Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the chief executive officer of Canadian miner Eldorado Gold, George Burns, his Athens said on Friday.
According to the announcement, the prime minister reiterated the government's support for the company's investment plans in Greece on the condition that it respects environmental regulations and generates jobs.
Three joint ministerial decisions that will unblock a stalled multi-million-euro development project on Athens' southern coast will be issued by the end of the month, Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis said on Friday.
Speaking on Slai TV, Georgiadis said the decrees have already been written and are expected to clear the bureaucratic process for their publication within August.
New center-right Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appointed his cabinet on Monday afternoon, entrusting most of the key posts to trusted aides.
Panagiotis Pikrammenos, formerly the president of the Council of State who briefly served as caretaker prime minister at the peak of Greece's economic crisis in 2012, was appointed deputy prime minister.
The war of words between SYRIZA and New Democracy Vice-President Adonis Georgiadis is heating up with the MP branding the ruling party as communist who have brought disaster to the country.
"The paramount aim is to topple the communists who sold out the country," Georgiadis said in an interview with Star Channel web TV.
The Novartis affair, which was once described by the government as the biggest scandal since the establishment of the Greek state, appears to be fizzling out as the judiciary closed the investigation due to lack of evidence for four politicians and sent only the case of former health minister Andreas Loverdos (Pasok) to parliament with a request that his parliamentary immunity be lifted so that