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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-05-17

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  • [01] PASOK's Euro-Parliament candidates
  • [02] Mild quake west of Athens
  • [03] Holiday season heats up amid concerns over econ crisis

  • [01] PASOK's Euro-Parliament candidates

    Main opposition PASOK leader George Papandreou on Sunday afternoon announced his party's candidate slate for the upcoming European Parliament elections, picking the party's current spokesman, George Papaconstantinou, to head up the ballot, with a serving MP second on the list.

    After Sylvana Rapti, Papandreou announced that current MEP Stavros Lambrinidis, a close aide to Papandreou when the latter was foreign minister, will be third in line.

    "These elections are not a referendum, they are our decision for the Europe and Greece we want; to end with the policies of yesterday," Papandreou said in announcing the list from his party headquarters.

    PASOK picked up eight MEP spots in the previous Euro-elections in 2004 and will now vie for the 22 MEP positions Greece holds, down from 24 in 2004.

    Following Lambrinidis, the candidates are Chrysoula Saatsoglou; George Stavrakakis; current MEP Marilena Koppa; current MEP Anni Podimata; Kritonas Arsenis; Spyros Danellis and Dimitris Droutsos, Papandreou's diplomatic adviser.

    [02] Mild quake west of Athens

    A mild earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale was recorded at 2:59 p.m. (12.59 GMT) in the Corinthian Gulf, west of Athens, on Sunday. According to the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki's Geophysical Institute, the quake had an epicentre 16 kilometres SW of the village of Dovrena, in Viotia prefecture.

    [03] Holiday season heats up amid concerns over econ crisis

    Visitors overlook the functioning Roman-era Herodus Atticus Odeon beneath the southern side of the Acropolis in downtown Athens on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the Greek capital, 17 May 2009. Amid the ongoing international economic crisis, local tourism officials and business owners are concerned over a possible decrease in tourist arrivals and revenues in the east Mediterranean country, whose economy depends heavily on the tourism sector. ANA-MPA/EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU
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