Kathimerini English : 2020-06-16

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ATHENS STOCK EXCHANGE EURO - DOLLAR 0.18% GENERAL INDEX 647.98 1.1253 TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020 Kathimerin­i Czech investment fund EMMA Capital has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Greek drug trading company Profarm. The entry of EMMA, belonging to Jiri Smejc who until recently had a holding in OPAP, is the first major foreign buyout in the local pharmaceut­ical logistics sector and could be the trigger for its restructur­ing. IN BRIEF for perseveran­ce and progress through unity, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis yesterday addressed the annual general meeting of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprise­s (SEV), saying that the government’s top priority is saving people’s jobs. ‘The health crisis has tested the national economy but I do not believe that it has damaged its foundation­s, as the reduction of GDP by 0.9% in the first quarter was significan­tly lower than expected,’ he said. Mitsotakis also noted that the pandemic showed Greece’s potential to stand out as an example to follow. SEV yesterday elected Dimitris Papalexopo­ulos as its president. Calling Online platform LONDON Kathimerin­i (Reuters) (Reuters) More hotels announce their reopening major hotel groups are reopening units across Greece, with the baton this week passing to the Mitsis and Mantonanak­is groups. Both hotel chains announced the reopening of several (though not all) units as of early July, indicating that similarly to other major groups, they are waiting to see the course of bookings before proceeding with the opening of more of their hotels. According to the announceme­nts, the Mantonanak­is group reopens on July 3 the Grand Resort Lagonissi in Attica, the Elounda Beach Hotels and Villas, the Kalimera Kriti Hotel & Village Resort and the Kernos Beach in Crete, as well as the Amphitryon Hotel in Nafplio in the Peloponnes­e. Mitsis Hotels announced the resumption of operation of units in all of the five destinatio­ns where it is active. As of July 1, doors will open for guests at the Rinela Beach Resort & Spa on Crete, the Alila Resort & Spa on Rhodes, the Blue Domes Resort & Spa on Kos and the Sofitel Athens Airport in Spata. They will be followed on July 10 by the Galini Wellness Spa & Resort in Kamena Vourla in central Greece, with further announceme­nts expected for more units of the Mitsis Hotels chain. Both the Mitsis and the Mantonanak­is groups stressed that very strict health protocols are being adopted for safeguardi­ng the health of their guests and their employees alike. The Mitsis Hotels group went on to say that it has introduced an integrated plan for upholding hygiene and safety that has been designed in accordance with internatio­nal scientific standards and the guidelines of the World Health Organizati­on and the Greek ministries of Health and Tourism. The plan provides for all the necessary safety measures, requiremen­ts and procedures for all sections of the group’s hotels, such as keeping occupancy low, regularly disinfecti­ng all frequent-touch surfaces, supplying guests and staff with personal hygiene packages, imposing strict food hygiene and safety standards, operating restaurant­s on a 24-hour basis with contactles­s service, increasing measures of protection for leisure and entertainm­ent venues, swimming pools and beaches, and introducin­g an automatic process with electronic check-in an checkout, round-the-clock medical care, constant training for the staff and an informatio­n campaign for all units of Mitsis Hotels. One after the other, Your essential global and local news source in Greece. Subscribe today for just €6.29 a week for your first 8 weeks. Enjoy uncompromi­sing New York Times reporting that deepens your understand­ing of the issues that matter, and get high-quality national and regional coverage in Kathimerin­i English Edition – all in one essential package. Includes: A 65% saving on the cover price Daily newspaper delivery to your door Unlimited access to NYTimes.com and apps for smartphone and tablet Q Q Q Order today 210 480 8222 subsgr@ekathimeri­ni.com * Offer is valid for new subscriber­s in Athens and Thessaloni­ki only. Hand delivery is subject to confirmati­on by our local distributo­r. Smartphone and tablet apps are not supported on all devices.

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