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Student at ODTÜ bags job at Amazon

While sharing his success story, a student from Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ), who recently bagged a job at Amazon, one of the companies he dreamed of working at from a very young age, has said that studying dedicatedly in his field of choice is the secret behind his success.

Greek T-bill auction set for Wednesday

Greece's Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) announced on Friday that this Wednesday it will auction 26-week treasury bills to the amount of 625 million euros in book entry form.

The issue matures on December 1 and the settlement date will be this Friday.

ALD Automotive-LeasePlan merger could affect Greek leasing market

The completion of the takeover of Dutch multinational LeasePlan by the French ALD Automotive for 4.9 billion euros leads to the merger of the two leasing and fleet management companies operating in Greece, with the position of managing director in the new structure (ALD Automotive-LeasePlan) being occupied by the previous CEO of LeasePlan, Costas Petroutsos.

Survey shows Covid hit working-class areas hardest

The conclusions of a survey on income inequality in Greece have shown that low-income areas with poor living conditions and residents dwelling in smaller homes were more vulnerable and had higher Covid-19 mortality rates compared to more affluent municipalities with better housing and living conditions.

No more followers

The national election on May 21 showed that Greek public opinion has begun to vote based on political parties' programs and positions. Not based on slogans and generalities.

The people now act as "consumers," not blind followers. The parties in power will have to adapt to this new reality if they want to continue to be seen as contenders for power.

Operational slip-up

We did not see what the voluminous blue folder that New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis handed over to the caretaker prime minister, Ioannis Sarmas, contained. It seemed too heavy to only include next month's milestones. We do know that the president, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, will represent Greece at the summit of the European Political Community (EPC) in Moldova next Thursday.

300,000 IT experts needed

While the need for Greece's digital transformation and companies' investments in technology have led to an explosion in demand for IT executives, the country does not employ enough workers in this sector. It even registers a negative lead compared to other European countries

Roglič takes maglia rosa in epic win

Primož Roglič won the decisive penultimate stage of the Giro d'Italia on 27 May to snatch the leader's jersey away from Briton Geraint Thomas, helped by massive support from Slovenian fans in the 18.6 km time trial up the Monte Lussari just across the border.

Bulgaria: GERB freezes Negotiations with WCC-DB on forming a Government

A day after the release of recordings of meetings between members of "We Continue the Change-Democratic Bulgaria" (WCC-DB), today GERB-SDS announced that they are freezing the negotiations with WCC-DB for a government with the second mandate.

Erdogan’s winning formula

To the dismay of secular and Westernized segments of Turkish society Erdogan once again proved his popularity. With 49.5 percent of the votes, he came very close to winning in the first round. The next round is scheduled for Sunday and Erdogan is now the clear favorite. It was not supposed to be that way.

Banks see revenue from interest soar

Greece's four systemic banks recorded an increase in interest income between 50% and 75% in the first quarter of the year, benefiting from the rise in interest rates on their loan portfolios and the containment of interest rates on deposits.

PM urges ministers to identify risks to completion of gov’t plans

Caretaker Prime Minister Ioannis Sarmas urged his ministers on Saturday to identify and mitigate potential problems that could emerge while carrying out their duties in the first full-length meeting of the caretaker cabinet at Maximos Mansion.

The unknown inhabitants of archaeological sites

A team of 48 scientists from seven universities and research institutions have begun identifying and recording the many different species of plants and animals that have taken refuge in archaeological sites such as Delos (photo), the Ancient Agora in Athens, Epidaurus and Acrocorinth. Thanks to their special protection conditions, the ruins provide shelter to a multitude of life forms.