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Zaev admits there is no documentation “Greek-Russian businessman” funded anti-Macedonia protests

FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that there was no need for the country’s authorities to submit documents to Greece that want to begin investigations that it was a Greek businessman of Russian origin who was named as the financier for the protests of the fan group “Komiti” in “Macedonia.” …

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Savvidis sells SEKAP and Donskoy Tabak to Japan Tobacco for $1.6 billion

SEKAP, the Greek Cooperative Tobacco Industry that was owned by Donskoy Tabak since 2013, will pass to Japanese ownership as part of a larger package deal worth around 1.6 billion dollars that was signed on Friday. Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) announced that the Group’s purchase of Russian-based Donskoy Tabac, part …

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FIFA threatens Greece with expulsion if no purge action in Greek soccer

Greece could be expelled from international soccer competitions because of widespread violence, a FIFA representative said Wednesday during the visit of a FIFA delegation in Athens. Herbert Huebel said a series of incidents, culminating with a gun-toting club owner running onto the field to protest a disallowed goal, are “unacceptable.” …

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PAOK owner Savvidis apologizes for Sunday incident, sports prosecutor investigates

PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis uploaded an apology statement on the website of PAOK FC on Tuesday. “I wish to apologize to all PAOK supporters, Greek fans and the international football community,” Savvidis writes. ” I feel sorry for what happened. I had absolutely no right to enter the pitch the …

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“Football Grexit is not of concern for us,” says Greece’s Sports Minister

“Football Grexit is not of concern for us,” deputy Culture & Sports Minister Giorgos Vasiliadis said on Tuesday as FIFA and UEFA have called for extraordinary meetings on Greece’s Football  on Wednesday. FIFA has threatened to ban Greece from world football after the domestic league was suspended following PAOK chairman …

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Greece “indefinitely suspends” Super League, arrest warrant against PAOK owner

The Greek government decided on Monday to indefinitely suspend the Super League after PAOK FC president Ivan Savvidis entered the pitch armed with a gun on Sunday during a match against AEK FC. Police has issued an arrest warrant for Savvidis and four more persons. “We decided to suspend the …

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PAOK president Savvidis takes gun into the pitch in derby against AEK

PAOK president Ivan Savvidis invaded the pitch with a gun on his belt to remonstrate with the referee. Greek Superleague derby match PAOK vs AEK was suspended after the unprecedented invasion. Fearful AEK Athens players dashed back into their changing rooms, while PAOK players remained staunchly on the pitch arguing. …

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Shipowner Marinakis buys historical media group, stake at Mega TV

Shipowner Vaggelis Marinakis bought the historical media group Lambrakis Press Group(DOL). Making the best tender offer, Marinakis is now owner of newspapers TA NEA and TO VIMA, of the websites of DOL group as well as of a 22.11% stake at private MEGA TV. The deal includes also VIMA FM, …

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German-led consortium wins 67% stake in Thessaloniki port for €231.9 million

Greek privatization fund  HRADF declared a German-led consortium comprising “Deutsche Invest Equity Partners GmbH”,  «Belterra Investments Ltd.» and «Terminal Link SAS» as the preferred bidder for the acquisition of  67% stake in Thessaloniki port, the second largest in Greece. Deutsche Invest Equity Partners is a German private-equity, Terminal Link is …

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Businessman Kalogritsas withdraws from TV license procedure; most probably he bowed to competitors’ pressure

The expected end of a long media campaign: Ioannis Vladimiros Kalogritsas, one of the winners of the four TV licenses bid, announced his withdrawal from the procedure at Monday noon. All four winners had to pay the first installment for the TV licenses by Monday afternoon. Monday morning, Kalogritsas requested …

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