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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-05-28

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  • [01] Philippi Festival opens July 4
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Philippi Festival opens July 4

    The 51st Festival of Philippi, in Kavala, the second oldest cultural festival in Greece after the Epidaurus Festival, opens on July 4 in the ancient theater with a concert by two of Greece's most popular singers, Dimitra Galani and Eleftheria Arvanitaki.

    The program of this year's Festival, which runs throughout the entire summer season (July-September), includes performances of ancient drama and comedy staged by the State Theater of Northern Greece, the National Theater and other municipal theaters, concerts, classical dance and music performances, and performances by orchestras and groups of international repute.

    One of the most important festivals in Greece, and the top cultural event of Kavala prefecture, the Philippi Festival was organised for the first time in 1957, and quickly gained popularity.

    Highlights of the Festival include a concert by the Camerata-Friends of Music orchestra, featuring violin soloist George Panagiotidis and led by maestro Vladimiros Symeonidis, in a concert dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the European Parliament, while on July 10 the State Theater of Northern Greece will stage a performance of Euripides' "Orestes", directed by Slobodan Unkovski.

    The Festival closes on September 1, with a National Theater of Greece performance of a play titled "Oedipus Tyrannus at Colonus", which is based on two of the works comprising Sophocles' Oedipus Trilogy: the ancient dramas 'Oedipus Tyrannus' and 'Oedipus at Colonus', adapted and directed by Roula Pateraki.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of the play Batrachus by Aristophanis at the ancient theatre of Epidaurus

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Marfin Investment Group (MIG) vice president Andreas Vgenopoulos' testimony in parliament, the government-opposition over non-state universities, the high cost of living and measures planned by the development ministry, and National Statistical Service (ESYE) predictions that inflation will exceed 4.6 percent dominated the headlines on Wednesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "EU imposes the institution of non-state Universities - Regardless of the Constitiutional revision".

    APOGEVMATINI: "8,445 employment opportunities (in public sector)".

    AVGHI: "Households and enterprises held hostage by banks - Borrowing at record heights".

    AVRIANI: "An impressive Vgenopoulos revealed the slanderers - He scolded all MPs on Tuesday in parliament".

    CHORA: "Fencing, with political jabs - What Vgenopoulos testified for 5 hours before parliament's Economic Affairs Committee".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "Universities and forests led government to Constitiutional revision via...detour".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Unbelieveable clashes among ministers - Karamanlis' immediate intercession is mandatory".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Ceiling on credit card interest rates - Consumer affairs general secretary announces Ministerial regulation being planned - Banks:We won't implement the 10% ceiling".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "They're chasing after the bandits -Government is preparing new dubious measures".

    ESTIA: "Retreat on article 16 - The newspaper had predicted it four years ago".

    ETHNOS: "Unfortunately, only MIG won - Vgenopoulos volleys against government on OTE".

    KATHIMERINI: "Inflation reaches 10-year record - Government uneasy - It will reach 4.6% in May".

    LOGOS: "Civil war among ministers over high cost of living - Government spokesman denies it".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Universities' subjugation to monopolies' profiteering".

    TA NEA: "OTE's dirty laundry aired - Vgenopoulos fingers FinMin George Alogoskoufis".

    TO VIMA: "Mayors who want to be ....deans - Loophole in article 16".

    VRADYNI: "The anatomy of a clash - Vgenopoulos states in parliament: Yes, I wanted OTE (Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation)".

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