Prime Minister Antonis Samaras met on Thursday with Irish Prime Minister Edna Kenny at Maximos mansion, government headquarters, in Athens. In statements after the meeting, Samaras said that Ireland is on the recovery course and very soon will return to the markets. "We will follow the same successful model to exit the crisis, as well as in our EU presidency, which will begin on January 2014."
National Bank Group on Friday said it remained profitable for the second consecutive quarter, with net profits totaling 186 million euros in the January-March period.
Main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) party leader Alexis Tsipras will visit Spain next week in an attempt to promote the establishment of a common front between countries of the European South against austerity policies.Tsipras is expected to meet with Spanish Left party leaders and officials and social agencies
CULTURE / TOURISM
Over 90 pct of beaches in Greece have "excellent water quality", according to a report published by the Ministry of Environment on Friday.
Greece’s trade balance deficit shrank by 46.3 pct in March this year, as a decline in the value of imports overshadowed a decline in the value of exports, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Friday.
OPAP betting company announced net profits for the first quarter of the year totalling 38.9 million euros, compared to 131.9 million euros in the corresponding period in 2012, a decrease of 70.5 percent