Category Archives: Greece

Press Releases & News from Greece distributed via EuropaWire

MYTILINEOS and Athens University of Economics and Business to support the 9th Youth Entrepreneurship Summer School (YES program)

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Initiatives ATHENS, 25-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Innovation and entrepreneurship are two very important options that offer perspectives for a sustainable exit from the crisis, thus making the effort for their strengthening imperative for Greece. … Read the full press release

Snam, Enagás and Fluxys consortium to acquire 66% interest in Greek natural gas infrastructure operator DESFA

ATHENS, 23-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European consortium consisting of Snam (60%), Enagás (20%) and Fluxys (20%) signed today in Athens the agreements with the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) and Hellenic Petroleum for the acquisition of a 66% interest … Read the full press release

Sixt earned World Travel Awards in 14 categories for excellent mobility solutions around the globe

First place for Sixt Car Rental, Sixt Luxury Cars and Sixt Limousine Service in numerous countries worldwide PULLACH/ATHENS, 05-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Excellent mobility solutions around the globe: Sixt, one of the leading international mobility service providers, has received World Travel … Read the full press release

European Commission and Europa Nostra announce the winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

BRUSSELS/ THE HAGUE, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were announced today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU to strengthen the safety of oil protection and increase the protection of humans and the environment in Greece

EBRD and EU develop implementation plan to strengthen protection LONDON, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The world runs on hydrocarbons. But the impacts of oil production are significant and accidents like the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund and the National Bank of Greece sign guarantee agreements worth €640 million for SMEs in Greece

BRUSSELS, 16-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From very small businesses and start-ups to mid sized enterprises, more than 5,000 companies will benefit from loans amounting to EUR 640 million. The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the National Bank of Greece (NBG)have … Read the full press release

MYTILINEOS with several awards at the Hellenic Responsible Business Awards 2018

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Initiatives ATHENS, 05-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development initiatives of MYTILINEOS won top distinctions for yet another year, in recognition of their very high level and direct impact on society. … Read the full press release

Piraeus Bank Group earns Guarantees of Origin Certificate

ATHENS, 25-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — By making use of the System of Guarantees of Origin, which is the only electricity tracking instrument in Greece that certifies the origin of the consumed electricity, Piraeus Bank Group received for the first time Guarantees … Read the full press release

MYTILINEOS launches third annual “ENGINEERS IN ACTION” programme

ATHENS, 13-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The launch of the programme “ENGINEERS IN ACTION” for a third consecutive year, demonstrates once again the firm commitment of MYTILINEOS to combat youth unemployment and to curb brain drain; the alarming phenomenon of young, qualified … Read the full press release

MYTILINEOS signs EPC contract with General Electricity Company of Libya for new power plant in Tobruk, Libya

ATHENS, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An agreement to carry out the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a new power plant in Tobruk, Libya, has been signed between MYTILINEOS and the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL). The signing of … Read the full press release

Winners of Global Education Innovation Award

Global Education Network Europe announces the winners of the Global Education Innovation Award 2017 Dublin, Ireland, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GENE – Global Education Network Europe – wishes to recognise the importance of innovation in Global Education through its Global … Read the full press release

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