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Daily Archives: September 14, 2017

Hellenic Register of Shipping: Sunken tanker does not hold seaworthiness certificate by HRS

Tanker “Agia Zoni II”  had never been surveyed and does not hold any certificate of seaworthiness by the Hellenic Register of Shipping (HRS), the body said in a statement on Thursday. The HRS statement reads: “Concerning the dissemination of unsubstantiated rumors on the tanker ‘Agia Zoni II’, the HRS informs …

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Italian Ferrovie buys Greek TrainOSE, a day after €692mn debt is written off

Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane S.p.A. on Thursday signed an agreement to buy 100 percent of Greece’s railways TrainOSE for 45 million euros. The signature ended a four-year tender process and opening a new page in the Greek railways’ future. The signatures fell a day after TrainOSE’s  692-million-euro debt to state-owned …

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EU Commission sends anti-pollution vessel to assist Greece in oil spill clean up

The European Commission has responded to Greece’s request for assistance and has sent an anti-pollution vessel to help with the clean up of the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf. According to a statement issued by the European Commission, Greece had activated the European Civil Protection Mechanism requesting the vessel. …

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OECD report: Greece only country that increased taxes, VAT and social contributions in 2016

Greece is defying the prevalent trend among the world’s industrialized nations for reducing tax rates in order to boost investment and competitiveness, a report published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has shown. In contrast Greece has increased labor and corporate taxes, Value Added Tax as well …

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