United Arab Emirates


Nearly 20 million illegal cigarettes seized at Piraeus Port

Two crates shipped from the United Arab Emirates to the port of Piraeus and labeled “office supplies” were found to contain 19.9 million contraband cigarettes, customs authorities reported on Friday.

The illegal cigarettes would have cost the Greek state 3.5 million euros in lost taxes had they made it onto the market, the report said.

Paşabahçe starts talks to acquire French glass household good firm

Şişecam, Turkey’s biggest glassmaker, has said its Paşabahçe unit, which makes tableware and home furnishings, has started talks to acquire shares in Arc International, a French household goods maker.

In a filing to the Istanbul Stock Exchange, Şişecam stated that Paşabahçe had signed a non-disclosure agreement regarding the non-binding talks.

AECOM interested in building sports facilities in Serbia

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Youth and Sports Vanja Udovicic and senior vice-president of sports infrastructure development company AECOM Riad Nashif signed a protocol of cooperation in the field of public private partnership.

The UAE-based AECOM expressed interest in cooperation with Serbia, Udovicic said Monday.