Greece to close several consulates

Greece is to shut down two consulates and seven consulates-general abroad as part of cost-cutting, it has emerged.

The consulates in Nice, France, and Durban, South Africa, will be closed. The consulates-general in Brussels, London, Paris, Hannover, Cologne, Leipzig and Naples will also be shut.

However, consulate offices will open in Greece?s London, Paris and Brussels embassies.