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Greek Post to Charge 15 Euros For Parcels Sent From Non-EU Countries

The Hellenic Post (ELTA) announced last week that it has began charging at least 15 euros for each parcel with a customs declaration received from a non-European Union country. This new decision will hit customers who buy electronically from countries...

Greece to Begin Procedures to Privatize Ten Regional Ports

The Greek government has launched the necessary legal procedures for the further commercial development of ten large regional ports in the country, according to an announcement issued on Friday. Finance Minister Christos Staikouras and Shipping and Island Policy Minister Giannis...

US Ambassador Expects Significant American Investment in Greece

"The stage is set for a fantastically productive 2020, and many exciting opportunities lie ahead," U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt said late on Thursday addressing the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Ambassador expressed confidence that there will...

1st Greek Olive Oils of 2019 Harvest Awarded at Biolnovello

Contending with approximately 200 entries, Greek olive oils captured six awards at the Biolnovello organic extra virgin olive oil competition in Italy at the end of last year: two extra gold medals, one gold, and three silvers. One Greek...

Successful Greek Fisherman in Iceland Longs to Return to his Native Land

George Alevras is a Greek fisherman from the historic city of Messolonghi who currently lives in Siglufjörður, one of the northernmost cities in Iceland. Despite his success in Iceland's largest economic sector, Alevras would like to return back home to his...

Funeral Services Join New Black Friday Hype in Greece

The business world's "Black Friday" hype has now begun to engulf Greek consumers, who are eager to take advantage of the special sales offered annually by retailers. The Black Friday phenomenon began in the United States, as the day after...

China’s COSCO Plans to Make Piraeus the Largest Port in Europe

China's Cosco Group shipping giant plans to invest around $1 billion in Greece’s Port of Piraeus to help turn the ancient harbor into a main entry point for Chinese exports to Europe. The new investment comes on the heels of...

Former Google Executive Steve Vranakis Created ”Macedonia the Great” Logo

Former Google executive-turned Greek government adviser Steve Vranakis has been credited for the creation of the new, official commercial trademark which will be used for all products originating from Macedonia. Vranakis, who was hired recently by the conservative government as...

Greek Feta Cheese, Ouzo to Receive Protection From Counterfeits in China

China and the European Union will sign an accord in Beijing on Wednesday to protect products which have a specific geographical origin — such as Greek feta cheese and ouzo — in a bid to fight the counterfeiting of...

Greece Will be the Honored Country at China International Import Expo

Greece will be foremost among the countries honored at the China International Import Expo 2019 (CIIE), held in Shanghai from November 5 to 10. A statement by Enterprise Greece, the nation's official export-promotion agency, said that Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos...