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Scores of violations by fuel stations

The inflow-outflow monitoring systems at fuel stations show that about one in three enterprises inspected in the sector have broken the law.

Of the 546 gasoline stations that the tax administration inspected in 2018, 181 had committed some form of violation, as indicated by the inflow-outflow system and the processing of additional data.

ATHEX: Solid growth for bank stocks

The increasing realization that the general elections will probably take place earlier than scheduled and the continued slide in bond yields powered bank stocks to major gains on Monday, driven by National and Piraeus. Trading volume improved too.

Suspect in sexual assault case released pending trial

A 58-year-old accused of sexually molesting two young mentally disabled people - aged 14 and 20 - was conditionally released on Monday by a court on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos pending trial.

Rouvikonas hits Swiss Embassy after French retailer

Suspected members of the Rouvikonas anarchist group on Monday threatened a guard at the Swiss Embassy in Athens and forced their way onto the premises to scatter fliers, a day after smashing windows at a French home improvement store in the capital and splashing paint on the storefront.

Police remanded 10 suspects in connection with Monday's incident, but made no arrests.

Cyprus to issue first ever 15-year bond

Cyprus is expected to issue its first ever 15-year government bond at a rate between 2.90 percent - 3.00 percent.

The Finance Ministry expects the Euro Medium Term Note (EMTN) to attract 1 billion euros.

Although the coupon rate is relatively high compared to other EU countries; the move shows a significant vote of confidence in the long term trajectory of the Cypriot economy

More than 7,000 Turks have submitted asylum requests since 2016

An upward of 7,000 Turkish nationals have requested international protection in Greece since the failed coup attempt in their country in 2016, according to the data published by the country's asylum service late last week.

Greece may not get money set side for it

Greece is at risk of not getting some 750 million euros next month that it won under a debt relief deal with the eurozone last year because it has not completed agreed reforms, eurozone officials said on Monday.

Greece may not getmoney set aside for it

Greece is at risk of not getting some 750 million euros next month that it won under a debt relief deal with the eurozone last year because it has not completed agreed reforms, eurozone officials said on Monday.

Antetokounmpo scales new heights at All-Star game

Team Giannis's captain, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, dunks the ball against Team LeBron during the second half of the NBA All-Star basketball game on All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Antetokounmpo, known as the Greek Freak, scored a game-high 38 points but Team LeBron rallied in the end for a 178-164 victory.

Fire eyes sale ofbad loans in Greece

Italian bad-loan investor Fire is looking to add 1 billion euros in assets under management this year as it works toward an eventual stock market listing, its chief executive said.

Greek bourse and others buy 44 pct of Kuwait stock exchange

A consortium led by Kuwait's National Investment Co and including the Athens bourse won a tender to acquire 44 percent of the Kuwait stock exchange.

"There are plans by the Kuwait exchange for an IPO at a later stage to sell 50 percent and get listed," Socrates Lazaridis, CEO at Hellenic Exchanges, told Reuters last Thursday.

Top court prosecutor orders probe into PASOK finances

Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou ordered on Monday an investigation into the finances of socialist PASOK party, following the testimony of a former party cadre who said that private companies funded the party to cover its campaign needs.

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