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Greece boosts its tourism brand

Diving around Patmos, climbing on Kalymnos, rafting on the Arachthos River, windsurfing off Paros, walking through mastic groves on Chios. An increasing number of international travelers are ditching their all-inclusive bracelets in search of fresh and more authentic experiences, and for those looking for something different, the possibilities in Greece are endless.

Kammenos defends ANEL legacy, eyes future role

Greece has the right to call off the name agreement signed with North Macedonia as the Balkan country has repeatedly violated the terms of the deal, former defense minister Panos Kammenos has said, while defending the record of his Independent Greeks (ANEL) party.
The populist right-wing party quit the leftist-led coalition in January in protest at the so-called Prespes accord.

Passenger traffic in Greek airports up 9 pct in first quarter

Greek airports handled 6.8 million passengers in the first three months of the year, a rise by 9 percent compared to the same period in 2018 which saw 6.2 million passengers traveling through the country's airports, according to data by the country's Civil Aviation Authority.

Katrougalos in Paris for talks with French counterpart

Greek Foreign Minister George Katrougalos will visit Paris on Wednesday for talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian.
The two officials will discuss issues of regional and international interest, including the situation in Syria and Libya and the European prospects of Western Balkan countries.

SEV warns on competitiveness of the Greek economy

The Greek economy may have been on a positive course for the last couple of years, but its investment competitiveness is backtracking, according to the monthly bulletin published by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

Norwegian firm eyes offshore wind parks

Norway's energy giant Equinor sees good potential for building floating offshore wind parks in Greece as long as the country adopts a regulatory framework for the technology.
Equinor, one of the world's largest oil and gas producers, operates Hywind park in Scotland, the world's first floating offshore wind park, and is struggling to find new renewables projects to invest in.

Bond yields hold near record low

Greek bond yields held close to their lowest in nearly 14 years on Tuesday after falling for 13 straight trading sessions.
Greece's benchmark 10-year government bond yield slipped three basis points to 3.27 percent, its lowest since September 2005 and approaching the record low of 3.203 percent.
[Reuters]

Bradley and Cooper adopted by bear sanctuary

The brown bear sanctuary Arcturos announced the adoption Tuesday of two three-month-old orphan bear cubs, named Bradley and Cooper, that had been found and cared for by a farmer in Kozani in northern Greece.
The group bemoaned that the one week the cubs stayed with the farmer was far too long.

Forging a common policy line

Everyone agrees: Dramatic changes in the region (relations between the United States and Turkey, developments in the Eastern Mediterranean) will have a decisive impact on Greece in the coming decades. The conjecture warrants consensus in the hammering out of Greek foreign policy in the face of nascent tectonic changes.

Hellenic Philatelic Society sees a surge of interest as Athens prepares to host NOTOS 2021

A letter distributed by the French post office in Smyrna on the day of the city's destruction on September 13, 1922. The "Free Lesvos" stamps printed by rebels in the island's main town of Mytilene. A propaganda stamp issued in Nazi-occupied Athens in January 1944 depicting the allied bombing of Piraeus port.

ND chief warns clock is ticking on Fyli landfill lifespan

Greek opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis warned Tuesday that the clock is ticking on the lifespan of the capital's main landfill in Fyli.
"Attica is sitting on a huge health and hygiene ticking bomb," the New Democracy chief said during a visit at the site in northwestern Athens.

Aegean farmers replaced hunters of ancient Britain

A wave of migrants from what is now Greece and Turkey arrived in Britain some 6,000 years ago and virtually replaced the existing hunter-gatherer population, according to a study published April 15 in the journal Nature.

Nine suspected members of robbery gang arrested in northern Greece

Nine men aged 26 to 54 years old have been arrested in northern Greece on suspicion of running a gang that has stolen more than 120,000 euros in cash and goods in the period from April 2013 to February 2018, the Greek police said on Tuesday.

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