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New office rates in Athens climb 11 percent in Q1

Rental rates for modern office spaces have recorded an increase of up to 11 percent over the last 12 months as a result of steady high demand and a lack of new developments: This means that interested investors are forced to seek spaces almost exclusively within the existing and quite saturated stock of commercial properties in terms of quality.

Mitsotakis demands PM's resignation, early elections

Opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and early elections in the wake of what appears to be a resounding defeat for the governing leftists on Sunday night.


The Embassy of the United States in Athens and its Consular Section, the US Consulate General in Thessaloniki and all US government offices in Greece will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, a US national holiday for remembering and honoring people who have died while serving in the US Armed Forces.

Fiscal risk has increased for Greece

International rating agencies harbor serious concerns over the consequences of the government's pre-election announcements on the Greek economy, suggesting that the handout talk is likely to impede efforts to help Greece get back to investment-grade status.

Conservatives take decisive lead in Greek European vote

Greece's opposition New Democracy party took a commanding lead over the ruling leftist SYRIZA in European Parliament elections on Sunday, early results showed, in a blow to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras who is facing general elections this year.

#EuropeanElections2019 / Barna: We request officially, formally and explicitly the resignation of Dancila Government

Bucharest, May 26 /Agerpres/ - The 2020 USR PLUS Alliance (formed by the Save Romania Union - USR, and the Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party - PLUS) officially and explicitly requests the resignation of the Dancila Government for what happened with the vote of the citizens in the diaspora, stated, on Sunday evening, co-chair of the Alliance Dan Barna.

#EuropeanElections2019/ Kelemen Hunor: We will have powerful voice in EP

Cluj-Napoca, May 26 /Agerpres/ - The chairman of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR), Kelemen Hunor, stated, on Sunday, after the conclusion of the voting process and the announcement of the exit-polls, that the representatives of the Union will have a "powerful voice" in the European Parliament, including also for the continuation of the path of the Minority SafePack.

Journalists cover election night in Brussels

Journalists work in front of the main stage as they cover election night results at the European Parliament in Brussels, Sunday.

#EuropeanElections2019 BEC voter turnout: 48.95pct of electors cast votes until 21:00hrs

The nationwide voter turnout in the elections to the European Parliament on Sunday stood at 48.95 percent of the electors until 21:00 hrs, according to the data recorded on the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) website. A total of 8,943,897 electors cast their ballots, with 5,132,786 in the urban area and 3,811,111 in the rural area.

#EuropeanElections2019/ Dacian Ciolos: Today's vote shows Romania's rebirth

Romanians voted for the rebirth of the country and for a European Romania, Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (PLUS) leader Dacian Ciolos said on Sunday after the announcement of the exit-poll results. "Today's vote shows that Romania is reborn, and the citizens of Romania have finally restored meaning to democracy through their vote.

Tsipras meeting with senior officials at SYRIZA HQ

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was meeting with senior government ministers and party officials at SYRIZA's headquarters on Sunday after a European Parliament projection indicated major losses for the incumbent leftists.
Tsipras was expected to make statements to the press after the meeting.

New Democracy sweeping regions as well

As exit polls for the European Parliament elections put opposition New Democracy firmly in the lead over ruling SYRIZA in Greece, the conservative party also appeared to be trouncing the leftists in regional elections, also held on Sunday, along with the municipal ballot.

#EuropeanElections2019/ Orban: No political leader should dare talk about amnesty or pardon

Bucharest, May 26 /Agerpres/ - Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban said on Sunday evening, after the announcement of the exit-poll results, that no political leader should talk about amnesty or pardon any longer. "As of today, no political leader shouldn't dare any longer talk about amnesty, pardon, or the destruction of justice by means of emergency ordinances.