Greece

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Location map
author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb


Location:
- Southern Europe;
- borders Ionian Sea and Mediterranean Sea;
- peninsular country, possessing an archipelago of about 3,000 islands, dominating the Aegean Sea and the southern entrance to the Turkish Straits;
- Neighbours: Cyprus, Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Italy.

Climate:
- Mediterranean climate with mild wet winters and hot, dry summers;
- snowfalls do occur occasionally during the winter.

Natural Hazards:
- severe earthquakes;
- droughts;
- wildfires.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Surface:131,957km2
Population*:10.7million
Pop. density*:81.4people/km2
GDP*:185.5EUR billion
GDP/capita*:17,274.8EUR

European Union:
EU member, since 1981

Currency: Euro
Code: EUR
Since: 2001


Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
TOTAL LIFE*:48%
TOTAL NON-LIFE*:52%
Overall Property*:11%
Overall Motor*:25%

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Statistics

Greece 1Q2019 Market Portfolio

Greece FY2018 Market Portfolio


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Latest news


Fairfield: We are still in the race for Ethniki

Exin is "close" to being in a position to make a fully financed bid for Greek state-owned insurer Ethniki and still has a superior value proposition to the Chinese bidders lining up to challenge it, the group's CEO Matt Fairfield has told The Insurance Insider.

Ethniki bid process re-opened after Exin falls short

Exin has lost exclusivity in the race to buy Greek state-owned insurer Ethniki and will now have to fight off competition from Chinese bidders including Fosun, The Insurance Insider understands.








GREECE: NBG gives Exin until late March for Ethniki Insurance

The management of National Bank of Greece is considering waiting out the nine-month period of the provisional agreement with Exin Financial Services Holdings BV for the sale of Ethniki Insurance to see whether the deal falls through.


GREECE: Acquisition of Ethniki Insurance poised to collapse

The acquisition of National Bank's insurance business by Calamos and Exin seems poised to collapse after Calamos Family Partners (CFP) announced that it had filed legal action against EXIN Financial Services Holdings, the Dutch holding company of the EXIN Group.

GREECE: Ethniki Insurance deal to be funded by giants?

Exin Financial Group has pledged that by end-January it will have submitted the details of the funding needed to acquire Ethniki Insurance. So far the group is said to have informed the monitoring authorities and National Bank of Greece that Pimco and Berkshire Hathaway will participate in the deal's financing.


GREECE: Ethniki Insurance deal is proceeding

National Bank of Greece and the Exin Group proceeded on Thursday with work toward submitting to the Bank of Greece a draft set of documents for the acquisition of NBG subsidiary Ethniki Insurance by Exin Financial Services Holding, paving the way for the implementation of the deal signed in June.