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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-02-24

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  • [01] Alleged accomplice in acid attack on trade unionist arrested
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Alleged accomplice in acid attack on trade unionist arrested

    A 48-year-old Albanian man formerly employed in a cleaning company has been arrested by Attica security police as a suspect in the January acid attack against Bulgarian national Konstantina Kouneva, who was active in the cleaners' union, it was announced on Tuesday.

    According to evidence and information collected by security police investigating the attack, the 48-year-old Albanian is believed to be the man who blocked Kouneva's way while an accomplice threw acid at her.

    Police said the 48-year-old had also in the past threatened Kouneva, while the day after the attack he telephoned her house asking for information on her condition.

    Police forwarded their evidence and information to the examining magistrate assigned the case, who immediately issued an arrest warrant, and the Albanian was arrested on Saturday, while he his due to testify before the examining magistrate on Wednesday.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The 10 measures announced by the government to boost security in the correctional system after convicted felon Vassilis Paleokostas' carbon copy escape with Albanian convict Alket Rizaj by helicopter from Korydallos prison, repeating their June 2006 jail break, opposition reactins to the incident, and the upcoming EU extraordinary summit on Sunday on the global financial crisis which is expected to take measures for the 'weaker links" in the euro-zone were the main front-page items in Athens' newspapers on Tuesday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "10 measures for the correctional system - What the Cabinet, which was not attended by...Paleokostas, decided".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Deposition 'burns' the Prison Council - With 10 immediate measures, the government trying to put order in the chaos of the correctional system".

    AVGHI: "They're putting...managers at the prisons - Taken by surprise, the government dredges up conservative stereotypes".

    AVRIANI: "Paleokostas' escape widens PASOK's lead over New Democracy to 4.2 percent, with SYN tumbling to fourth place while LAOS presents a spectacular rise", according to a GPO nationwide opinion poll.

    CHORA: "They're searching for 'black hole' in the prisons - The new jail break took place with accomplices from 'inside', the government believes".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: ", others...sink - The government, with the 'iceberg' it faces every day, will have the fate of the Titanic".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Rizaj and the mystery-woman the 'keys' - ELAS (Greek Police) sees 'bridges' with abductions (of businessmen) and terrorism".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Fasten your seatbelts and switch off your cell phones - Measures...after the fact/escapes announced by the government, just as in 2006".

    ESTIA: "Complete corrosion of the State - The conclusions from the jail break".

    ETHNOS: "They took measures again for...Paleokostas - Government meeting/operetta after the fiasco of the escape".

    KATHIMERINI: "Incompetent state, brazen crime - The jail break from Korydallos increases the citizens' sense of insecurity".

    LOGOS: "They're looking for accomplices from inside (the prison)...Dendias (justice miniser) asked for, and received, resignations".

    NIKI: "The government a farce - Karamanlis' and ministers' non-existence proven once again".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "KKE 18th Congress a springboard for counter-attack with a policy line of breaks and reversal".

    TA NEA: "13.5 million card cell phones being 'arrested' - Ludicrous measures after the fiasco".

    TO VIMA: "Korydallos the 'regulator' - Heavy climate in government - Paleokostas escape impacts political developments".

    VRADYNI: "Fundamental state mechanisms full of holes".

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