PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis buys Thessaloniki port

Deutsche Invest Equity Partners (DIEP), an investment group Ivan Savvidis, the owner of football club PAOK Thessaloniki, is a part of has bought out the Thessaloniki port (OLTH) for a price of 231.9 million euros. The development signals a new era in the city’s port, affecting the economic growth of northern Greece and the country as a whole.

UEFA punishes PAOK’s “Gate 4” over anti-Merkel and “Greek Macedonia” banners!


PAOK’s “Gate 4” will remain closed for the team’s next European game and PAOK FC will pay 23.000 Euros fine.

The reasons are that during the PAOK-Schalke game,

– There should be empty spaces Gates 5 and 6 for security reasons,

– There was a banner against the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and

Refugees experience 90 minutes of normality

Spectators watch a soccer match between refugee teams from the Nea Kavala and Herso camps, in the village Nea Kavala, northern Greece, in this photo made available Saturday. Players and fans from Syria and Iraq got a break from life at the camps to play a match organized by a government migration agency, launching a tournament that will include local amateur Greek teams.

Savvidis ready to pay the first installment

Greek-Russian businessman Ivan Savvidis said on Tuesday he is ready to pay the first installment for the acquisition of a nationwide TV license, adding that all his business activities are transparent.
“I have no pending issues. As far as my financial ability is concerned, everything is transparent. I’m waiting for the order to immediately pay the first installment,” Savvidis told.

Statue unveiled in Thessaloniki to mark Russian friendship

Arkady Dvorkovich, Russia's deputy prime minister (2nd from l), Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris (r), Ivan Savvidis, the head of the Federation of Greek Communities in Russia, and other officials unveil a statue of former Queen Olga in a street bearing her name on Saturday in Thessaloniki.

Bulgaria's Dimitar Berbatov Receives Warm Welcome by PAOK Fans

Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov, who recently signed a contract with Greek football club PAOK, received a warm welcome by the supporters of the club at the Toumba stadium in Thessaloniki during his presentation on Thursday .

Due to the impressive turnout of the fans, the stadium staff had to open all gates in order take in all the supporters, the website of PAOK informs.