Greek ministry planning energy futures market

The Greek Environment and Energy Ministry is planning to create a Greek energy futures market, aiming to play a key role in the region of Southeastern Europe.

Minister Yiannis Maniatis (photo) has invited competent authorities to draft an institutional framework within three months that will be put up for public consultation.

Gov’t looks into tapping Greece’s rare earth elements

Environment and Energy Minister Yiannis Maniatis on Tuesday spoke of encouraging signs concerning the existence of rare earth elements in Greece following a meeting with members of a group of Chinese representatives in Greece to attend an international conference on the subject on the island of Milos.

Kapeleris faces magistrates in connection with Lagarde list

The head of Greece’s Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) when Giorgos Papaconstantinou was finance minister in 2010, Yiannis Kapeleris, was granted unconditional release on Tuesday after defending himself before investigating magistrates on charges of breach of trust in connection with the so-called Lagarde list.