Economia Blog

Athens-Thessaloniki rail project continues

Athens-Thessaloniki rail project continues

Christian J. Hadjipateras 18/04/2018 1
The major revamp of the Athens-Thessaloniki railways, which would cut the journey time to just over three hours, is continuing despite several hurdles...
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Installation of Athens metro barriers goes at snail’s pace

Installation of Athens metro barriers goes at snail’s pace

Christian J. Hadjipateras 17/04/2018 1
The installation of barriers at stations of the Athens metro continues to progress and an extremely slow place, thus allowing fare dodging to continue...
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War vortex or storm in a teacup?

War vortex or storm in a teacup?

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 16/04/2018 1
The 105 Tomahawks that were lobbed by US, UK and French naval-and-air forces in the Eastern Mediterranean towards Syrian chemical-war installations ar...
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Ryanair expands international network from Athens

Ryanair expands international network from Athens

Christian J. Hadjipateras 13/04/2018 7
The low-cost airline Ryanair has announced that it plans to expand its international network from Athens International Airport over the coming months ...
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Greece-FYROM talks resume

Greece-FYROM talks resume

Christian J. Hadjipateras 12/04/2018 2
Negotiations between Greece and FYROM over the naming dispute will resume today with Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias calling for realism as the q...
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Greek consumer confidence remains at stable level

Greek consumer confidence remains at stable level

Christian J. Hadjipateras 11/04/2018 1
Greek consumer confidence index, compiled by Nielsen, remained stable in the last quarter of 2017 after a noticeable rise in the third quarter. Its st...
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Curiouser and curiouser

Curiouser and curiouser

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 10/04/2018 0
Somedays ago, the joint effort of (US-based) Exin Partners and Calamos to acquire a controlling 75% of major Greek insurer Ethniki Asfalistiki came ap...
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New York City Greek film festival appoints new director

New York City Greek film festival appoints new director

Christian J. Hadjipateras 09/04/2018 0
The New York City Greek film festival (NYCGFF) has appointed Maria Tzompanaki as its new director, the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce (HACC) an...
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Uber suspends service in Greece

Uber suspends service in Greece

Christian J. Hadjipateras 05/04/2018 0
The American-based company Uber announced earlier today that it would be suspending its service in Greece following approved legislation adding toughe...
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Agreement reached in principle over stake in Hellenic Petroleum

Agreement reached in principle over stake in Hellenic Petroleum

Christian J. Hadjipateras 04/04/2018 0
Greece and Paneuropean Oil and Industrial Holding have agreed to divest a combined 50.1% stake, at least, in Greece’s biggest oil refiner Hellenic Pet...
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New Democracy holds lead over SYRIZA in latest poll

New Democracy holds lead over SYRIZA in latest poll

Christian J. Hadjipateras 03/04/2018 0
The latest poll conducted has shown that the main opposition party New Democracy (ND) continues to lead SYRIZA. With the next general election due to ...
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Not exactly festive

Not exactly festive

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 02/04/2018 0
Greece, its government/its political system and its people, is entering the traditionally relaxed, festive and joyful period of (Orthodox) Easter in a...
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Aegean announces order of over 40 aircraft to expand and renew its fleet

Aegean announces order of over 40 aircraft to expand and renew its fleet

Christian J. Hadjipateras 02/04/2018 0
Aegean Airlines, Greece's largest airline, has announced a major aircraft order to both expand and renew its fleet. With the investment valued at $5bn...
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US Embassy Athens revamp project underway

US Embassy Athens revamp project underway

Christian J. Hadjipateras 29/03/2018 1
Work on renovating the US Embassy in Athens has begun. The project, which the embassy announced, will be done by US-based Caddell Construction Company...
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Greek Superleague to resume after two-week suspension

Greek Superleague to resume after two-week suspension

Christian J. Hadjipateras 28/03/2018 4
The Greek Superleague is to resume after a two-week suspension following embarrassing scenes in Thessaloniki following a match between PAOK and AEK At...
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EU urges Turkey to seek better relations with Greece and Cyprus

EU urges Turkey to seek better relations with Greece and Cyprus

Christian J. Hadjipateras 27/03/2018 3
Two of the EU’s top officials yesterday urged Turkish president Erdogan to seek better relations with Greece and Cyprus. Turkey has consistently taken...
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