” by Maxim Behar Now in Ebook Format in Bulgarian

One of the most successful PR books at the moment "The Global PR Revolution" by Maxim Behar is now available in ebook format in Bulgarian language. The book can be purchased from the website of Helikon bookstore and in the next weeks it will be offered by some other online stores, as well.

IntMin: We decided to quarantine Municipality of Suceava and adjoining area

Interior Minister Marcel Vela announced on Monday evening the issuance of Military Ordinance No. 6, which provides the quarantine of the Municipality of Suceava and an adjoining area, made up of eight communes, as well as the establishment of a protection area on some administrative-territorial units of Suceava County.

StateSec Despescu announces Military Ordinance 5: Extension of flight suspension to and from Spain and Italy

Interior Ministry (MAI) Secretary of State Bogdan Despescu on Monday evening announced the adoption of Military Ordinance No. 5, which provides extending the suspension of airline flights to and from Spain and Italy. "The measure of suspending the flights operated by airlines to Spain and from Spain to Romania for a period of 14 days, starting 31 march 2020, 18,00hrs, is extended.

Carriers get slot respite from the EP

Air companies will not lose their airport slots this summer, according to a decision by the European Parliament in what is the first European measure to support carriers. Airlines have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, as most have seen their flight numbers cut considerably, if not canceled altogether.

State assets fetch increased dividend for 2019

The Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations (EESYP), better known as the state asset hyperfund, has announced increased revenues and profits for 2019.

Sidenor suspends operation of steel plants

The coronavirus pandemic has dealt another blow to the Greek economy as Viohalco subsidiary Sidenor announced on Monday the suspension of all operations at its steelmaking units in Greece from this Thursday until May 3, a move attributed to the sudden slump in demand for construction materials and the shelving of major state projects.

Resistance hero Manolis Glezos dies aged 97

Veteran leftist and World War II resistance fighter Manolis Glezos died Monday at the age of 97. He died of heart failure at a central Athens hospital after being admitted on March 18. Respected across the Greek political spectrum, he was most famous for climbing the walls of the Acropolis in 1941 to take down the Nazi flag. He was sentenced to death in absentia.

ATHEX: Credit sector helps bourse index higher

The flexibility that the credit sector has secured from the European Central Bank and the reserved optimism that the restriction measures in Greece are bearing fruit, amid more handout pledges by the government, saw the local stock market head higher on Monday in a relatively calm environment for global securities.

Turkey-Libya deal ‘invalid,’ French embassy says

The French Embassy in Greece has issued a statement reiterating the country's official position that a maritime boundaries accord in the Mediterranean Sea signed between Turkey and Libya's Tripoli-based government last year is "invalid."