Category Archives: Greece

Press Releases & News from Greece distributed via EuropaWire

EIB Advisory to Bolster Athens Water Utility EYDAP’s Investment Initiative

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide advisory services to the Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP) in Greece to support its €2 billion, 10-year investment programme. This initiative aims to enhance the resilience of Athens’ water … Read the full press release

SGS Partners with Jetoil to Implement Fuel Quality Certification Program Across Greece

(IN BRIEF) SGS has formed a partnership with Jetoil, a leading fuel retailer in Greece with 113 gas stations. Through this collaboration, SGS will implement its Fuel Quality Certification Program, known as the Seal of Quality, across all Jetoil stations. … Read the full press release

MYTILINEOS Energy & Metals Rebrands as Metlen: A Bold Step towards Global Expansion

(IN BRIEF) Today, MYTILINEOS Energy & Metals unveiled its new corporate brand and refreshed corporate image, marking a significant milestone in its evolution towards global expansion, innovation, and growth. The announcement, made by Chairman and CEO Evangelos Mytilineos during the … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval Showcases Sustainable Marine Solutions at Posidonia 2024

(IN BRIEF) Alfa Laval is set to present its comprehensive range of marine equipment, solutions, and services at the upcoming Posidonia 2024 shipping exhibition in Athens, Greece. The company’s participation emphasizes its commitment to supporting sustainable shipping practices. Alfa Laval’s … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces the agreements concluded by Digi Romania (formerly named RCS & RDS S.A.), the Romanian subsidiary of the Company

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications N.V., a prominent European telecommunications company listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, has announced a significant preliminary agreement by its Romanian subsidiary, Digi Romania (formerly RCS & RDS S.A.). On May 27, 2024, Digi Romania signed … Read the full press release

EIF’s €200 Million Equity Mandate Boosts Greek Innovation and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) The Hellenic Republic has entrusted the European Investment Fund (EIF) to manage €200 million from European structural funds and national resources to provide equity financing for Greek startups and SMEs in the life sciences, healthcare, and sustainability sectors. … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund Commits €4.5 Billion to Bolster Greek SMEs and Green Economy

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) has inked guarantee agreements with Greece’s top four banks, including Alpha Bank, Eurobank, National Bank of Greece, and Piraeus Bank, aiming to unlock up to €4.5 billion in financing for Greek small and … Read the full press release

CNP Assurances Enters Negotiations to Sell Insurance Operations in Cyprus and Greece to Hellenic Bank

(IN BRIEF) CNP Assurances has initiated exclusive negotiations with Hellenic Bank for the sale of its insurance operations in Cyprus and Greece. These operations, conducted through CNP Cyprus Insurance Holdings (CIH), represent a small fraction of CNP Assurances Group’s total … Read the full press release

MYTILINEOS and Powerledger Revolutionize Energy Transparency in Greece

(IN BRIEF) MYTILINEOS Energy & Metals, in collaboration with Protergia and Powerledger, introduces groundbreaking energy provenance tracking and tracing features in Greece. This innovative partnership empowers consumers to track their energy sources in near real-time, visualize their carbon footprint, and … Read the full press release

Paris 2024 Torch Relay: Countdown to Spectacular Celebration Begins

(IN BRIEF) With only 100 days until the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, anticipation builds as the Olympic Flame prepares to be ignited in Olympia, Greece. The Flame’s journey to France will commence with a historic ceremony featuring the participation of … Read the full press release

EBRD Supports Avis Greece’s Green Fleet Transition with €108.3 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has granted a €108.3 million loan to Avis Greece to aid in the electrification of its car fleet. This investment is part of Avis Greece’s initiative to replace internal-combustion-engine vehicles … Read the full press release

MYTILINEOS and Siemens Energy Forge Ahead with 560 MW CCGT Power Unit Construction in Poland

(IN BRIEF) MYTILINEOS Energy & Metals, in partnership with Siemens Energy, has embarked on the construction of a 560 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power unit at the Adamów Power Plant in Poland. The Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) … Read the full press release

Viasat Expands Ground Network to Enhance In-Flight Connectivity with AEGEAN Airlines

(IN BRIEF) Viasat, in partnership with Deutsche Telekom, has expanded its ground network for the European Aviation Network (EAN) to bolster in-flight broadband service in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea region. This expansion, featuring three new ground stations, complements over 300 … Read the full press release

€160 Million Investment to Safeguard Crete’s Agricultural Heartland from Climate Risks

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) are jointly injecting €160 million into a transformative project aimed at fortifying Crete’s agricultural resilience against climate risks. The initiative, centered around the Platys agricultural … Read the full press release

EIB Injects €143 Million to Bolster Greek Research & Innovation; 2023 Annual Results Showcase Record Investment in Greece

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has pledged a substantial €143 million loan to boost the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI), fortifying research and development (R&D) initiatives across Greece’s public higher education institutions and research centers. This … Read the full press release

Rion-Antirrion Bridge Introduces Special E-Pass for Electric Vehicles, Marks 20th Anniversary with 34% Discount

(IN BRIEF) In a pioneering move for Greece’s road infrastructure, the Rion-Antirrion bridge, operated by Gefyra, a subsidiary of VINCI Highways, unveils a special e-pass exclusively for electric vehicles, effective from February 1st, 2024. As part of VINCI Highways’ commitment … Read the full press release

Lightsource bp Receives Investment Award at UK-Greek Business Awards

(IN BRIEF) Lightsource bp, a leading solar energy developer, has been honored with the Investment Award at the inaugural UK-Greek Business Awards, organized by the British Embassy Athens and the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce. This recognition highlights the company’s … Read the full press release

RWE and PPC Partner to Propel Greek Energy Transition with Massive Solar Projects

(IN BRIEF) RWE and PPC, in collaboration through their joint venture company Meton Energy S.A., are accelerating Greece’s energy transition by investing in solar projects with a collective capacity of nearly 1 gigawatt. The final investment decision has been made … Read the full press release

Hellas Sat 5 to Feature Cutting-Edge Optical Communication Payload in Partnership with Thales Alenia Space

(IN BRIEF) Hellas Sat and Thales Alenia Space have entered into a partnership to develop an optical communication payload for the upcoming Hellas Sat 5 telecommunications satellite. The aim is to offer cutting-edge communication services with high data rates from … Read the full press release

Sunlight Receives €25 Million EIB Loan to Expand Lithium Battery Production in Greece

(IN BRIEF) Sunlight, a prominent battery manufacturer and member of the Olympia Group, has secured a €25 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to bolster its lithium battery production capacity at its cutting-edge facility in Xanthi, Greece. With … Read the full press release

VINCI Highways Advances Sustainability Goals with Adaptive Lighting on Greek Highway

(IN BRIEF) The Athens-Patras highway, part of VINCI Highways’ network, has become Greece’s first smart highway to implement adaptive lighting. This innovative system adjusts lighting intensity based on traffic conditions and driving quality, enhancing safety and energy efficiency. The technology … Read the full press release

Vodafone-WWF Partnership Celebrates One Year of Environmental Impact and Sustainable Choices

(IN BRIEF) The Vodafone and WWF partnership, initiated in November 2022, has marked its first-year milestone with the “One Million Phones for the Planet” campaign. Vodafone collected 210,000 used phones for responsible recycling and refurbishing during this period. This initiative … Read the full press release

UniCredit Acquires 8.9781% Stake in Alpha Services and Holdings S.A. from HFSF

(IN BRIEF) UniCredit S.p.A. has confirmed the purchase of an 8.9781% minority stake in Alpha Services and Holdings S.A. in Greece from HFSF at a price of 1.39 Euros per share. This acquisition represents a premium of 9.4% over the … Read the full press release

EIB Commits €150 Million Loan to Deploy Smart Meters for Greece’s Energy Modernization

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €150 million 15-year loan agreement with the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO) to support the deployment of electricity smart meters across Greece. This initiative aims to enhance the efficiency … Read the full press release

EIB’s Continued Support: Veridos Matsoukis to Strengthen Greek Identity Document Manufacturing

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Veridos Matsoukis, a secure identity document printer, have agreed on a €10.5 million 10-year loan to expand Greece’s capacity to produce secure passports, identity cards, and official documents. This investment project, totaling … Read the full press release

MYTILINEOS Earns ‘AA’ Rating for ESG Excellence in MSCI Index

(IN BRIEF) MYTILINEOS Energy & Metals has achieved an “AA” excellent rating for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices in the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) index. This recognition comes just one year after MYTILINEOS entered the MSCI ESG index … Read the full press release

MYTILINEOS Advances in Spanish Solar Market with Key Milestones in Jaen, Guillena, and Badajoz Projects

(IN BRIEF) MYTILINEOS Energy & Metals, a global manufacturer and contractor of solar energy and energy storage projects, has achieved significant milestones in its solar projects in Spain. The Jaen and Guillena solar projects, each with 50 MW capacity, have … Read the full press release

MYTILINEOS Collaborates with SKEP to Promote Disability Awareness in Attica Schools, Earns Recognition at Responsible Business Awards

(IN BRIEF) MYTILINEOS Energy & Metals has collaborated with the Association of Social Responsibility for Children and Youth (SKEP) to support the “Focus on the Person” Disability Awareness Educational Program in Attica schools during the 2022-2023 school year. The program … Read the full press release

HELLENiQ ENERGY Secures €766 Million Financing Deal for Expanding Renewable Energy Portfolio in Greece

(IN BRIEF) HELLENiQ ENERGY’s subsidiary, HELLENiQ Renewables, has signed a financing framework agreement of up to €766 million with National Bank of Greece S.A. and Eurobank S.A. The agreement aims to implement multiple financing arrangements for electricity generation from Renewable … Read the full press release

EBRD Drives Sustainable Mining in Greece with €56 Million Investment in Eldorado Gold

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is investing €56 million in Eldorado Gold Corporation to support the development of the Skouries copper and gold mine in Greece. The investment aims to foster a sustainable and inclusive … Read the full press release

AMBROSIA – A MULTIPLEXED PLASMO-PHOTONIC BIOSENSING PLATFORM FOR RAPID AND INTELLIGENT SEPSIS DIAGNOSIS AT THE POINT-OF-CARE

HORIZON-RIA PROJECT GRANTED FOR THE EARLY DETECTION OF SEPSIS AT THE POINT-OF-CARE DISRUPTIVE SOLUTION FOR SEPSIS DIAGNOSIS AT THE POINT OF CARE THAT WILL OFFER MULTIPLEXED (WITHIN A SINGLE TEST) (IN BRIEF)The AMBROSIA project has been granted under the call … Read the full press release

Il progetto australiano Rosedale Green Hydrogen assicura l’investimento MYTILINEOS per alimentare i camion a lungo raggio

(NOTIZIA IN BREVE) MYTILINEOS Energia e amp; Metals ha acquisito una partecipazione del 15% nel progetto Rosedale Green Hydrogen di CLARA Energy in Australia. Il progetto costruirà un impianto di generazione di idrogeno alimentato esclusivamente dalla produzione solare per fornire … Read the full press release

Australian Rosedale Green Hydrogen Project Secures MYTILINEOS Investment to Power Long Haul Trucks

(IN BRIEF) MYTILINEOS Energy & Metals has acquired a 15% equity stake in CLARA Energy’s Rosedale Green Hydrogen project in Australia. The project will build a hydrogen generation facility powered exclusively by solar production to supply long haul trucks along … Read the full press release

AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG, appaltatore principale per l’e-Card sanitaria austriaca, si quota alla Borsa di Vienna

(NOTIZIA IN BREVE) AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG, un fornitore leader di tecnologia digitale sicura e soluzioni di pagamento, è entrato a far parte del mercato principale della Borsa di Vienna con il simbolo ACAG. Ciò fa seguito alla riuscita fusione della … Read the full press release

AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG, Prime Contractor for Austrian Healthcare e-Card, Goes Public on Vienna Stock Exchange

(IN BRIEF) AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG, a leading provider of secure digital technology and payment solutions, has joined the prime market of the Vienna Stock Exchange under the symbol ACAG. This follows the successful merger of the Greek subsidiary INFORM P. … Read the full press release

Greece: Joint official Statements by Minister of State Mr. Giorgos Gerapetritis and the outgoing Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Mr. Kostas Karamanlis at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport

Joint official Statements by Minister of State Mr. Giorgos Gerapetritis and the outgoing Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Mr. Kostas Karamanlis

(IN BRIEF) Greece: The outgoing Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Kostas Karamanlis, expresses his condolences to the families who lost loved ones in a recent tragedy, and emphasizes the need for a thorough investigation into the causes of the accident. … Read the full press release

Official Statement by the Greek Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Mr. Kostas Karamanlis

Official Statement by the Greek Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Mr. Kostas Karamanlis

(IN BRIEF) Official Statement by Mr. Kostas Karamanlis, Minister of Infrastructure and Transport in Greece, on the train crash in Tempe, Greece.  (PRESS RELEASE) ATHENS, 2-Mar-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Official Statement by the Greek Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Mr. … Read the full press release

Piraeus Bank obtiene una inversión de 10 millones de euros del BERD para la titulización del balance

(COMUNICADO DE PRENSA) El Banco Europeo para la Reconstrucción y el Desarrollo (BERD) está invirtiendo 10 millones de euros en el tramo mezzanine senior de una titulización de balance sintético de una cartera de 1.300 millones de euros de pequeñas … Read the full press release

Piraeus Bank Secures €10 Million Investment from EBRD for Balance Sheet Securitisation

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is investing €10 million in the senior mezzanine tranche of a synthetic balance sheet securitisation of a €1.3 billion portfolio of performing small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) and corporate loans … Read the full press release

Dritte Erweiterung der Handelsfinanzierungsfazilität der EIB für Griechenland erreicht 550 Millionen US-Dollar

(IN KÜRZE) Die Europäische Investitionsbank (EIB) und die HSBC Bank haben eine neue Handelsfinanzierungspartnerschaft im Wert von 200 Millionen Euro in Athen angekündigt. Die Initiative wird Handels- und Exportfinanzierungsdienstleistungen unterstützen, die von teilnehmenden griechischen Banken für lokale Unternehmen bereitgestellt werden, … Read the full press release