Bidding opens on Monday for licenses commercial activities like refreshment stands and umbrella rentals at dozens of Greece's beaches.
The Finance Ministry hopes for a bigger turnout compared to last year, when the scheme was first launched and pertained to licenses for 61 beaches. According to data, closing prices last year were 50.3 percent higher than starting prices.
The Privatization Administration of Turkey has conducted separate auctions to corporatize two sugar factories, amid controversy over the move.
The Turkish Customs Ministry has begun handing over smuggled animals they have seized so far to Turkey's Animal Rights Federation (HAYTAP) before they are put up for auctions.
Scuffles break out outside a notary office in central Athens on Wednesday. Police said that eight members of the "Won't Pay" movement were detained as they attempted to disrupt electronic auctions of foreclosed properties at a notary office on Kapodistriou Street in the city center. All property auctions are gradually being transferred to the online platform.
All property auctions are gradually being transferred to the online platform. Already 1,341 auctions - mainly by banks, and a few by individuals - have been transferred to the electronic system.
The curtain on physical auctions at courts will officially fall on February 28, after which all foreclosed assets will have to be auctioned online.
The Independent Authority for Public Revenue confirmed on Friday in a circular that property auctions for debts to the state will officially start on May 1.
The authority has decided that starting prices will be based on the commercial value of the asset to be auctioned, and that they will be determined by independent surveyors.