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Greek property prices rise for a third consecutive quarter

ATHENS A recovery in Greece's residential property market gained momentum in the third quarter of 2018, central bank data showed on Monday, suggesting an improving economy and growing foreign interest may help property prices rise further.


Greece's 'red gold' - saffron trade blooms in wilted economy 09 Nov 2018

KROKOS, Greece Every autumn, Zisis Kyrou is more often found plucking flowers in northern Greece's purple saffron fields than in his office as a civil engineer. | Video


Seeking a bargain, and taste of the good life, Chinese buy Greek homes 29 Oct 2018

ATHENS Three times a week, hundreds of Chinese investors arrive at Athens airport to be greeted by Greek real estate agents who drive them straight into the city to view apartments for sale. | Video


Spain's unemployment rate falls to lowest level in almost 10 years 25 Oct 2018

MADRID Spain's unemployment rate fell to 14.6 percent in the third quarter, official data showed on Thursday, its lowest level since the last quarter of 2008, after a busy tourist season boosted employment in services.


As cabinet row rumbles, Greek PM hails Macedonia name change 20 Oct 2018

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday welcomed the approval by Macedonia's parliament of a proposed change to the country's name as a decisive step towards ending decades of discord between the two neighbours.


Greek PM says EU Commission approved Greek budget without pension cuts 20 Oct 2018

ATHENS The European Union's executive has approved Greece's first post-bailout draft budget without requiring the implementation of legislated pension cuts, the Greek prime minister said on Saturday.


Macedonian parliament approves country's name change 19 Oct 2018

SKOPJE Macedonia's parliament on Friday approved a proposal to change the country's name, bringing a decades-old dispute with Greece one step closer to being resolved.


No room at the inn: Central Europe student housing crunch attracts investors 19 Oct 2018

WROCLAW, Poland Wroclaw's hulking Soviet-era public dormitories held little appeal for Odysseas Savvas when he moved to the Polish city from Greece to study business at university. Instead, he opted for his own room and bathroom in a newly built private residence.


Ancient shipwrecks found in Greek waters tell tale of trade routes 11 Oct 2018

FOURNI, Greece Archaeologists in Greece have discovered at least 58 shipwrecks, many laden with antiquities, in what they say may be the largest concentration of ancient wrecks ever found in the Aegean and possibly the whole of the Mediterranean. | Video


Greek bank shares hit by external factors, central bank chief says 10 Oct 2018

ATHENS A drop in Greek bank shares was caused by external factors, not the health of the country's banks, the governor of the Bank of Greece said on Wednesday.