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Greek PM Samaras in Brussels for EU Summit

In Brussels on the occasion of the European Union summit will be today and tomorrow the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, in the aftermath of the first, unsuccessful, ballot for the election of the new President of the Hellenic...

Philip Morris – Papastratos Agree on 25-Million-Euro Investment

Greece’s leading tobacco company Papastratos’ President and CEO Nikitas Theofilopoulos and Philip Morris International Vice President Massimo Andolina announced during a meeting with Development Minister Kostas Skrekas on Wednesday in Athens that the planned 25-million-euro investment is currently in the...

Greece to Abolish Operating Permits for 897 Professions

Greece 's government plans to abolish operating permits for almost 900 professions, Minister of Development Kostas Skrekas announced on Monday. According to Skrekas, permits will not be needed anymore for 897 professions, which account for 14.3% of the Greek GDP. A ministry official said...

Greek Govt Ministers Preparing for Upcoming Greco-Turkish Cooperation Council [Video]

Under the presidency of Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu, the third Supreme Council of Greek–Turkish Cooperation will meet on December 5 and 6 in Athens and government Vice President and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos asked the...

Greek Banks to Implement Law on 'Bad Loans'

Greek banks are ready to implement the law on "bad loans." This emerged after today's meeting at the government headquarters between Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, government Vice President Evangelos Venizelos, Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis, Alternate Finance Minister Christos Staikouras,...

Dendias to Replace Avramopoulos in Ministry of National Defense

Nikos Dendias is going to be the new National Defense Minister, replacing Dimitris Avramopoulos who will assume his duties at the European Commission this coming Monday, November 3. Mr. Dendias was previously appointed to the Ministry of Growth, and...