George Georgiopoulos

Piraeus Bank's loss narrows as loan provisions decline

Nov 19 2021

ATHENS (Reuters) -Piraeus Bank, one of Greece's four biggest lenders, reported a smaller loss in the third quarter than the previous three months, as expected, as provisions for bad loans decreased.

After debt crisis, Greek economy faces climate change threats

Nov 04 2021

NEA IRAKLEIA, Greece Strolling along the coast of Nea Irakleia village where he would go swimming as a young man, George Perperis points to where there was once a beach, now submerged by seawater.

Quake wrecks old buildings in Crete, killing one person

Sep 27 2021

ATHENS (Reuters) -An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 shook Greece's largest island, Crete, on Monday morning, killing one person and injuring several, authorities said. | Video

Eurobank in talks with Nexi, Worldline to sell merchant acquiring unit

Sep 03 2021

ATHENS Eurobank, one of Greece's four largest lenders, is in talks with Italy's Nexi and French payments firm Worldline to sell its merchant acquiring business, banking sources told Reuters on Friday.

'Our Mikis has gone': 'Zorba the Greek' composer Theodorakis dies at 96

Sep 02 2021

ATHENS (Reuters) -Composer Mikis Theodorakis, whose music crossed international boundaries in his captivating score for the film "“Zorba the Greek", died on Thursday, plunging Greece into three days of mourning.

Greek PM sacks public order minister after wildfires

Aug 31 2021

ATHENS (Reuters) -Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis replaced his public order and tourism ministers on Tuesday and created a new civil protection post following sharp criticism of the government's response to a spate of summer wildfires.

UPDATE 1-Alpha Bank returns to profit as bad loan provisions fall

Aug 26 2021

ATHENS, Aug 26 Alpha Bank, one of Greece's four largest banks, swung to a profit in the second quarter as loan-loss provisions fell.

After wildfires, Greek PM says climate crisis demands radical action

Aug 25 2021

ATHENS Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said wildfires that ripped through the outskirts of Athens and other parts of Greece this month underlined the need for radical shifts in behaviour to tackle global warming.

No end to Greek inferno as wildfires rage into the night

Aug 07 2021

ATHENS (Reuters) -Wildfires in Greece raged into the night burning more forest and homes in the northern outskirts of Athens and other parts of the country and forcing more evacuations as more international aid was on the way. | Video

Athens suburbs brace for night inferno as blaze burns homes

Aug 03 2021

ATHENS (Reuters) -A wildfire raged uncontrolled north of Athens on Tuesday, burning homes and forcing authorities to order more evacuations as they grappled with 81 forest fires during Greece's worst heatwave in over 30 years.

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