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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-10-23

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  • [01] Greece elected ECOSOC member
  • [02] Exhibition of El Greco's painting

  • [01] Greece elected ECOSOC member

    Greece, being a member of the Western European countries, was elected on Wednesday among the 18 members of the UN's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The other candidate countries were Portugal, Germany, Lichtenstein and France.

    Greece garnered 177 votes and was ranked third in the line of preference among its fellow candidates. The country's new tenure, serving for the third consecutive year, will begin on January 1, 2009.

    ECOSOC functions as a main forum for debating international economic and social issues and shapes policy proposals for the UN's members.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of a view of Athens and Parthenon

    [02] Exhibition of El Greco's painting

    The "Coronation of the Virgin", which is unanimously regarded by experts as the work of Dominikos Theotokopoulos - El Greco, was bought in the summer at an auction by the Onassis Foundation and is destined for the "Shelter of Letters and Arts" at Syngrou Avenue, which the Foundation will inaugurate in 2010.

    The painting which depicts the Coronation of the Virgin, belongs to the "last creative period of Theotokopoulos (1603-1605) and is in excellent condition. It was never exhibited in Europe, but only in 1999, in Madrid, within the framework of the 'El Greco' exhibition," National Gallery Director Marina Lampraki-Plaka said in press conference on Wednesday.

    The painting will be exhibited at the National Gallery as a lasting loan, next to other three paintings by Theotokopoulos which belong to the Gallery's collections

    Caption:ANA-MPA/EPA/ file photo of People look at paintings of Domenicos Theotokopoulos, Greek painter of late rennaisence, better known as El Greco, in the Museum of Cycladic Art one day before the opening to the public of the exhibition 'El Greco and his workshop', in Athens, Greece, 16 October 2007./ALEXANDROS BELTES

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