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French retail giant Carrefour to return to Greece a decade after departure

Ten years after its departure from Greece, in the early days of the debt crisis, French supermarket giant Carrefour is returning to the country, this time with a different partner and targeting small retailing through cooperation with local chains. Sources say the penetration of the Greek market will begin before …

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Greek Jews welcome Russia’s decision to return pre-was Jewish archives to Greece

Russia will return to Greece the pre-war archives of Jewish communities that were stolen by Nazi forces, the country’s Jewish council said Thursday “Our history returns home,” the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) said in a statement. KIS said Nazi forces in July 1942 had plundered archives, …

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Steinhardt Collection: 47 stolen antiquities return to Greece

Forty-seven illegally trafficked Greek artifacts among the dozens surrendered by American hedge-fund billionaire Michael Steinhardt under a deal with US authorities will be returned to Greece in the coming days, the Culture Ministry announced on Thursday. The ancient items that will be returned originated from Central Greece, Crete, the Cyclades …

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UN General Assembly unanimously adopts Greece’s resolution on return of cultural property

The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution proposed by Greece for the “Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin.” Greece’s three-year resolution was supported by an unprecedented 111 countries, the Foreign Ministry said in a post on Twitter on Tuesday. The resolution was …

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Louvre returns to Thassos three marble reliefs casts from the Passage of Theories

The casts of three antique marbles reliefs returned to the archeological museum of Thassos a few days ago. They were displayed at the Louvre Museum in Paris since they were found during excavations in the so-called Passage of Theories in the second half of 19th century. Director of the Ephorate …

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Greece applies to EU for return of 519 migrants denied asylum status

Greece filed a request with Frontex and the European Commission for the immediate return of 519 migrants to their countries of origin, Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi said on Friday. In a follow-up request for the return to Turkey of 1,450 migrants living in hotspots on the Aegean Islands, Greece also …

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Marinakis’ media group returns “Stay Home” campaign funds to the state

Media group Alter Ego of ship-, media and football clubs owner Vaggelis Marinakis has returned to the government the funds it received for the anti-coronavirus campaign ‘Stay Home.” almost one million euros. In a statement released on Wednesday, the media group said that the money was returned to the state …

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Greece’s court resume operation after easing of lockdown

Greece’s Justice Minister Konstantinos Tsiaras announced on Monday that administrative, civil and criminal courts are gradually returning to operation and that this process will conclude on June 15, 2020. According to Justice Ministry roadmap: May 6: The Council of State, the Court of Audit and regular administrative courts under the …

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Parthenon Marbles Return clause added in EU-UK trade deal

Greece has apparently managed to get a clause for the return of the Parthenon Marbles in the draft Brexit bill prepared by the European Union. The clause is included in a revised version of the negotiating mandate that Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s Head of Task Force for Relations with …

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Rhodes: Powerful winds hinder planes from landing, ferries from docking

Passengers on a flight from Athens to the island of Rhodes experienced tough moments on Friday night. Due to bad weather and powerful winds, the airplane could not land at “Diagoras” airport on the island. The crew reportedly made three attempts to land, however, without success.   Ultimately, the Aegean …

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Booking Error: Thousands of pensioners to return €27mn to Greek state

Thousands of Greek pensioners have to return to state more than 27 million euros as they received more than they should. The issue affects 6,410 retired members of the Greek Armed Forces and 1,567 pensioners of the private sector social security fund EFKA. In December 2018, an additional amount of …

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