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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-05-12

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Arson attacks against PPC building, cars
  • [02] Constantine Karamanlis remembered
  • [03] ASE : Big rise
  • [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Arson attacks against PPC building, cars

    Arson attacks targetting two Public Power Corporation (PPC) buildings took place almost simultaneously shortly after midnight Monday in Athens' northern suburb of Alsoupolis and southern suburb of Aghios Dimitrios.

    In the Alsoupolis incident, unidentified persons threw molotov cocktails (home-made fire-bombs) at three PPC cars parked outside the power corporation's building on the corner of Roumelis and Kapodistriou streets.

    In the Aghios Dimitrios incident, the perpetrators broke the glass fronting of the PPC building in Panagouli Square and threw molotov cocktails into the entrance, causing a fire.

    The fires were both put out by the Fire Brigade, while police were searching for the perpetrators.

    [02] Constantine Karamanlis remembered

    The annual memorial service for the late statesman and founder of the ruling New Democracy (ND) party Constantine Karamanlis was held on Tuesday at the Konstantinos Karamanlis Foundation in the Filothei suburb of Athens, marking the 11th anniversary of his death.

    The memorial service for the former prime minister and president was attended by his nephews Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and ND deputy and former minister Michalis Liapis; his brother MP Achilleas Karamanli; his close associates, ministers, ND officials and former President of the Republic Costis Stefanopoulos.

    Caption: ANA-mPA file photo of Constantine Karamanlis

    [03] ASE : Big rise

    Equity prices were rising Tuesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 1.96 percent, standing at 2,201.92 points at 12:15 p.m., and turnover at 71.6 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Financial Services, up 5.42 percent; Technology, up 3.70 percent; and Food & Beverage, up 3.66 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Telecoms, down 1.06 percent; and Travel & Recreation, down 0.11 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 2.04 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 2.29 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.55 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 133 were up, 27 were down, and 21 were unchanged.

    [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The June 7 European Parliament elections, reactions to the government's decision to adjourn the parliament, and Federation of Greek Industries (SEB) president Dimitris Daskalopoulos' call for immediate change of the political scenery dominated the headlines on Tuesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: «Epidemic of suicide groups on the Internet".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Second wave of reforms on the way".

    AVGHI: "Left, now, in Greece and Europe for the needs of the many".

    AVRIANI: "Parliament is covering up the scandals for 150 years - Enough with the hypocrisy of parliament's adjournment, from which all parties benefit because most of their high-ranking cadres were involved".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Enough with the lies, politics need purification".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Back-door for 150 thousand contract employees".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Poll result: 65 percent believe that Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis adjourned the parliament session to cover up the scandals".

    ESTIA: "State Budget at stake - Major deviations in revenues and deficit".

    ETHNOS: "Former President of the Republic Costis Stephanopoulos outburst of rage - First public intervention on the crisis of the political system".

    KATHIMERINI: "Polarisation at the extremes - Ruling New Democracy calls for unity and main opposition PASOK attempts to contain 'leakage' of voters".

    LOGOS: "Political clash at the extremes ahead of the Euroelections".

    NIKI: "Red alert in construction, industries and exports - Economic indicators are sinking ".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Peoples' struggle against the EU of the capital".

    TA NEA: "ND deputy Yannis Manolis 'burns' former FinMin George Alogoskoufis in his testimony on the 'Germanos' affair".

    TO VIMA: "Industrialists demand a new political scenery - Daskalopoulos accused the government, parties ".

    VRADYNI: "Reforms in secondary education".


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