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Greece will not hold early elections, PM Samaras stresses

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Thursday expressed his optimism that the country will not hold early general elections in view of the election of the new Greek President. Samaras made the statement during discussions with New Democracy MPs after the inauguration of an exhibition on democracy at the parliament.


The Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) board on Thursday approved the agreement for new investments by COSCO at the port of Piraeus amounting to 230 million euros.


European Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn on Thursday stated from the city of Larissa in central Greece that future investments in the country should be well-targeted, especially in two vital sectors - energy and SMEs, “the backbone of the economy and the generators of job positions”.


Public Power Corporation (PPC) on Wednesday announced plans to invest 180 million euros on new windpower park projects, with a total capacity of 150 MW. The plan, approved by PPC’s board, will be funded with bank loans (60 pct) and own capital (40 pct) by PPC Renewables (to be covered by a capital injection by the parent company).


Aegean Airlines submitted to the Cypriot authorities an official request to participate in the initial stage of the procedure leading to the sale of Cyprus Airways or its assets, according to a company announcement.


A London court ruled on Thursday that businessman Kyriakos Griveas and his spouse Anastasia Vatsika must be extradited to Greece to stand trial in relation to an unsecured loan issued by Hellenic Postbank as based on a European arrest warrant issued by Greek authorities, it was revealed Thursday.


The Swiss-flagged MS "Tûranor PlanetSolar", the largest boat powered exclusively by solar energy, sailed into Corinth on Thursday. The 31-metre-long catamaran will stay docked in Corinth for three days before continuing its journey to the Ermioni area to take part in an underwater archaeological investigation.

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