Latest News from Greece
Acclaimed American jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux, hailed as a modern-day Billie Holiday, is coming to Greece for a single show at the Olympic Hall in Galatsi on Thursday, December 6. Part of a global tour, the show presents her latest studio achievement, "Anthem," made up mostly of original material, along with a few covers.
Developments in the Western Balkans and the European Union membership ambitions of countries in the region were at the center of talks between Alternate Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos and the bloc's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday.
Talks were held on the sidelines of the NATO foreign ministers' meeting at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels.
The Revenue Statistics report on the period from 1965-2017 published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) shows that the tax-to-GDP ratio in Greece rose by 8.2 percentage points, from 31.2 percent in 2007 to 39.4 percent in 2017.
The increase puts Greece at the top of the OECD tax chart over that period.
Greece's populist right-wing party Independent Greeks (ANEL), Alexis Tsipras's coalition partner, on Wednesday called for a revision of the name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) following remarks by the country's prime minister, Zoran Zaev, over the weekend who implied there is a "Macedonian" minority in Greece.
As of 6.00 am, there is heavy truck traffic from Bulgaria on the borders with Romania, Turkey and Greece, Border Police said. On the border with Greece, there is considerable truck traffic at exit on Kulata checkpoint. The same is the situation on the checkpoints of Kapitan Andreevo, Lesovo, Danube Bridge Ruse and Danube Bridge Vidin.
Homegrown online shops are gaining ground in Greece, as 85 percent of consumers in the country use them for the vast majority of their online purchases, according to a survey by the E-Business Research Center of the Athens University for Economics and Business (ELTRUN) and the Association of Business and Retail Sales in Greece (SELPE).
Greece's nine-month gross domestic output data hovered around the annual target for a 2.1 percent expansion, but investments remain in negative territory and the economy has been saved by tourism, exports and private consumption. Imports are also growing, threatening the balance of the current accounts.