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Greece struggles to bring migrants into temporary camp after fire

Sep 16 2020

LESBOS Greek authorities were struggling on Wednesday to move thousands of migrants made homeless by a blaze at an overcrowded camp into new tents, while fears grew over a coronavirus outbreak on the island of Lesbos.

Greek police arrest six over Lesbos fire, migrants resist new camp

Sep 15 2020

LESBOS, Greece Greek police have detained six migrants over a fire that razed the Moria refugee camp to the ground, the government said on Tuesday, as thousands of displaced people refused to move to a new facility and demanded to leave Lesbos island.

Greece ready for talks with Turkey if 'encouraging step' is pursued

Sep 15 2020

ATHENS/ANKARA Greece said on Tuesday it was ready for talks with Turkey over contested Mediterranean waters if Ankara continues "disengaging itself" from the crisis, following the withdrawal of a Turkish exploration vessel from a disputed region.

UPDATE 2-Greek economy sees record slump, reversing hard-won gains

Sep 03 2020

ATHENS, Sept 3 Greece's GDP shrank 14% between April and June, marking the steepest quarterly contraction in at least 25 years and threatening to undermine a decade of hard-won gains for the recently bailed-out economy.

Greece starts clearing ground for Athens property plan after long delay

Jul 03 2020

ATHENS Greece started work clearing ground on Friday for a real estate project that plans to turn a disused airport on the Athens coast into one of Europe's biggest tourist resorts, three times the size of Monaco.

Exclusive: Greece delays asset sales as coronavirus impact hits prices

May 06 2020

ATHENS Greece will raise only a fraction of what it initially expected from privatisations this year, as the coronavirus downturn has forced it to put planned asset sales on hold to avoid low offers.

UPDATE 2-Greece wants to prevent new generation of bad loans after coronavirus

Apr 30 2020

ATHENS, April 30 Preventing an increase in soured bank loans is a top priority for Greece as it grapples with the economic fallout from the new coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told parliament on Thursday.

Greeks prepare for muted Easter under extra lockdown measures

Apr 16 2020

ATHENS Greece is preparing for a muted Orthodox Easter this year after the authorities strictly forbade the traditional spirited celebrations of mass church attendance, firecrackers and large family gatherings.

Bets off at Greece's OPAP after coronavirus shutdowns

Apr 01 2020

ATHENS OPAP , Europe's fourth-biggest betting business, said it had seen almost all its revenue wiped out by the closure of its outlets due to a coronavirus lockdown in Greece and Cyprus.

UPDATE 2-Bets off at Greece's OPAP after coronavirus shutdowns

Apr 01 2020

* CEO to stand down at end of May (Add impact from shutdown, CEO stepping down)

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