Costis Hatzidakis

New Greek Energy Minister to Revive Helliniko and Skouries Projects

The new government’s Energy and Environment Minister, Costis Hatzidakis, has said that two of Greece’s biggest investment projects that have been stalled or blocked for years, will be immediately revived.   The Helliniko privatization in coastal southeast Athens and the Skouries...

ND Vice President Hatzidakis: The Fourth Memorandum Arrives

Not only is the second review not concluded but on the contrary the 4th memorandum arrives, said main opposition New Democracy vice president Costis Hatzidakis speaking to Athens Macedonian News Agency on Saturday. A heavy, as he called it, memorandum...

ND will not Vote for Whatever Measures Submitted to Parliament, its Vice President Says

The measures that the government and the creditors are now negotiating are the result of the government's inefficiency and lack of credibility, main opposition New Democracy (ND) Vice President Costis Hatzidakis said on Saturday in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian...

Gov't Can't Give Solutions to the Country's Economic Problems, Says ND Vice President Hatzidakis

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) vice president Costis Hatzidakis accused the government of arrogance, deadlock manipulations and confusion over the TV licences in an interview with Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Sunday. Hatzidakis went further to say that when the ND...

New Democracy Leader Faces Second Round of Party Wrangling

New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras will once again see his leadership challenged when he will meet with the party's political committee on Sunday. After a long meeting of the New Democracy parliamentary group where Samaras tried to affirm his position as the...

Twelve Energy Projects Worth 7 Bln Euros Included in Fast Track Procedure

Greek authorities on Monday decided to include 12 energy investments worth 7 billion euros to a fast track legislation procedure for strategic investments. The decision was reached during a meeting of the inter-ministerial commission headed by Greece 's Development and...

New Samaras Shuffle, Stournaras to Bank of Greece

With one eye on a hopeful economic recovery and the other on next month's critical elections for Greek municipalities and the European Parliament, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is reportedly planning yet another Cabinet shakeup that will see Finance Minister...

Samaras Wants Troika To OK Corporate Tax Cut

With most Greeks buried under big tax hikes to go along with salary cuts, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras reportedly wants to cut taxes for corporations to generate growth. He will need permission from the country's lenders, the Troika of the...

Milk Fight Rebels Relent, Bill Passage Seen

Backed by a warning from its international lenders that the next installment would be yanked if there are any changes to an omnibus bill going before the Greek Parliament on March 30, the government has brought would-be rebels upset...

Development Ministry Presents Proposals for 'Greek product' Label

Development and Competitiveness Minister Costis Hatzidakis and Deputy Development Minister Athanassios Skordas on Thursday presented three alternative proposals for a "Greek label" to be used on products and services produced in Greece: a ship, a heart and an ancient...