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Greek farm presents 24K gold infused honey

"Stayia", a family-run farm business founded in 2012 by Yiannis Karypidis and Stevi Theodorou in Evia, presented "Vasilissa", a pure thyme honey infused with edible 24K gold leaves.

The name "Stayia" came from the two owners' names, Stavroula and Yiannis, but at a coincidence in ancient Greek the word means platanus tree.

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Greek current account balance shows small deficit in Jan-Nov

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The central bank, in a monthly report, said that year-on-year, total exports of goods and services grew faster (9.7 pct) than the corresponding imports (6.7 pct) and the overall balance of goods and services did not change considerably. The primary and the secondary income account also did not record any remarkable change.

The deficit of the...

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Energy minister, Climate Action Commissioner Cañete discuss emissions targets

Greece's industry needs protection from carbon leakage risk due to its proximity with non-EU countries that are not bound by zero-carbon economy commitments, Alternate Environment and Energy Minister Sokratis Famellos told European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete during their meeting on Thursday.

A ministry...

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IMF participation sine qua non for completing 2nd review, Eurozone sources say

One week ahead of the Eurogroup meeting on January 26, the working hypothesis in Brussels is that the IMF and the European institutions will find a common ground, the sources said. The institutions will then immediately return to Athens and the review will be completed with the IMF's participation before the next Eurogroup on February 20, ahead of...

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ND lawmaker apologizes for homophobic statement

“If you watch television, which is available in every house, all successful examples [of people], 90 percent, are homosexuals. When the child sees that it goes up and up, it contracts it. It’s a contagious disease,” Giakoumatos told newspaper “Parapolitika”. His statement caused uproar by opposition parties and was fiercely criticized on social med...

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Greek stocks end slightly down

Greek stocks ended lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday, reversing Wednesday’s upward reaction. The composite index of the market fell 0.15 pct to end at 642.51 points, with the Large Cap index rising 0.03 pct and the Mid Cap index falling 0.53 pct. Turnover was a thin 27.2 million euros in volume of 41.9 million euros.

Titan (2.07 pct),...

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