Excise Tax on Wine Backfiring, Shifting 65% of Sales to Black Market

In efforts to raise revenues for the state, in January 2016 the government introduced an excise tax on wine. However, figures show that instead...

Greek Farmers Decide on Roadblocks to Protest Austerity

Greek farmer's unions decided on Saturday to block roads in January to protest the new austerity measures to be implemented as of January 1st. Union...

Farmers Protesting Tax Increase and Cuts to Social Security Close Greek-FYROM Border

The customs office at Evzones, near Greece’s border with FYROM, was blocked by farmers and from the municipality of Peonia on Saturday, who are...

International Tender for Hellenic Sugar Industry’s Serbia Units to be Launched in November

Foreign investors are showing strong interest in acquiring Hellenic Sugar Industry's two factories in Serbia, Christos Rossios, chairman of the company told ANA on...

Harvest of ‘Krokos’ Saffron Begins in Kozani, Greece

Farmers in the rural area of Kozani, northern Greece, have started harvesting krokos, the local saffron produced by the crocus flower. Krokos are one of the...

Greek Fruit and Vegetable Exports Increase in First Half of 2016

Fruit exports surged in the first half of 2016, increasing by 47.4% in volume and 25.7% in value as 787,444 tons were exported bringing...

Protesting Farmers Block Customs in Northern Greece

Greek farmers and stock breeders on Thursday blocked with their tractors the customs office of Evzonoi in northern Greece, protesting against the new fiscal...

NASA Picture Shows Smoke from Chios Fire Reaching Crete

 NASA has released a satellite picture showing the smoke from the destructive Chios fire reaching all the way to south of Crete. The fire has...

The 19th Agrotourism Festival in Epidaurus During July

The 19th Agrotourism Festival of Epidaurus is held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of July at the Old Epidaurus harbor and is organized by...

Greece’s Dysfunctional Import and Export System Spends Millions to Import Goods the Country Already...

There are staggering new figures that showcase Greece's dysfunctional Import and Export system. Greece has an ideal climate and geography to grow and harvest an ample variety of...

Extreme Weather: Destructive Tornado Blows Through Xanthi [pics]

A tornado whizzed through Xanthi, a city in Thrace, northeast Greece, spreading panic and destruction in its path early on Tuesday. The extreme weather...

Feta Cheese and Greek Yogurt at Risk of Losing their ‘Greekness’

It is very likely that in the near future feta cheese commercials around the world will not be accompanied by the sound of bouzouki...

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