National liberalism

PM to discuss new fees with bankers on Thursday

The new charges banks have imposed on most of their services customers' transactions will be discussed in a meeting of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with the heads of the country's biggest banks on Thursday.

The new charges are an effort to offset the sector's losses from interest takings, which have been in constant decline over the last few years.

Cooperation with China an ‘example for Euro peers’

Having a stronger relationship with China is good for Greece, and their cooperation has set an example for European countries, according to Adonis Georgiadis, the Greek minister for development and investments.
Georgiadis said Chinese enterprises' investment in Piraeus port is a successful case of bilateral cooperation.

Race against time

The euphoria among Greek business circles after July's election is beginning to spread abroad, albeit slowly. However, it will take a systematic and coordinated effort to convince serious investors and funds to put their money on our country. Greece's bankruptcy and crisis are still very fresh in the minds of investors.

Tractors to roll out in Larissa as farmers protest

Farmers in Larissa, central Greece, are planning to roll out their tractors at the Platykambos junction of the Athens-Thessaloniki national road on Monday in protest at cotton prices, which they complain are too low for them to cover production costs.
The farmers are demanding a meeting with Agriculture and Food Minister Makis Voridis to discuss their grievances.

Minister steps in to stop contentious auction

The auction of a primary residence belonging to a family affected by the 2018 deadly wildfire in Mati in eastern Attica, which on Wednesday sparked clashes between riot police and communist unionists, has been suspended following an intervention by Development and Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis, state-run Athens-Macedonia news agency (ANA-MPA) reports.

Mitsotakis finalizing TIF speech amid push for investment

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is putting the finishing touches to his scheduled speech on Saturday night at the Thessaloniki International Fair, where he is expected to announce a series of fresh tax cuts in line with pre-election promises and to underline the need for foreign investments to boost growth.

In trip to Athens, Wilbur Ross discusses US investments

Development and Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis discussed Greece's growth plan for the economy and its effort to attract foreign investment with a US delegation led by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Athens on Thursday.
Georgiadis and Ross were joined by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis who discussed developing bilateral trade ties.

Minister says shop opening every Sunday not on cards

Development and Investment Minister Adonis Georgiadis has denied reports that the government is going to allow all stores to stay open on every Sunday.

"There is no such debate within the ministry. The issue of Sunday openings has been adequately dealt with by the previous government," Georgiadis told Skai TV.

He added that shopowners are divided over the issue.