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Greek realty bucks euro trend

House sale prices in Greece posted the third largest increase in the European Union in the first quarter of this year, Eurostat data showed on Thursday.

The increase reached 10.4%, behind only Poland and Bulgaria, where prices recorded an annual increase of 18% and 16% respectively.

Alpha Bank to expand further in Romania

Alpha Bank chief executive officer Vassilis Psaltis pointed to further expansion and acquisitions in Romania in a joint interview with CEO of Italian bank UniCredit, Andrea Orcel for Bloomberg,

The two CEOs, who have created the third-largest bank in Romania, said they believe in Romania's prospects and see plenty of value there.

Integrating the intellectually disabled into the labor market

Eva Papasotiriou greets customers in the food department of an Athens department store. The 27-year-old is a graduate of the Margarita Special Education Laboratory and the "My Work" program for the integration of people with intellectual disabilities into the Greek labor market. She has been working in the food department of Marks & Spencer since last November.