Optimism has made a welcome return to the negotiations surrounding Greece's financial future. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras left a top-level meeting of heads of state in Brussels last Friday saying he was hopeful about his country's future.
In May of 2013 a new bill passed for the “Creation of a Development Friendly Environment for Strategic and Private Investments” that removes bureaucratic obstacles and boosts private investments in Greece through a strategic investment procedure (known as ''Fast Track''). The new bill now includes a specific framework for the operation of seaplane terminals and water aerodromes in Greece, giving operators and investors alike the green light for setting up seaplane operations to serve Greece’s islands, coastal cities, resorts and lakes throughout Greece.
By Johannes Stern, Global Research
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made his first official trip to Germany yesterday. As is customary for such visits, Tsipras was received with full military honors in Berlin. Together with Chancellor Angela Merkel, he reviewed an honor guard from the Bundeswehr (Armed Forces). Subsequently, the two held a joint press conference, followed by an evening dinner.
By Lisa Tripp, CNN
Europe is in the midst of a political and economic crisis that threatens to unravel decades of European integration and derail the world's recovery from the great recession. To understand this crisis, let's compare two countries.
Nefeli Agkyridou, special to CNBC.com