Greek February retail sales rise 3.5 pct, led by pharmaceuticals

Greek retail sales by volume rose 3.5 percent in February compared to the same month a year earlier after a downwardly revised 6.2 percent increase in January, statistics service ELSTAT said on Thursday.

Retail sales were led higher by cosmetics and pharmaceuticals and food stores, the data showed.

Slovakia, country of 5.5 million, has the lowest coronavirus mortality rate in Europe

In the last 24 hours, two new deaths have been recorded in Slovakia, with a total of twenty deaths.
Three new patients were registered, 1.384 were infected in total, according to the National Center for Medical Data, TASR reports.
The number tested is 1.767.

Economy’s structure makes it vulnerable during pandemic

The economic sectors especially hard hit by the measures introduced to curb the spread of the coronavirus, such as retail commerce and tourism, account for 45 percent of all employment in Greece, according to data compiled by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In this respect, Greece holds the worst position among 29 OECD member-states.

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).