Latest News from Greece
Public Power Corporation has approved a 180-million-euro investment for wind projects in northern Greece and a tender for a smaller facility in Crete.
This enables Greeces energy regulator to start evaluating applications for power-generation licenses for 150 megawatts of capacity in Rodopi, PPC said in a statement.
A UK court has agreed to extradite Greek businessman Kyriakos Griveas and his wife Anastasia Vatsika, who are wanted in Greece in connection with the unsecured loans scandal at Hellenic Postbank (TT).
Westminster Magistrates Court ruled that UK authorities should comply with the European arrest warrant issued by Greek authorities.
By George Georgakopoulos
The Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) presented Claudio Ranieri as the new Greece coach for the next couple of years, after the Italian manager signed his contract in Athens on Friday.
I liked the spirit of the team and there is not that much I wish to change in it for now, said Ranieri who starts his first coaching stint at a national team.
Italian Claudio Ranieri has signed a two-year deal to manage the Greek national team, the Hellenic football federation said on Friday.
The 62-year-old Ranieri takes over from Fernando Santos who left the role when his contract expired after this year's World Cup
He will lead Greece into their qualifying campaign for the 2016 European Championship in France.
A 35-year-old man who was being treated in an intensive care unit at the general hospital of Larissa, central Greece, for gunshot injuries suffered at christening last Sunday, died on Friday.
The man, who was the christened childs godfather, was injured when shots were fired in the air during the celebration.
Another 56 undocumented immigrants detained on the island
Authorities in Greece say 77 migrants trying to enter the country illegally have been detained off the Aegean island of Mykonos.
The migrants 53 men, 12 women and 12 children were picked up Friday by a coast guard vessel and transferred to the island's main port.
Albania's main opposition party has slated plans to drastically cut the number of rural and urban municipalities from 350 to 61, three of which will be ethnic minority municipalities.
If the law is passed on July 31, it will be Albania’s first territorial administrative reform since 1992, following the collapse of the Communist regime.