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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-08-17

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Defence, security discussed by Greek, Israeli PMs
  • [02] Wildfires report
  • [03] Bounced cheque figures for July, y-o-y
  • [04] NBG for Stopanska Bank

  • [01] Defence, security discussed by Greek, Israeli PMs

    (ANA-MPA) -- Further development of defence relations and cooperation in the defence and security sectors were discussed on Tuesday by Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and visiting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Talks were held on the picturesque isle of Poros, south of Athens, where the two premiers were joined by Greek Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos and Alternate DM Panos Beglitis. (ANA-MPA)

    Both premiers and their wives departed on Tuesday morning for the Saronic Gulf island aboard a coast guard vessel from the Flisvos marina in southern coastal Athens. Earlier, Papandreou and the Netanyahu couple toured the early 20th century armored cruiser "Georgios Averof" as well as the adjacent mid-20th century destroyer "Velos", as both vessels currently serve as floating naval museums. (ANA-MPA)

    Caption: ANA-MPA photo / V. FILIS

    [02] Wildfires report

    (ANA-MPA) -- A wildfire broke out in a forested area in the region of Mapsos, Tenea municipality in the Corinthia prefecture on Tuesday. Other wildfires were reported in the region of Palambas in Thesprotia prefecture and on the island of Cephalonia. Lastly, a wildfire on the isle of Kythira was receding and was not threatening residential areas.

    [03] Bounced cheque figures for July, y-o-y

    (ANA-MPA) -- To view the specific article contact the ANA's subscription department at 2106400560.

    [04] NBG for Stopanska Bank

    SKOPJE (ANA-MPA) -- National Bank of Greece (NBG) announced on Tuesday that it was acquiring another 20 percent of Stopanska Banka, its subsidiary in the neighbouring former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYRoM).

    The acquisition was achieved via ANA-MPA two transactions on the Skopje stock market.

    The additional 20 percent will bring NBG's share in Stopanska Banka, the country's largest, to 95 percent.

    National Bank's first purchase of Stopanska Banka shares dates to 2000. ANA-MPA


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