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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-12-29

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

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  • [01] One-time fare tickets for public transports raised, passes significantly reduced
  • [02] FM speaks with Arab League SG Moussa regarding Gaza
  • [03] New Russian envoy for Greece announced

  • [01] One-time fare tickets for public transports raised, passes significantly reduced

    Public transport fares in the greater Athens area are set to increase, whereas conversely, unlimited travel card prices will be reduced, effective on Jan. 1, according to a decision announced last May. The so-called integrated ticket used for all modes of public transport will be valid for 90 minutes and will cost 1 euro, up 20 cents. However, the monthly travel pass used for buses, trolleys and trams will cost 15 euros, down from 17.5 euros. Two new products, monthly cards for use on the electric rail network (ISAP) and the Athens metro will cost 25 euros and 30 euros, respectively. The monthly card for all public transports is reduced by three euros, to 35 euros. The annual travel passes for buses, trams and trolleys will be slashed by 25 euros, down to 150 euros, while the annual pass for all public transports will drop 30 euros, to 350 euros. The annual unlimited travel passes for ISAP and Metro will cost 250 euros and 300 euros, respectively.

    [02] FM speaks with Arab League SG Moussa regarding Gaza

    Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis held a telephone conversation on Monday with the Secretary-General of League of Arab States Amr Moussa, expectedly focusing on the latest worrying developments in the Gaza Strip. According to reports, the Greek FM and the Arab League head agreed that it is imperative to immediately cease hostilities.

    [03] New Russian envoy for Greece announced

    MOSCOW (ANA-MPA / Th. AVGERINOS) -- The Russian foreign ministry's up-until-now director of its "new threats and provocations" department, Vladimir Chkhikvishvili, has been appointed as Moscow's ambassador-designate for Greece, replacing currently Amb. Andrey Vdovin.

    Chkhikvishvili, of Georgian descent, was also the Kremlin's ambassador to Georgia between 2002 and 2006.

    A relevant presidential decree posting Chkhikvishvili in Athens was signed by Russian President Dimitri Medvedev.


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