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Drasi and Recreate Greece say TV channels ignoring them


The leaders of Greece’s two pro-business parties, Theodoros Skylakakis (photo) of Drasi and Thanos Tzimeros of Recreate Greece, wrote to the broadcasting watchdog on Wednesday to complain that they are being “almost totally ignored” by TV news programs despite the fact the parties won 1.6 percent of the vote in the June 2012 elections, when they ran on a joint ticket.

Euro award institutions choose Greece


By Stathis Kousounis

Two major European corporate award ceremonies will take place in Athens for the first time in the coming months. They are the European Business Awards, which recognize the continent’s most innovative enterprises, and the World Travel Awards for Europe, known as “the Oscars of the travel industry.”

Mission to woo Russian visitors


By Stathis Kousounis

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) has set its target for this year’s tourist arrivals from abroad at 18.5-19 million and revenues at 13 billion euros, as bookings from foreign markets continue to show a strong rise.

Tensions in SYRIZA as EP election list finalized


Leftist opposition SYRIZA on Wednesday announced another six of its candidates for next month’s European Parliament elections, following a stormy session of the party’s political secretariat, leaving the final two of its 42 hopefuls to be finalized in the coming days.

New Greek bond returns to yield at sale


Greece’s new five-year bond returned on Wednesday to the yield at which it was sold last week, after a turbulent few days of trading.

The bond issue – which was Greece’s first in four years and came just two years after the country defaulted – was issued at a yield of 4.95 percent last Thursday.

Greenpeace warns Greek bees at risk due to ‘toxic cocktail’


A new study by the environmental protection group Greenpeace has shown that the pollen collected by European bees contains up to 17 different pesticides, with checks on 10 pollen samples from beehives in Greece revealing seven of the chemicals.

Greeks suffer more strokes than heart attacks


The number of Greeks suffering strokes outnumber those getting heart attacks according to a medical report set to be unveiled at a clinical cardiology congress scheduled to take place in Athens on Apri 25-26.

Euro periphery emerges as haven as bonds rise amid Ukraine feud


Lukanyo Mnyanda & Eshe Nelson

The euro area’s higher-yielding government bonds are emerging as a haven from emerging-market turmoil as the prospect of greater stimulus from the European Central Bank underpins demand for the securities.

Industry turnover index declines in February


The turnover index in industry in February recorded a decline of 0.1 percent, compared to the same month last year, Greece’s statistical authority, ELSTAT, reported on Wednesday.

Greece to assist search for remains of Turkish pilot


Greece is prepared to provide assistance in the search for the remains of a Turkish pilot who reportedly died after a Turkish F-16 fighter jet crashed near the Aegean island of Chios in 1996, Turkish media reported on Wednesday.

Bad weather leaves northwest town powerless


Large parts of the town of Ioannina, in northwest Greece, were left without electricity on Wednesday morning after snowfall in mountainous areas and heavy rains that hit the region led to disruptions in the operations of the Public Power Corporation's local network.

Stormy weather expected in northwest, central Greece


The Hellenic National Meteorological Service (www.hnms.gr) on Wednesday issued a warning of a shift in warm weather starting in the northwest of the country with rain, thunderstorms as well as snow in mountainous areas.

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