Tsakalotos defends handouts, dismisses 'severe' reaction by Regling

A package of benefits announced in recent weeks are part of a broader plan and signal that Greece is turning a page following its exit from international bailouts last year, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos has told the Athens-Macedonia news agency, adding that criticism of the handouts by some foreign officials has been "severe." 

Terna Energy acquires Texas wind farm

Terna Energy SA, a Greece-based company engaged in the renewable energy sector, has signed a deal to acquire a 200-MW wind farm in Texas, US.
The total value of the investment is around 275 million euros, the company said.
Terna, which already operates wind farms in Elmore County, Idaho and Scurry County, Texas, has plans for another project in Texas.

North Macedonia minister: Prespes deal 'opens doors' to opportunities

Damjan Mancevski, North Macedonia's Minister of Information Society and Administration of the Government, hailed Tuesday's scheduled visit to Skopje by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, saying it paved the way for closer economic cooperation between the two countries.

Restaurants and bars close in Patra to protest high taxes

Restaurants and bars in Patra, western Greece, are to remain closed on Monday as part of a 24-hour strike announced by the union of business owners in protest at excessive taxation, the Athens-Macedonia news agency reported.

In comments to the agency, Spyros Stergiou, the head of the association, said that all business owners would be joining the protest action.