A global pastime

Despite so many flights being grounded, someone must be spraying us with chemicals, given the fresh passion that the coronavirus crisis has injected into our favorite national pastime, now a global one: conspiracy theories.

A new image

Many people say that the virus is changing everything. While it is undoubtedly shaking things up in a major way, it is not changing our key strategic goals here in Greece. 

PM Orban: We celebrate signing the EU Accession Treaty with same confidence in Romanians' choice

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban says in a message sent on the occasion of the 15th anniversary since the signing of the Accession Treaty to the European Union, that we celebrate this moment "with the same confidence in the choice Romanians made and the same determination to keep our compass." "Romania celebrates today 15 years since the return to its big family of European democracies was consecra

Turkey's industrial goods exports to China start to revive

Turkish industrial goods exports to China have rallied as Chinese factories resume production and businesses reopen after shutdown amid the coronavirus outbreak.

"After the Chinese economy reopened gradually, acceleration started in firms exporting to China," said Murat Kolbaşı, the chairman of the Asia-Pacific Business Council of Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK).

One in four workers has had their contract suspended

The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) on Thursday asked the government to restart the economy with some bold decisions, and presented Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data showing that more than one in four workers in Greece has had their labor contracts suspended in accordance with the framework the government introduced in March to lessen the damage enterprises sustain as a resu

EU leaders ask Commission to work out joint recovery financing

European Union leaders asked the executive Commission to urgently work out a plan for joint EU financing of the bloc's economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic, the chairman of EU leaders Charles Michel said on Thursday.

He said the leaders wanted the Commission to link the recovery plan with the EU's next long-term budget for 2021-2027.

EU official: Aiming to launch EU recovery fund at start of 2021 in best case scenario

The European Union is aiming to launch a recovery fund on Jan 1, 2021 in the best case scenario, an EU official said on Thursday.

Spain has proposed the creation of a fund of up to 1.5 trillion euros ($1.62 trillion) financed by perpetual debt.