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Juncker in Athens for meeting with Samaras

Jean-Claude Juncker, the conservative candidate for European Commission president, is due to hold a series of meetings in Athens on Monday.

Juncker is due to have lunch with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras at the Acropolis Museum. Later, he will visit a metro worksite and the offices of the EU border agency Frontex in Athens.

Corporate Commercial Bank Becomes Third Largest Owner of Bulgartabac

The Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) is the third largest stake holder in Bulgaria's largest tobacco company, Bulgartabac Holding.

According to the report of the Capital Daily business daily, it has purchased 3.22% of Bulgartabac's stakes and the total ownership of the bank became 6.02%. 

EU Approves EUR 1 B Aid Package to Ukraine

The EU has officially approved an aid package of EUR 1 B for Ukraine in a bid to help the interim government deal with the deep financial problems of the country.

At a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Luxembourg, the customs duties on Ukrainian goods were lowered in a move expected to save the country around EUR 500 M a year.

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