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

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  • [01] Papoulias in Denmark
  • [02] Stocks end 1.17 pct higher

  • [01] Papoulias in Denmark

    President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias began a three-day official visit in Copenhagen on Monday, accompanied by Deputy Foreign Minister Theodoros Kassimis and a business delegation.

    The President and his wife arrived in the Danish capital on Monday afternoon and were formally received at the airport by Queen of Denmark Margrethe II, Prince Consort of Denmark Henrik, the Queen‚s husband, Crown Prince of Denmark Frederik Andre Henrik Christian, members of the Royal Family and Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen.

    After the formal reception, the members of the Greek delegation departed for the Fredensborg Palace where they will be staying.

    Later in the evening, President Papoulias will attend a formal dinner hosted in his honor by the Royal Couple of Denmark.

    On Tuesday, the President will visit Amaliehaven and tour the Middlegrunden wind park followed by a visit to ?Mountain Dwellings?, a suburban neighbourhood of garden homes that received the top prize in the 2008 World Architecture Festival as the best housing solution. The construction makes the parking area the base upon which the terraced housing is placed - like a concrete hillside covered by a thin layer of housing, cascading from the 11th floor to the street edge. The parking area is thus connected to the street, and the apartments have roof gardens with plenty of sunlight, amazing views and parking on the 10th floor.

    In the early afternoon on Tuesday, the President will visit the Confederation of Danish Industries where a business forum will be held and addressed by the general director of the confederation and the president of the Centre of Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) in Greece. President Papoulias will also meet with representatives of agencies and businesses.

    The President is also scheduled to lay a wreath at the Monument of Danish Resistance and visit the State Museum of Art where in the evening (8 pm local time) a concert will be given by the ?New Greek Quartet? that accompanies the Greek delegation.

    On Wednesday morning, President Papoulias will visit the Danish Parliament and meet with its president and a parliamentary delegation, while later on he will meet with the Danish prime minister, who will host a luncheon in his honor.

    President Papoulias is to return to Athens on Wednesday evening.

    CAPTION: President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias and Queen of Denmark Margrethe II, during the official welcoming ceremony at Copenhagen airport on Monday.

    [02] Stocks end 1.17 pct higher

    Greek stocks ended substantially higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday, with the composite index of the market rising 1.17 pct to end at 2,171.26 points. Turnover was a low 155.5 million euros, of which 5.9 million euros were block trades.

    All sectors moved higher, with the exception of the Telecommunications sectors which fell 1.60 pct. Commerce (9.25 pct), Media (5.56 pct) and Technology (4.71 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains of the day.

    The FTSE 20 index rose 1.20 pct, the FTSE 40 index ended 0.96 pct higher and the FTSE 80 index rose 0.12 pct. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 105 to 85 with another 55 issues unchanged.

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