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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-06-06

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] European Union election on Sunday
  • [02] Event for Acropolis Museum
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] European Union election on Sunday

    Election precincts for European Parliament elections will open at 7 a.m. on Sunday and will close at 7 p.m. All Greek citizens over the age of 18 have the right to vote. Registered voters total 9,866,913 (4,727,782 men and 5,053,866 women), and will elect 22 MEPs.

    Greek citizens living or travelling in other EU members may vote in the country they are residing. EU member-states' citizens currently residing in Greece will also be able to vote in Greece if they have submitted a relevant application.

    Caption: ANA-MPA/EPA file of a view of the European Union Parliament building in Strasbourg, France. /CHRISTIAN HARTMANN

    [02] Event for Acropolis Museum

    WASHINGTON (ANA-MPA) -- An event entitled "The Secrets of Parthenon" was held here to celebrate the opening of the New Acropolis Museum this month.

    The event was co-organised by the organisation "American Friends of the New Acropolis Museum" as well as the National Museum of American History following an initiative of the Greek embassy in Washington.

    The celebration was held at the D.C. museum and aims to promote the museum and its treasures, including the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum.

    Former US presidential candidate and Mass. governor Michael Dukakis and former Clinton adviser George Stephanopoulos are the honorary presidents of the organisation.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of a hall of the New Acropolis Museum

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Saturday edition of Athens ' dailies at a glance

    Sunday's elections for European Parliament and political developments dominated the headlines on Saturday in Athens ' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis sends victory message from his main campaign rally in Athens ".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Karamanlis attacks main opposition PASOK at his rally in Athens ".

    AVGHI: "We condemn those using the environment to gain votes".

    AVRIANI: "Abstention the winner of elections".

    CHORA: " Athens has voted - Greeks say 'yes' to Karamanlis".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: " Choose sunbathing to voting".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Voters' silence terrifies parties Abstention and rallying around parties will be crucial factors".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Karamanlis is trapped".

    ESTIA: "The crucial encounter."

    ETHNOS: "Latest polls indicate PASOK's difference from ruling New Democracy widening".

    KATHIMERINI: "Parties' leaders last dilemmas".

    LOGOS: "Difference between PASOK and New Democracy gets wider".

    NIKI: "Karamanlis' last effort to rally ND's supporters".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "A vote for Communist Party is decision for better life".

    TA NEA: "PASOK leader George Papandreou: Euro-elections a wager for change".

    VIMA: "Ballot box results will bring developments in political scene".

    VRADYNI: "Parties rallying around last card - Door to door struggle under the threat of abstention".


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