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Greek government will sell ports

The Greek government is now prepared to privatize the Port of Piraeus, which has several times been mentioned in relation to a possible sale. This is evident from the plan to save the country's economy. Another port is also featured on the list.

Port of Thessaloniki, Greece. Photo: Thanassis Stavrakis/AP/POLFOTO/arkiv

A sale of Greece's Port of Piraeus will help pull the country out its dire economic woes, according to the reform package presented by prime minister Alexis Tsipras to the country's creditors Thursday night, and which will be approved by the Greek Parliament today, Friday.

Another of Greece's biggest ports, in Thessaloniki, is also mentioned on the list. The possible sale of Piraeus has been discussed frequently for more than a year, with the Greek authorities in March last year announcing that Piraeus Port Authority, which operates the port, was looking to sell 67 percent of the shares.

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