Showing posts with label Thessaloniki. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thessaloniki. Show all posts

Thursday, September 18, 2014

EUR 815 million support for transport and energy in Greece

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing up to EUR 815 million for motorways, the Thessaloniki metro and an improved electricity transmission network in Greece.

In the presence of EIB President Werner Hoyer, five finance agreements were signed today in Athens in a public ceremony by the EIB Vice-President responsible for Greece, Mihai Tanasescu, the Minister of Finance Gikas Hardouvelis, the Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, Michalis Chrysohoidis, the Chairman and Managing Director of Attiko Metro Christos Tsitouras, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Greek Public Power Corporation S.A. Arthouros Zervos, and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Greek Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) Yiannis Yiarentis. The ceremony was attended also by Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Change Yannis Maniatis.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Greece unearths two sculpted female figures in major discovery / Συνέχιση ανασκαφικών εργασιών στον Τύμβο Καστά στην Αμφίπολη

Photo: yppo.gr
Archaeologists have unearthed two sculpted female figures, known as Caryatids, as they slowly make their way into an ancient tomb recently discovered in Greece's northeast, the country's culture ministry said....

They mark a significant new finding in the tomb on the Amphipolis site, about 100 km from Greece's second-biggest city Thessaloniki, which archaeologists have hailed as a major discovery from the era of Alexander the Great.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Less is More: We Need a Global Strategy to End Fishing Overcapacity

The global ocean, from the coast to the high seas, is facing multiple threats. We rely on the ocean for food, for transport, for the very air we breathe, but the current systems in place for governing and managing its resources are not fit for purpose. As a result, fish stocks are being depleted, rich biodiversity is at risk and illegal fishing vessels threaten the food security of whole nations. It is our economies that suffer -- depletion of fish stocks alone costs the global economy an estimated $50 billion per year.

The root of the problem is fishing overcapacity: too many boats chasing too few fish. Most problematic are the thousands of powerful, modern boats, equipped with high-tech tools able to find fish almost anywhere. But the more fish these boats take out, the fewer fish there are that can reproduce, and the more fishers must turn to potent tools to find them.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Russian Railways look at Greek transportation assets

Photo: RIA Novosti / Mihail Mokrushin
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Russian Railways (RZD) is seeking to acquire one of the key Greek ports and two transportation assets for an estimated €140 million. The deal would suit the company's plan to invest more into the European market.
RZD wrote to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking for permission to take part in the privatization of the port of Thessaloniki, as well as the country’s sole railway services provider TRAINOSE and the Rolling Stock & Railroad Maintenance Company ROSCO, says Kommersant daily.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Σεισμική δόνηση 4,6 Ρίχτερ στη Χαλκιδική

Σεισμική δόνηση μεγέθους 4,6 βαθμών της κλίμακας Ρίχτερ σημειώθηκε λίγο πριν τις 17.00 στη Χαλκιδική. 

Σύμφωνα με το Γεωδυναμικό Ινστιτούτο, το επίκεντρο του σεισμού εντοπίζεται 4,6 χλμ. δυτικά – βορειοδυτικά του Άθου(Άγιο Όρος).

Ο σεισμός έγινε αισθητός στη Θεσσαλονίκη και σε άλλους νομούς της Κεντρικής Μακεδονίας, ενώ δεν έχουν αναφερθεί ζημιές.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Thessaloniki Port opens second phase of marina tender

AMNA/ Thessaloniki Port Authority on Monday invited two business groups to submit binding bids in a tender to build and operate a new marina project, budgeted at 11.3 million euros. 
 
A port statement said that Lamda Development and a joint venture led by Aktor (also including Akte-Vega, Cosmos Yachting and Marina Kroslin GmbH) qualified for the second phase of bidding and can submit their offers by mid-October.

EL News