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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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