Eurobank-Grivalia merger in line with state aid rules

Eurobank, Greece's third-largest lender by assets, said on Friday that its takeover of Grivalia Properties was given the green light by the European Union's competition authority because it meets state aid rules.

In November Eurobank agreed a 780-million-euro deal to buy Grivalia Properties to boost its capital and speed up the reduction of sour loans.

Canadian Company Announced that it has Acquired 150,000 Acres for Cannabis Production in Bulgaria

A Canadian company announced it acquired 150,000 acres for cannabis production in Bulgaria, Dnevnik reported. At the end of last year, International Cannabis Corp announced that it acquired 100% of the assets of the Balkan Cannabis Corp, which claims to own the land in Bulgaria and the necessary licenses for production of hemp and cannabis for medical purposes.

Tenure of Archbishop Demetrios reportedly extended

The tenure of Archbishop Demetrios of America has been extended, as the Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos has reportedly decided not to include the issue of his removal at the next meeting of the Patriarchate's Holy Synod, according to information on Tuesday.

The Holy Synod will meet in Istanbul from Tuesday to Thursday.

Bulgarian Best Tennis Player Grigor Dimitrov To Play Against Marin Cilic This Afternoon

Grigor Dimitrov is coming off a straight sets win over Roberto Bautista-Agut that took 23 games to decide. In the victory, Bulgarian best tennis player won 78 percent of his first serve points and 49 percent of his second serve points.

Bucks F Antetokounmpo cleared from concussion protocol

Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has cleared the NBA's concussion protocol and is slated to play in Thursday's game against the Boston Celtics, the team announced Wednesday.

The 23-year-old Antetokounmpo was cleared after practicing on Wednesday.

Antetokounmpo suffered the head injury on Saturday when he was elbowed by Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon.

Overseas interest in Elliniko casino permit grows

Two additional suitors have appeared for the casino planned for the old Athens airport site at Elliniko. Sources say that they are Miura Holdings, based in Las Vegas, and Clairvest, based in Toronto.

Caesars Entertainment (US), Groupe Lucien Barriere (France), Mohegan Sun (US) and Hard Rock (US) have also expressed an interest in the casino.