ATHENS Tourism, which accounts for about a quarter of Greece's gross domestic product, will grow in 2020 despite the blow dealt to the sector last year by the collapse of British travel giant Thomas Cook, Tourism Minister Harry Theocharis said on Thursday.
ATHENS Greece said on Friday it was expelling the Libyan ambassador, angered by an accord between Libya and Turkey signed on Nov. 27 that maps out a sea boundary between the two countries close to the Greek island of Crete.
ATHENS Greece plans to sell billions of euros of social security contributions owed to its pension fund to private investors to get cash upfront and facilitate recovering other receivables, senior government officials told Reuters on Thursday.
ATHENS, Nov 14 Greece plans to sell billions of
euros of social security contributions owed to its pension fund
to private investors to get cash upfront and facilitate
recovering other receivables, senior government officials told
Reuters on Thursday.
ATHENS/SAO PAULO After initially naming only one ship, Brazilian authorities have added four more tankers as suspects in the investigation into the source of oil tarring its coastline over the past two months, according to a document on Wednesday.
BRASILIA/ATHENS Brazilian investigators said on Friday a Greek-flagged ship carrying Venezuelan crude was the source of oil tarring Brazil's coastline over the past two months, but the firm running the ship said its voyage finished "uneventfully."
ATHENS There are rules in exploring energy resources in the Mediterranean Sea, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday, warning Turkey not to engage in drilling activity that is "illegal" and "unacceptable". | Video
ATHENS Greek private sector workers walked off the job on Wednesday and marched through the streets of Athens to protest against labour reforms planned by the new conservative government which they say will weaken unions and curb their right to strike. | Video
ATHENS Greece needs to agree with its euro zone lenders on a lower fiscal target path to achieve a sustainable economic and social recovery, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday after a mission visit to Athens.
THESSALONIKI/ATHENS Greece's prime minister detailed tax cuts for austerity-hit Greeks and companies strained during a decade-long debt crisis, and promised reforms aimed at convincing lenders to ease the nation's fiscal target from 2021.