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Bulgaria and Greece To Set Up Transplantation Network

Bulgaria and Greece will set up a regional network for exchange of organs for transplantation.

This was agreed at a meeting between Bulgaria's Health Minister Tanya Andreeva and her Greek counterpart Adonis Georgiadis.

The Balkan transplantation network would facilitate the organ exchange among the neighbouring countries.

"Dialogue has to be continued, results implemented"

"Dialogue has to be continued, results implemented"

BELGRADE -- After elections on March 16, "Serbia must continue reforms and the dialogue with Priština with renewed vigor and implement the results of the dialogue."

This is what Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has told the Belgrade-daily Danas in an interview ahead of his visit here on Wednesday.

EU Empty Properties Exceed 11M

Some 11 million homes lie empty across Europe, according to figures collated by the Guardian from across the EU.

In Spain more than 3.4 million homes are vacant, the numbers are 2 million for both France and Italy, 1.8 million in Germany and more than 700,000 in the UK.

Greek Jewish community seeks return of Nazi ransom

Greece's biggest Jewish community said Monday it has taken Germany to Europe's top human rights court, seeking the return of a huge ransom paid to Nazi occupiers more than 70 years ago to free thousands of slave laborers — who were still sent subsequently to German death camps.

Kurz: Dialogue has to be continued, results implemented

BELGRADE - After the early parliamentary election on March 16, Serbia must continue reforms and the dialogue with Pristina with renewed vigor and implement the results of the dialogue, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has said.

Piraeus port has ‘geostrategic’ edge as Greece pushes logistics

The Greek port of Piraeus could become one of Europe’s top five container-shipping hubs as the government spurs logistics activities in a bid to kick-start economic growth, said Development Minister Kostis Hatzidakis.

Defense minister on visit to Greece

BELGRADE - Serbian Defense Minister Nebojsa Rodic will on Tuesday go on a two-day visit to Greece, at the invitation of his Greek counterpart Dimitris Avramopoulos, the Ministry of Defense has announced.

Serbia's defense minister visits Greece

Serbian Defense Minister Nebojša Rodić will on Tuesday go on a two-day visit to Greece, at the invitation of his Greek counterpart Dimitris Avramopoulos.

Green hoopsters win at Panionios amid controversy


Zack Wright scored nine points on his debut with Panathinaikos.

By George Georgakopoulos

Panathinaikos defeated Panionios at Nea Smyrni to extend its record this season to 18-1 in the league, but the Greens’ win was overshadowed by the host’s reaction to a key referee decision.

East Crete to get a Radisson Blu

By Stathis Kousounis

The growth in Greek tourism is attracting a succession of major international hotel chains to this country. The latest to take an active interest in Greece is Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which has signed a franchise deal with the owners of the Minos Imperial Beach Resort and Spa in Milatos in Lasithi, eastern Crete.

Bartering resumes between government and the troika

Government officials resumed stalled negotiations with troika envoys on Monday in a bid to reach an agreement on the economic reforms that Greece must implement to secure further rescue funding.

George Soros considering investing in Greece

FRANKFURT - George Soros wants to invest in Europe’s financial sector, according to a German magazine’s interview with the billionaire investor on Sunday.

Kotsovolos owner Dixons pondering merger with Carphone Warehouse

Dixons Retail Plc, the largest UK consumer-electronics retailer and owner of Greece’s Kotsovolos chain, said on Monday it is in talks to merge with Carphone Warehouse Group Plc, bringing together companies with combined revenue of about 12 billion pounds ($20 billion).

Olympiakos scents blood against wounded United


Olympiakos manager Michel (right) with his defensive midfielder Yiannis Maniatis.

Olympiakos coach Michel says that his side will prey on any vulnerability in Manchester United's ranks when the teams meet in Tuesday's Champions League last 16 first-leg match in Piraeus.

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