The government scrambled to prepare on Friday for a potential sharp influx of refugees arriving in Greece over the next few days after Turkey intimated that it would provide free passage to Syrians seeking to reach the European Union.
The budget primary balance was confirmed at a primary surplus of 495 million euros in the first month of 2020, below target by 773 million euros, the Finance Ministry (MoF) final budget execution bulletin showed on Friday.
Greece’s retail sales index increased by 0.2 percent in December following a rise of 4.7 percent in November, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data showed on Friday.
Greece’s largest oil refinery, Hellenic Petroleum’s annual results for 2019 showed that net sales fell by 8 percent across the year.
Mergers and acquisitions rose significantly in Greece in 2019 according to data collected by PricewaterhouseCoopers Greece (PWC), which points to improving investor and business appetite in the country.
Greek football, as a sporting spectacle or cultural experience, died many years ago. But its lifeless body is being dragged through the streets of Athens, Piraeus and Thessaloniki again.
The government finds itself having to tackle two crises: The angry reaction on Aegean islands to the attempt to build closed reception centres for migrants and the arrival of the coronavirus in Greece.
Credit contraction in the Greek market came to 0.6 percent in January, unchanged from December, Bank of Greece (BoG) figures showed on Thursday.
While the popularity of the far right in Greece appeared to wane with the defeat of neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn at the polls, there are worrying signs that some of the extreme ideas once associated with the fringes of politics have been absorbed into the political mainstream.
As the coronavirus in China leads to ever more expansive measures by the authorities in Beijing and governments as well as corporate entities across the globe, two aspects of this dramatic development are starting to come into greater focus: The management of information involved in this fast-moving public health emergency, and secondly the urgent need for Chinese authorities to manage their resources when dealing with this epidemic.