Read the Documents from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Greece & Turkey on the Imia Issue A)? GHT="50">
Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Read The "Macedonian Question" (by Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou)
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Interesting Nodes
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts

Athens News Agency: News in English, 06-01-05

Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: The Athens News Agency at <>


  • [01] More Greek brandname products urged
  • [02] Snow compensation payments for farmers

  • [01] More Greek brandname products urged

    Greek raw material products were often behind a foreign brand name distributed in world markets, such as Greek olive oil (bottled under Italian names), Kozani saffron (used by Spanish cooks in the traditional paella) sardines, etc, Eugene Plalis, president of the Exporters' Union of Northern Greece said on Wednesday.

    "This phenomenon costs dearly to Greece and in order to be addressed effectively, Greek enterprises must sell more brand and high value added products abroad," he stressed.

    Plalis said Greek exports began to rise after the latest wave of EU expansion eastwards while he expressed his confidence that Greece would reap more benefits after the accession of Bulgaria and Romania and Turkey's road towards closer relations with the European Union.

    He added that Greek exports have more growth potential and noted that foreign consumers asked for specialized Greek products. Plalis said the sectors showing the biggest export potential were clothing and fur products, base metals, chemicals, textiles, food and beverage. He also noted that medical precision equipment and opticals, electric machines and appliances, machinery, plastics, fisheries and metal products were showing increase export activity although their value remained low.

    [02] Snow compensation payments for farmers

    Thousands of farmers who incurred crop losses due to ice and snow in February 2004 will begin receiving compensation payments in February this year, Agricultural Development Minister Evangelos Basiakos said on Wednesday.

    Overall compensation is 300 million euros in a programme endorsed by the European Union, Basiakos said in a statement.

    Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright © 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    ana2html v2.01 run on Thursday, 5 January 2006 - 12:30:16 UTC