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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-06-15

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] ECB imposes additional 5-pct 'haircut' on Greek bonds
  • [02] Environment minister receives Turkish ambassador
  • [03] Greece, China sign 14 agreements
  • [04] Commercial rents fall, report

  • [01] ECB imposes additional 5-pct 'haircut' on Greek bonds

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    [02] Environment minister receives Turkish ambassador

    (ANA-MPA) -- Environment, Energy and Climate Change Minister Tina Birbili on Tuesday received Turkey's ambassador to Greece Hasan Gogus.

    The meeting focused on = steps made by both sides to implement provisions included in the memorandum of cooperation for the protection of forests and a joint statement on the environment and energy, adopted during the recent visit of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Athens.

    They also underlined the importance of the materialisation of the extension of a natural gas pipeline (ITGI) project, taking under consideration the recent package of agreements on natural gas issues reached between Turkey and Azerbaijan.

    Birbili also accepted an invitation to visit Turkey.

    [03] Greece, China sign 14 agreements

    (ANA-MPA) -- Greece and China signed 14 bilateral agreements on Tuesday during a visit to Greece by PRC Vice-Premier Zhang Dejiang, a prominent member of the country's politburo. Zhang arrived in Athens on Monday on a three-day visit at the invitation of his Greek counterpart Theodoros Pangalos.

    Following meetings earlier on Tuesday with President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias and Pangalos, during which the agreements were signed, Zhang later attended a reception hosted by Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Tuesday afternoon. (ANA-MPA)

    In earlier statements, Papandreou underlined that bilateral relations between Greece and China are excellent and would be further deepened as a result of the agreements signed this week, as well as Greek-Chinese cooperation on an international and regional level.

    Zhang said agreements reflected China's desire for stronger ties with Greece and appeared confident that the latter will overcome its current financial difficulties, (ANA-MPA) adding that China will encourage substantial investments in the east Mediterranean country. He also conveyed greetings from Chinese Premier Wen Jiaobao.

    Caption: The visiting Vice-Premier Zhang Dejiang of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in Athens on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. ANA-MPA / O. PANAGIOTOU.

    [04] Commercial rents fall, report

    (ANA-MPA) -- Commercial rent prices fell by 10 pct on average in 2009, while the percentage of available commercial space in the centre of Athens jumped to 16.8 pct in the second half of 2009, up from 15.1 pct in 2008, with the commercial real estate market suffering significantly (ANA-MPA) from a decline in the retail business as a result of an economic recession, a survey by Hellastat announced on Tuesday.

    The survey said average rent prices in manufacturing and logistic spaces fell but at a smaller rate, reflecting limited supply of high-quality spaces and relocation difficulties in the market. The (ANA-MPA) return of the market ranged from 8.5 pct to 9.0 pct in 2009, Hellastat stated.


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