Fraport is set to take over 14 airports in Greece in a huge concession deal. The new owner will have to invest substantially in modernizing the sites, while unions are critical of the bargain price.
Greece has been at loggerheads with its northern neighbor for decades over the name Macedonia. The Macedonian PM headed to Thessaloniki for a New Year visit. While unofficial, it's seen as a sign of rapprochement.
Since Greece's debt crisis exploded in 2009, creditors have demanded deep governance reforms. Greeks have so far resisted. In their eyes, there are good reasons for that resistance, reports Miltiades Schmidt.
Refugees continue to cross the Balkan route into Europe that the EU-Turkey deal was meant to cut off. Smugglers show the way. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from Chios, Thessaloniki, Belgrade and Sid.
A buy-out of the Greek port by Chinese shipping giant COSCO is closer to completion, defying protest. Meanwhile, Germany, pleased by Greece's economic reforms, has given its stamp on new credit for its government.
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