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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-11-17

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  • [01] Papoulias lays wreath at Metsovion Polytechnic
  • [02] Soccer Superleague results
  • [03] Athens Stock Exchange: Plunge
  • [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Papoulias lays wreath at Metsovion Polytechnic

    President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias payed tribute at the Athens Metsovion Polytechnic memorial on Monday, the 35th anniversary of the students' uprising against the military dictatorship, while parliament president Dimitris Sioufas, heading a parliament delegation, layed a wreath at the Polytechnic memorial. "The night of the Polytechnic brought the dawn of Democracy", said Sioufas.

    Earlier, tribute was also paid by Education Deputy Minister Spyros Taliadouros.

    The gates of the Polytechnic will close at 2.00 noon and the main commemorative event will begin. Professors, students and social and trade unions' representatives will remain inside the premises to guard the Polytechnic.

    The annual march will start at 3:00 p.m. and will end outside the US embassy in central Athens. Police are taking stringent security measures to safeguard along the streets in which the demonstrators will march, while the circulation in streets around the Polytechnic has been closed off since early Monday morning

    [02] Soccer Superleague results

    Olympiakos Piraeus retained its lead in the Super League after beating ambitious PAOK Thessaloniki 2-0 at Karaiskaki Stadium over the weekend. Panathinaikos Athens 1-1 drew away with Larissa and AEK Athens was held to a goalless draw at home by Super League newcomer Panserraikos, both losing ground in the championship title race. PAOK and Xanthi are together in second place, four points behind Olympiakos.

    In other action:

    Aris Thessaloniki-Asteras Tripoli 1-1

    Ergotelis Crete-Thrasyvoulos Athens 1-2

    Levadiakos Livadia-OFI Crete 2-1

    Panthrakikos Komotini-Xanthi 0-0

    Panionios Athens-Iraklis Thessaloniki 0-2

    Standings after 10 weeks of play:

    1. Olympiakos 23 points

    2. PAOK 19

    3. Xanthi 19

    4. Panathinaikos 16

    5. AEK 15

    6. Ergotelis 15

    7. Aris 14

    8. Larissa 13

    9. Levadiakos 12

    10. Panthrakikos 12

    11. Iraklis 11

    12. Panionios 11

    13. Asteras 9

    14. Panserraikos 9

    15. Thrasyvoulos 7

    16. OFI 7

    [03] Athens Stock Exchange: Plunge

    Equity prices were diving on Monday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 3.85 percent, standing at 1,929.78 points at 12:15 p.m., and turnover at 40.5 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly downward, with the heaviest losses in Banks, down 4.97 percent; Construction, down 4.89 percent; Telecommunications, down 4.75 percent; Technology, down 4.14 percent; and Oil and Gas, down 3.79 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 4.02 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 2.24 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 1.38 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 29 were up, 109 were down, and 19 were unchanged.

    [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The 35th anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic students' uprising against the dictatorship in 1973 and new revelations on the Vatopedi monastery land exchange scandal dominated the headlines on Monday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Athens Polytechnic anniversary: Wreaths and honours, but also hooded troublemakers".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Ruling New Democracy Secretary Lefteris Zagoritis preannounces in an interview to the newspaper: Raises in EKAS (low pension benefit), farmers' pensions and unemployement benefits".

    AVRIANI: "Conspirators left uncovered and blackmailers sent to court (in Vatopedi monastery case)- Video tapes turned into smithereens the dirty plot targetting prime minister Costas Karamanlis".

    CHORA: "The financial junta is shaking - Fears of uprising by society and mass reactions".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "Prime Minister attempts to reverse the bad climate".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Turkey's 'grey zone' scheme in the Aegean - Red alert over oil exploration in the Greek continental shelf ".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Red card for 4 in 10 loans - Thousands of households unable to repay the banks - Flurry of applications to banks to freeze the repayment installments".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Disgruntlement over the 28 billion euros fortification plan - FinMin Alogoskoufis targetted after European Commission decision to reject the plan".

    ESTIA: "Distrust in the economy".

    ETHNOS: "Five ministers in a vise - Shocking testimonies pave the way to the establishment of a parliamentary preliminary examination committee".

    TA NEA: "While Europe talks about decrease in interest rates, Greek banks add surcharges".

    VRADYNI: "The documentation of the shameful dealings - Who attempted to implicate Karamnalis in the Vatopedi affair, and why".

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