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Increased Israeli interest to invest in Greece’s privatization program, energy, tourism

The environment, energy, tourism and real estate sectors reportedly dominate interest by Israel-based investors eyeing business prospects in Greece, according to reports. Greece’s embassy in Israel has mostly fielded requests by local companies interested in an ongoing privatization program in the still bailout-dependent country. Solid and liquid waste management, a …

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Locust plague takes hostage the island of Agios Efstratios now under ‘state of emergency’

Millions of locust have invaded the island of Agios Efstratios – Ai Stratis- in the North Aegean Sea in recent days. They destroy grassland essential for the sheep and goat farming and cause major disturbance to the lives of residents and tourists. The mayor has declared the ‘state of emergency’ …

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Greek gov’t “orders” citizens not to use fireplaces, Dec 14-16/2013

Greek Ministers for Health and Environment issued a joint statement on Saturday evening asking the citizens to refrain from unnecessary use of fireplaces. Stressing that the weather conditions favor the accumulation of atmospheric pollution (smog), the two ministries ask citizens to refrain from using their home fireplaces from Saturday evening …

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Athens: Low-Emission Cars to Drive Through Greece’s Capital as of Sept 1/2012

As I have been permanently about the air-pollution in Athens, I should be fair and post about the new measures to be applied as of September 1 st 2012 and allowing only low-emissions car to drive through the centre of the Greek capital. Below the new measure as posted by daily Kathimerini:  The …

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Greek Scientists disprove NASA on Alien discovery: Athens residents breathe Arsenic and they are still alive!

Do you remember the Hollies’ song “All I need is the air that I breathe… and to love you” ? Reading the shocking report about the composition of  the atmospheric air in Athens, I propose you stick to love and get an oxygen mask! Then the air that we breathe day-in …

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Qatar’s Astakos-Investment Cancelled

Greece most advertised investment in Astakos port has been surprisingly cancelled.  The construction of  units for electricity and liquified natural gas (LPG) worth of  2,5 billion euros between Greece, Qatar and Italy failed as two main investors withdraw their interest. According to Greek media, Qatar Petroleum International and Qatar Electricity Water Companyhave left the …

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Qatar’s Greece Investment: Mediterranean Dubai or Balkan Las Vegas?

A Memorandum of  Understand, targeting Economic Cooperation and Investment, was signed last night in New York between the Greek and the Qatar governments. Billionaire Emir of Qatar, H.H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, God bless him, will invest 5 billion euros in Greece in real estate, infrastructure and tourism.                        Even thought …

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