The international 0.5 percent sulfur cap on marine fuel, applying as of January 1, has already raised the cost of shipping transport by about 7 percent. This is expected to affect the competitiveness of product exports from islands such as Crete, while also leading to a hike in the price of goods shipped to all the Greek islands.
House sale prices are projected to continue rising in 2020, as market professionals consider the existing momentum to be sustainable.
The average growth rate this year is already approaching 10 percent compared to 2018, although in the center of Athens, where demand is greatest, asking prices have risen by 30 percent.
The Indonesian Ministry of Commerce has threatened to impose higher tariffs on EU dairy products in response to the proposed measure by the bloc on palm oil biodiesel, the BTA quoted France as saying.
The warning could exacerbate the trade dispute between the EU and Indonesia, which is the world's largest producer of palm oil. The EU plans to reduce palm oil-based biofuels by 2030.
Marihuana for more than half a million BGN was seized in the land of the Pomorian village Bata, the Burgas District Prosecutor's Office announced.
90 kg dry foliage mass and another 193 stalks of cannabis found in plantation. The number is record. A 57-year-old man from Burgas is detained, he is not criminally exposed and has not been convicted, the Burgas police have reported.
The government has vowed to take all measures possible to boost agricultural production and ensure food price stability, including direct vegetable and fruit sales to consumers through municipalities.
Bourgas City Council adopted a project proposal for "Design and construction of anaerobic installations for separately collected biodegradable waste". The project is expected to be financed with BGN 30 million under the Operational Program "Environment". e-Burgas.com wrote about the idea in January.
Crude oil prices are expected to jump 23 percent this year amid strong economic growth, while metals prices are rising, hit by ongoing trade tensions, the World Bank has said.