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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-05-18

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  • [01] Spate of police-related arsons in Attica
  • [02] ASE opening: Decline
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Spate of police-related arsons in Attica

    A barrage of arson attacks against cars, motorcycles and businesses took place in several parts of the greater Athens area in the first hours of Monday, between 1:05 and 1:20 a.m., with all the attacks related to the police: either vehicles belonging to police officers or businesses that supply the police force.

    The first attack took place in Paleo Faliro, where a policeman's motorcycle was set on fire, followed by a weapons shop in Sepolia, three cars in Nea Filadelfia, Aghia Paraskevi and Kolonos, and a SKODA car dealership in Patissia.

    All fires, which were caused by home-made incendiary devices comprising small propane canisters or flammable liquids, were extinguished by the Fire Brigade.

    Attica security police were investigating the incidents.

    [02] ASE opening: Decline

    Equity prices were decliningat the opening of trade on Monday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 0.74 percent, standing at 2,130.31 points at 10:45 a.m., and turnover at 12.9 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly downward, with the biggest losses in Personal & Household Goods, down 2.36 percent; Food & Beverage, down 1.95 percent; and Financial Services, down 1.84 percent.

    The biggest gains were were in Commerce, up 8.18 percent; Technology, up 0.65 percent; and Public Utilities, up 0.10 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 1.01 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 1.25 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 0.78 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 19 were up, 64 were down, and 27 were unchanged.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The European Parliament candidates lists for the ruling New Democracy (ND) and main opposition PASOK parties and weekend addresses by prime minister Costas Karamanlis and PASOK leader George Papandreou were the main front-page items in Athens' newspapers on Monday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Who are the candidates, and in what order - Karamanlis, Papandreou announced their Europarliament tickets".

    APOGEVMATINI: "8 changes in construction - The environment, town planning and public works ministry bill to be tabled in parliament in the summer".

    AVRIANI: "Incredible - Large consumers were stealing from the Public Power Corporation (DEN) with system that slowed down meter readings".

    CHORA: "What Reinhard Siekaczek ('manager' of Siemens' slush funds (off-the-book) accounts) told the Greek examining magistrates - Second round of revelations by 'Chora' on the Siemens scandal".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "Karamanlis put the ministers whose names have been implicated in scandals in the background, at the same time taking away from them party activities and a say in the campaign".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Opinion polls and secret polls conducted by Rigillis (ND headquarters) point to electoral 'Waterloo' for ND throughout Attica".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Europarliament electoral tickets with the eyes turned to home".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Balances and agony - Euro-tickets: Karamanlis seeking unity, Papandreou seeking a substantial lead".

    ESTIA: "Political hue in the Europarliament tickets - What ND and PASOK are aiming at".

    ETHNOS: "Message of change and unity - PASOK's Europarliament ticket a political one, but also with a social orientation".

    TA NEA: "PASOK: Overture to society - ND: Return to the 'party'.".

    VRADYNI: "Unity sought - Uphill road to Euroelections for ND and PASOK, with the opinion polls as their 'guide'."

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