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Yiannis Maniatis

Hellenic Railway to Reach Nafplio

Within the next six months, the Greek railway line connecting Nafplio, Argos and Corinth is expected to reopen. The head of Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) Panayiotis Theofanopoulos assured the Mayor of Nafplio that the existing rail network and terminal will...

The Upcoming Troika Negotiations: A Case of Hot Potatoes?

The Troika's upcoming evaluation of Greece's financial recovery will include a helping of “hot potatoes” for the Greek government – that is to say, the need to address heated topics such as retirement age, public sector layoffs and health care costs. Today, a meeting...

Greece, EIB Sign €815 Million Loan Agreement‏

For the first time in eight years, Greece will see positive growth rates in the third quarter of the year, Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis revealed on Thursday. Speaking during a ceremony for the signing of a loan agreement with the European...

Greece Plans to Exploit Rare Earth Elements

Greek Environment and Energy Minister Yiannis Maniatis spoke of encouraging signs that Greece has rare minerals during a meeting with Chinese representatives. Maniatis stressed that Greece is one of only five European countries which have shown signs of such rare elements. Furthermore, he...

Cremation with a Simple Written Statement

The Greek government gave the green light for the opening of cremation centers, with an amendment to the Environment Ministry bill. The regulations, signed by Interior Minister Argyris Dinopoulos, Development Minister Nikos Dendias, Health Minister Makis Voridis and Environment Minister Yiannis Maniatis,...

Faliro Regeneration Project Moves Ahead

The revamping of a 60-hectare stretch of Athens' southern coast moved a step closer Thursday as Greek Environment Minister Yiannis Maniatis approved the environmental parameters for the 230-million-euro project, paving the way for a tender to be launched. If there...

Tender for H/C Exploration in Ionian Sea & Crete Due Early July

The environment, energy and climate change ministry announced on Wednesday that an international tender for hydrocarbon exploration concessions in the Ionian Sea and south of Crete will be launched in early July. The features of the areas involved, based on...

'Small PPC' Draft Bill to be Tabled in Parliament on July 2

A draft bill to privatize the "small PPC" - a spinoff of the Public Power Corporation - will be tabled in Parliament on July 2, according to government sources on Monday. The decision came at a meeting at the government...

World Cup: 6 of our Favorite Wives and Girlfriends of the Greek National Team's Players

The lives of soccer players and their mates are with no doubt glamorous, exciting and on the media's spotlight. Accomplishing the dream of becoming a famous athlete, doesn't only bring you fame and fortune and the ability to do what you...

The Samaras Reshuffle Shuffles Along, Bakoyianni On Board

A long pending Cabinet shakeup by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is reportedly set to take place, and a former minister, Dora Bakoyianni may be in line for either Finance Minister or as a European Commissioner. The two, who had barely spoken...