Tag Archives: Greece

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

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

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

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

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

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

Third Expansion of EIB’s Trade Finance Facility for Greece Reaches $550 Million

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and HSBC Bank have announced a new EUR 200 million trade finance partnership in Athens. The initiative will support trade and export finance services provided by participating Greek banks to local companies, addressing … Read the full press release

The Feminist Movements Revitalizing Democracy in Europe (FIERCE) project kicks-off!

(PRESS RELEASE) THESSALONIKI, 7-Sep-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — On the 1st of September 2022, the FIERCE project successfully kicked-off having a consortium full of enthusiastic partners already eager to collaborate and co-create. On that date the partners met online to prepare … Read the full press release

SGS to support Greek farming sector with a new soil and leaf tissue laboratory in Thessaloniki, Greece

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 5-May-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has announced the opening of a new soil and leaf tissue laboratory in Thessaloniki, Greece in support of the Greek farming sector. SGS has … Read the full press release

SGS apoyará al sector agrícola griego con un nuevo laboratorio de suelo y tejido foliar en Tesalónica, Grecia

(COMUNICADO DE PRENSA) GENEVA, 5-May-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, la empresa líder mundial en análisis, inspección y certificación, ha anunciado la apertura de un nuevo laboratorio de suelo y tejido foliar en Tesalónica, Grecia, en apoyo del sector agrícola griego. … Read the full press release

One of Greece’s leading manufacturers of bedroom furniture to expand its export markets with the help of EBRD and EU

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 4-Apr-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a multilateral developmental investment bank, has announced its support, together with the EU, for one of Greece’s leading manufacturers of bedroom furniture to expand its … Read the full press release

Eni buys Solar Konzept Greece, owner of a photovoltaic plants’ development platform in Greece

(PRESS RELEASE) SAN DONATO MILANESE, 13-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni (BIT: ENI), an Italian multinational energy company with focus on innovation, efficiency and accessibility for all, has announced the acquisition of the owner of a photovoltaic plants’ development platform in … Read the full press release

Europe’s 7 Most Endangered heritage sites 2021: Europa Nostra and EIB Institute put spotlight on European heritage in peril

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 8-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Europa Nostra – the European voice of civil society committed to cultural and natural heritage – together with its partner, the European Investment Bank Institute, announce the List of 7 Most Endangered … Read the full press release

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

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

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

EIB opens EUR 500M trade finance to foreign trade oriented SMEs in Greece

Athens / Luxembourg, 12-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB) provides up to EUR 500 million for trade finance to support foreign trade oriented small and medium sized companies (SMEs) in Greece. The EIB, as a long-term lender, has adapted to … Read the full press release

Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines deal to be investigated by EC under the EU merger regulation

Brussels, 23-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation under the EU Merger Regulation into the proposed acquisition of Olympic Air by Aegean Airlines. The companies are the two main Greek airlines offering passenger air transport services on … Read the full press release

Statement by President Barroso on Greece

Brussels, 28-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Statement by President Barroso on Greece I welcome the agreement reached by the Eurogroup earlier this morning on Greece, which underscores the Commission’s continuous efforts to help guide the quick implementation of the programme and ensure … Read the full press release