El sector del transporte marítimo ha experimentado en los últimos meses un aumento en el número de pedidos. En lo que va de año los buques encargados a los astilleros tienen un 60% más de capacidad que los buques encargados durante el mismo período en 2014.
Negotiations between European officials and the Greek government led by the radical left party SYRIZA remain deadlocked as the European Union (EU) continues to apply maximum pressure on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to capitulate completely on the anti-austerity program SYRIZA proposed in the campaign for elections on January 25.
In February, less than a month after taking office Tsipras and Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis agreed to an extension of the bailout of the Greek financial system negotiated by previous governments and promised to carry out austerity measures that SYRIZA had promised to reverse. But this wasn't good enough for the EU--it has continued to starve Greece of funds, even money it owes to the country, in order to extract still