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Ionian islands to get direct coastal shipping links

For the first time, there will be a direct shipping link connecting the islands of the Ionian Sea. Ilida Paxos Hydrofoil announced this week the beginning of direct coastal shipping links between the Ionian islands starting on May 1. The 30-meter “High Speed Azimut” vessel will connect Greece’s westernmost islands …

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Bulgaria issues warning over “Macedonia” name dispute

Bulgaria has waded into a 25-year-long dispute between Greece and FYROM regarding Macedonia’s name, saying that issue also concerns Bulgaria. Macedonia and Greece are in a renewed push to resolve their dispute. Greece objects to its northern neighbor using the name, saying it implies territorial claims on its own province …

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Greece among 10 Most Miserable Economies in the world

Rising prices are more of a threat to the global economy this year than joblessness, according to Bloomberg’s Misery Index, which sums inflation and unemployment outlooks for 66 economies. The Misery Index has examined inflation and unemployment outlook in 66 economies The Index ranks Greece in tie with Turkey on …

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“Green” Anarchists attack butcher and fish shops in Ioannina

Four butcher shops, one fish shop, an animal transport truck and a hunter’s vehicle became the target of so-called “Green anarchists” in Ioannina in Epirus, West Greece. The perpetrators wrote slogans on the stores windows and caused material damage. A group calling itself “Black and Green Flasks” claimed responsibility for …

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Greece opened tender for 5% sale of telecom giant OTE

The Hellenic Privatization Fund (HRADF) announced an international tender for the sale of 24.5 million ordinary shares by telecom giant OTE, which represent 5% of the company’s capital. Athens expects bids from interested investors by March 15, 2018, it is clear from a news release on the Fund’s website. The …

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