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Airport tender result exceeds expectations
By Vangelis Mandravelis
After around three years of privatization procedures, the Greek government can finally boast that it has received a significant vote of confidence – coming from Germany at that. The German state is the biggest shareholder in Fraport AG, the company which, in consortium with local firm Kopelouzos, was selected as the preferred bidder for the concession of 14 regional airports on Tuesday.
 INSIDE BUSINESS
Debtors snap up offer for easier settlements
The government’s plan for the settlement debts to the state is paying off as Greeks are signing up in numbers for the more favorab...
Belgium gas firm said to be eyeing DESFA
Belgian natural gas network operator Fluxys is said to be eyeing the Greek gas grid, after signing an agreement on Monday with its...
OLP approval paves way for investment in Piraeus
After a stormy session, the general meeting of Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) on Tuesday approved an agreement with Cosco that paves...
Airport tender exceeds expectations
After around three years of privatization procedures, the Greek government can finally boast that it has received a significant vo...
Tax revenues fall below even revised target
Athens and its creditors are increasingly alarmed by the course of public revenues in 2014, as they continue to fall short despite...
Egypt in talks to import natural gas from Cyprus
NICOSIA – Egypt is speeding up talks with neighboring Cyprus to import natural gas for its domestic use and for possible re-export...
Sklavenitis buys Metro’s cash-and-carry ops
German retail and distribution giant Metro said on Tuesday it has agreed to sell its Greek cash-and-carry operations, Makro, to a ...
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Tax revenues fall below even revised target
 
By Prokopis Hatzinikolaou
Athens and its creditors are increasingly alarmed by the course of public revenues in 2014, as they continue to fall short despite a revision of the targets for this year set out in the 2015 budget, tabled in Parliament last week.

OLP approval paves way for investment in Piraeus
 
By Ilias Bellos
After a stormy session, the general meeting of Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) on Tuesday approved an agreement with Cosco that paves the way for a Chinese investment of 230 million euros in the country’s biggest port.
 
COMMENTARY
POLITICS
SYRIZA’S economic agenda
By George Pagoulatos & Panos Tsakloglou
There are two overarching propositions in SYRIZA’s economic agenda: (a) The Memorandum is to blame for the crisis, and not the reverse; (b) the Greek economy’s main problem today is the lack of sufficient demand and not supply. Both propositions are popular, and both are wrong.
CULTURE
EXHIBITION
Re-evaluating the urban legacy of the 1960s
By Harry van Versendaal
Much of the controversy that has arisen over contemporary Athens’s urban landscape stems from the changes wrought on it during the 1960s. Any reference to the architectural legacy of that period usually provokes a knee-jerk condemnation as the time is associated with the brutal transformation of the capital's appearance.
LIFE
BOOKS
Cypress whispers of a magical island
By Eva Tomara
The daughter of Greek immigrants who emigrated to the United States, Yvette Manessis-Corporon is also an Emmy-winning journalist and author. “When the Cypress Whispers” is based on the life of her grandmother, “Yia-yia,” and her stories of the “magical” island during the German occupation.
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