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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.

Korydallos Prison inmates protest hospital conditions


Inmates held in Greece's only prison hospital are refusing food and medication as part of a protest campaign against what they see as dire conditions in the institution.

PM attends EBRD conference in London

PM Ivica Dačić participated in a high-level regional forum organized in London on Monday by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

He presented Serbia's results in the creation of favorable business and investment environment, emphasizing that no project can be implemented without stability of the region.

Macedonia Launches Construction of Key Motorways

Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski announced over the weekend the start of work on the two new motorway segments financed by a loan of 574 million euro from the Chinese Export-Import Bank.

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