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Foreign investors accounted for more than half of total trading activity on Greece's stock market last year, executives at stock and futures operator Hellenic Exchanges said on Wednesday.
Greek equities fell 23.6 percent in 2018, a tough year in which banks took a beating. But mid-cap shares bucked the downtrend for a second straight year.
The defense ministers of Greece and Turkey met Wednesday on the sidelines of NATO's ministerial summit in Brussels.
The meeting between Evangelos Apostolakis and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar - both former chiefs of their countries' respective armed forces - lasted about 30 minutes.
There was no immediate comment on the meeting.
A Greek national who illegally crossed into Turkey was detained on Feb. 12 in a restricted military area on the border with Greece, according to police sources.
The total length of the pipeline is planned to be 182 km, reported NOVA TV.
The Greek Minister of Environment and Energy Giorgos Stathakis granted the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB Project) Installation Permit on the territory of the Hellenic Republic, ICGB AD (project company) told Trend.
The decision was made on Feb.7, said the company.
Former conservative minister Giorgos Voulgarakis plans to run for mayor of Athens, reports say.
According to the same reports, Voulgarakis, who served as a New Democracy MP for twenty years between 1989-2009, will run as an independent candidate.
Costas Bakoyannis, the regional governor of Central Greece, is leading the race according to polls.
he government in Skopje says the country is now officially renamed North Macedonia, under an agreement to normalize relations with Greece that also allows the Balkan country to enter NATO.
A government press release says as of Tuesday, the country is officially called the Republic of North Macedonia.