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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-08-20

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Papandreou to visit Ilia
  • [02] Patriarch visit to Mount Athos

  • [01] Papandreou to visit Ilia

    Main opposition PASOK party leader George Papandreou will visit the prefecture of Ilia, in the western Peloponnese, on Thursday, keeping a promise to wildfire victims last year regarding economic aid of 1.2 million euros, an amount corresponding to a third of the election contribution to PASOK from the state budget, party spokesman George Papaconstantinou said on Wednesday.

    PASOK is seeking a practical way of distributing the amount so as to serve transparency and the needs of the wildfire sufferers, the spokesman said.

    This move is also linked to a reconstruction plan for wildfire-stricken regions that PASOK tabled in the form of a bill and that will be discussed by Parliament's second summer session committee, according to Papaconstantinou, who added that the party is expecting the government to adopt this plan.

    [02] Patriarch visit to Mount Athos

    Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos (Bartholomew I) arrived in Thessaloniki on Wednesday to begin a five-day visit to the nearby semi-autonomous monastic community of Mount Athos, where he will attend the 500th-anniversary celebrations of a local monastery.

    After his arrival in Thessaloniki, the Ecumenical Patriarch expressed his joy for again returning to Greece and the land of Macedonia, adding that he was praying for the war victims in Caucasus and for peace to prevail in the area and worldwide.

    Vartholomeos was received by the local authorities, including Macedonia-Thrace Minister Margaritis Tzimas, and Archbishop of Thessaloniki Anthimos, among other Metropolitans.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of Ecumenical Patriach Vartholomeos.


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