Category Archives: Greece

Press Releases & News from Greece distributed via EuropaWire

OTE Group receives ISO 37001:2016 certification and attestation under ISO 19600:2014 for its Compliance Management System

ATHENS, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — OTE Group received certification according to ISO 37001:2016 international model and attestation under ISO 19600:2014 for its Compliance Management System by the independent third-party certification institution TUV HELLAS (TUV NORD) S.A. Certifications confirm that the Group complies in its day-to-day operations with … Read the full press release

European Commission: refugee resettlement reaching record levels in June

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (26 July 2017), the Commission has adopted its 14th progress report on relocation of asylum seekers within the EU and resettlement of refugees from outside the EU. With relocations reaching record levels in June (with … Read the full press release

Nokia upgraded the long-haul microwave trunk network of Cosmote in Greece

Nokia deploys long-haul 9500 Microwave Packet Radio to increase backhaul capacity and speed as residential and tourist demands grow in remote Greek islands Cosmote will enable high-speed fixed and mobile Internet access in currently underserved rural locations ATHENS, 03-May-2017 — … Read the full press release

Marlink, TNL Group form joint venture for the Greek and Cypriot markets

Joint Venture with TNL Group’s satellite connectivity business forms platform for ‘Marlink CG’, the new maritime satcom expert in Greece & Cyprus OSLO/PARIS, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Marlink has signed an agreement to enter into a joint venture with the satellite … Read the full press release

ENGIE Hellas to provide total facility management services for the new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens

ENGIE will service 28,000 square meters (sqm) of the Greek National Opera building, which includes 2 stages, a dance school, rehearsal rooms, admin areas and other supporting facilities. PARIS, 24-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE Hellas, a fully owned subsidiary of the … Read the full press release

ALUMINIUM of GREECE wins two top awards at the Health & Safety Awards 2016

Maroussi, Greece, 11-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Carrying away two top awards at the Health & Safety Awards 2016 ceremony event, organised by Boussias Communications, ALUMINIUM of GREECE (AoG), a MYTILINEOS Group subsidiary, proved that it rightfully ranks among Greece’s enterprises which are … Read the full press release

Piraeus Bank sold stake in its subsidiary Piraeus Bank Cyprus Ltd. to Holding M. Sehnaoui SAL

ATHENS, 29-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Piraeus Bank (“Piraeus Bank” or the “Group”), after having received all required approvals from the regulatory authorities and the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund, announces the completion of the sale of a stake held in its subsidiary … Read the full press release

EBRD to publish its latest Life in Transition Survey on 13 December

Report is a unique barometer of people’s hopes, fears and aspirations in over 30 countries LONDON, 06-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On 13 December, the EBRD will publish its latest Life in Transition Survey (LiTS), a unique series of reports that lay … Read the full press release

Salini Impregilo’s engineering excellence in the construction of Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens recognized by leading trade publication Engineering News-Record (ENR)

NEW YORK, U.S.A., 19-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Salini Impregilo S.p.A. received in New York an award from leading trade publication Engineering News-Record (ENR) for the construction of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, Greece, the latest recognition of its … Read the full press release

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the National Bank of Greece S.A. (NBG) signed the first COSME guarantee agreement in Greece

LUXEMBOURG, 18-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the National Bank of Greece S.A. (NBG) have signed the first COSME guarantee agreement in Greece, benefiting from the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart … Read the full press release

GTT exhibits at Posidonia exhibition in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 10 June 2016

PARIS, 07-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — GTT is attending Posidonia exhibition for the second time, in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 10 June 2016. A real meeting point for Greek shipyards and ship-owners, Posidonia is a must-attend key date for all the … Read the full press release

“Greek Banknotes: Historical Evidence” exhibition at the Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank in Corfu

Free guided tours at the exhibition “Greek Banknotes: Historical Evidence” Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank, Corfu ATHENS, 27-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The new permanent exhibition entitled “Greek Banknotes: Historical Evidence” is presented at the Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank … Read the full press release

AEGEAN Q1-2016: consolidated revenue up 7% compared to the first quarter of 2015

Higher passenger traffic with international network expansion Lower utilization of larger fleet in winter months Kifissia, 27-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — AEGEAN announces key financial and operating results for the first quarter of 2016 with consolidated revenue at €147.9m, 7% higher compared … Read the full press release

Greece based shipping fleet operator TMS Tankers selected Wärtsilä fixed pitch propellers (FPPs) for its new vessels

HELSINKI, 25-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — TMS Tankers Ltd, one of the largest Greece based shipping fleet operators, has selected Wärtsilä fixed pitch propellers (FPPs) for its new vessels under construction in China. The order was placed with Wärtsilä’s joint venture company … Read the full press release

Cardiovascular prevention in refugees on the agenda of EuroHeartCare 2016, 15 to 16 April 2016 in Athens, Greece

15 to 16 April 2016 in Athens, Greece Sophia Antipolis, 22-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ —  In line with current events and particularly pertinent to Greece, cardiovascular prevention in refugees and other marginalised groups is on the agenda of EuroHeartCare 2016, which will … Read the full press release

EBRD will help National Bank of Greece to scale up its trade finance activities

Facility will help National Bank of Greece scale up trade finance LONDON, 04-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the expansion of international trade with a facility to National Bank of Greece under the … Read the full press release

COUPLING LANGUAGE AND KNOWLEDGE VIA E-SERVICES ECOSYSTEM: ALPHA VERSION OF THE FREME OPEN FRAMEWORK RELEASED

TURIN, Italy, 22-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The FREME Consortium – which brings together top-tier specialists in language resources, tools, and services, multilingualism and semantic Web, linked data and open data including public sector information, publishing, localisation, and business development – … Read the full press release

OTE Group joins European Commission on 5G research projects

Constant investment in the future through research and innovation Paiania, Greece, 22-Jan-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — OTE Group participates in 4 research projects of the European Commission on designing and developing 5th generation (5G) technologies, infrastructure and services. 5G is the future … Read the full press release

Documentary channel OTE HISTORY airs on OTE TV on Friday, January 22

Paiania, Greece, 22-Jan-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — OTE HISTORY, the only documentary channel on Greek TV, focusing on Greece’s history and culture, is airing on OTE TV on Friday, January 22. “OTE HISTORY is an important project for OTE, an organization … Read the full press release

Greece: OTE launches hybrid TV platform, OTE TV

Paiania, Greece, 22-Jan-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — OTE TV is the first to launch in Greece the new hybrid TV platform, offering its subscribers the combined benefits of satellite and IPTV service such asinteractivity, personalized viewing and high definition content. Changing the … Read the full press release

Inmarsat selects OTE Group and Greece for location of the terrestrial satellite infrastructure for its European Aviation Network (EAN)

OTE Group’s terrestrial satellite station will serve as a gateway between space and ground ATHENS, 9-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has selected OTE Group and Greece for the location of the … Read the full press release

High performance coatings from AkzoNobel used in the new cultural center in Athens due to be completed early next year

Visitors to a new cultural center in Athens that’s due to house the Greek National Opera will find that high performance coatings from AkzoNobel have taken center stage. AMSTERDAM, 5-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Being designed by renowned architects Renzo Piano Building Workshop, … Read the full press release

Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos becomes EIB Governor, succeeding Mr Chouliarakis

Luxembourg, 30-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Following recent parliamentary elections in Greece, Mr Euclid Tsakalotos was appointed Minister of Finance on 23 September 2015. He also becomes EIB Governor, succeeding Mr Chouliarakis. Mr Tsakalotos was born in 1960. He studied Economics, Politics and Philosophy … Read the full press release

Piraeus Bank successfully completed the integration of the former Panellinia Bank branch network systems

ATHENS, 22-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Over the weekend of 18 and 19 July 2015, Piraeus Bank successfully completed the project of integrating into the Group’s IT environment the former Panellinia Bank branch network systems. As of Monday 20 July 2015, … Read the full press release

ΟΤΕ TV expands the exclusive rights to broadcast the German Federal League until 2017, including all of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 matches

ATHENS, 18-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Bundesliga, one of the top European football tournaments, will continue to broadcast on OTE SPORT channels for the next two years, offering OTE TV subscribers great football games from some of the best clubs in … Read the full press release

Greek industrial group Mytilineos Holdings S.A. announced record-high operational profitability in its 2014 Full-Year Financial Results

FY 2014 Highlights: Fourfold increase of net profit after tax and minority rights to €64.9 million, up from €15.9 million in 2013. Record-high operational profitability (EBITDA) at €253.9 million, up from €225.3 million in 2013. Further decline of net debt … Read the full press release

Attica Bank S.A. Board of Directors accepted the resignation of its non-executive member Mr. Gikas Manalis

ATHENS, 17-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — In accordance with the provisions of decision no. 3/347/12.07.2005 (art. 2, par. 2, section (e)) of the BoD of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission,   Attica Bank S.A. informs investors that its Board of Directors, … Read the full press release

Bank of Greece publishes its commercial property price and rent indices

ATHENS, 4-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — In the context of its systematic effort to monitor and analyse developments and prospects in the Greek real estate market, the Bank of Greece publishes today, for the first time, its commercial property price and … Read the full press release

Vodafone Greece completed the acquisition of 72.7% of the share capital of Hellas Online SA for EUR72.7m

BERKSHIRE, 25-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone Group Plc today confirms that Vodafone Greece has completed the acquisition of 72.7% of the share capital of Hellas Online SA (“HOL”), a leading provider of broadband and fixed-line telephony in Greece, for a total … Read the full press release

The European Commission refers Greece back to the European Court of Justice for poor treatment of hazardous waste

BRUSSELS, 26-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission is referring Greece back to the European Court of Justice for poor treatment of hazardous waste. Five years after the first ruling, Greece is still failing to comply with EU standards. The … Read the full press release