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Pomegranate Oil: Greece's Golden Elixir the World Can't Get Enough Of

A Greek exporter of pomegranate oil says that he cannot make enough product to satisfy the current world demand for the oil of this fruit, which features in the mythology and traditions of several cultures. Stefanos Kassidis recently told the...

Greek Olive Oil Takes First Place in World Ranking of Extra-Virgin Olive Oils

An organic Greek olive oil won first place recently in the World Ranking of EVOO (or Extra-Virgin Olive Oils), garnering this accolade for the second consecutive year. The extra virgin olive oil "Gemstone Blend Evoo" from Sakellaropoulos' organic olive groves...

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias to Visit Washington, Meet With Mike Pompeo

The new Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will go to Washington DC on Wednesday to meet with his counterpart in the US State Department Mike Pompeo and other senior American officials. The visit was not originally on the official schedule,...

Premier Tsipras Announces US' ExxonMobil to Conduct Exploration South of Crete

Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras announced on Friday that the Greek government and the American Energy giant ExxonMobil will sign an agreement regarding energy exploration and drilling next week. Speaking to journalists in Brussels following the two-day European Council Summit, Tsipras...

Greece Among Eight Nations To Face US Sanctions if they Purchase Iranian Oil

Greece is among eight nations worldwide which could potentially face sanctions if they purchase Iranian oil, the Trump Administration declared on Monday. The move comes as a result of the US decision to end the sanctions' waivers which were implemented...

Thessaloniki-Skopje Oil Pipeline To Reopen This Year

Hellenic Petroleum chairman and CEO Efstathios Tsotsoros said on Wednesday that the existing oil pipeline between Thessaloniki and Skopje could resume operation as soon as the end of this year. Speaking with the state-run AMNA news agency, Tsotsoros noted that...

Environmental Organization Warns of Risks in Greek Plans to Drill Off Crete

The Greek office of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF Hellas) issued a statement on Wednesday warning of ''huge environmental and economic risks to the detriment of Crete and the rest of Greece.'' The remarks came as Greek authorities are proceeding...

Vessel Runs Aground Off Nafplio, Greece (video)

A Panamanian-flagged freighter named ''Sibel'' run aground on the sandy shoals off Peloponnesian town of Nafplio on Saturday. The vessel had a total of 13 crew on board, all non-Greek nationals, and no injuries were reported. The vessel was loaded...

Record High Oil Production from Greece's Prinos Oil Fields

Oil production from Greece's Prinos deposit in Macedonia, which includes oil fields both inland and offshore, is expected to exceed 4,000 barrels daily and 1.5 million barrels annually. This breaks all records for the last decade's oil production, according to Mathios Rigas,...

Anastasiades Doesn't Rule Out Cooperation With Turkey in East Mediterranean

The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, has sent the message to the Turkish Cypriots that no one is trying to appropriate the natural wealth belonging to all legitimate citizens of the Republic of Cyprus and that...