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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-05-22

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  • [01] Second Siemens jailing
  • [02] ASE: Small rise
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Second Siemens jailing

    An examining magistrate in the high-profile Siemens kickback and bribery affair ruled that former Siemens Hellas technical director Emmanouil Stavrianos to be incarcerated pending trial, after the conclusion of the latter's testimony in the case on Thursday night.

    Stavrianos faces felony charges of bribery and money laundering.

    The decision was the second incarceration pending trial in the case, following former Siemens Hellas general director Prodromos Mavridis, who faces the same charges.

    Stavrianos reportedly tendered a lengthy deposition to examining magistrate Nikos Zagorianos.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of SIEMENS headquarters in Athens

    [02] ASE: Small rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Friday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.56 percent, standing at 2,263.64 points at 10:45 a.m., and turnover at 19.4 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Food and Beverages, up 2.40 percent; Public Utilities, up 2.06 percent; and Technology, up 1.50 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Media, down 1.19 percent; Constructions, down 0.17 percent; and Commerce, up 0.06 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.61 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.76 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.46 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 83 were up, 33 were down, and 10 were unchanged.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Friday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The Siemens case and the European Parliament elections mostly dominated the headlines on Friday in Athens' newspapers

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "3 changes in successive social security recommended by experts' committee for improvement of pension calculation process of pensions".

    APOGEVMATINI: "The payment of benefits to private sector pensioners begins on Friday"

    AVGHI: "United in the Euroelections battle - SYRIZA leader Alekos Alavanos will take part in the election debate among the political party leaders".

    AVRIANI: "The money received by parties, high profile politicians, constructors, entrepreneurs and public utilities managers, unionists and journalists received from SIEMENS".

    ELEFTHEROS: "ND cadres complain over party's campaign for the Euroelections: It is defeatist, introverted and lacks vision".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "The trick of the 'Great Escape' - Siemens Hellas former CEO Michalis Christoforakos attempting to make a deal with the German justice authorities".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Barbarity and nonsense - Papandreou (main opposition PASOK leader) distorting the historical dilemmas of the 20th century for election expediencies or due to ignorance".

    ETHNOS: "The experts committee report on changes in pensions".

    ESTIA: "The outcome of the Euroelections could bring about lack of governance in the country".

    KATHIMERINI: "Flight from justice with plan and questions - International arrest warrant for Christoforakos (ordered by the examining magistrate into the Siemens affair) has not yet been forwarded to Interpol".

    LOGOS: "The pre-elections period is characterised by the two mainstream party (ND and PASOK) leaders' vendetta".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "The EU policy, which both ND and PASOK agree with and implement, is barbarous".

    TA NEA: "ND's televised campaign 'spots' boomerang against it, and cause internal grumbling".

    TO VIMA: "The battle of the television 'spots' - Ruling New Democracy (ND) and main opposition PASOK clash in the pre-elections campaign".

    VRADYNI: "Express incorporations in the city plans".

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