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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-08-26

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  • [01] Papandreou meets professionals' confederation
  • [02] Nine candidates in Larco privatisation
  • [03] Aegean Airlines eyes remote isle routes

  • [01] Papandreou meets professionals' confederation

    Main opposition PASOK leader George Papandreou on Wednesday met with the board of Greece's Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants (GSEVEE).

    After the meeting, GSEVEE president Dimitris Asimakopoulos said Papandreou listened to their problems concerning the lack of liquidity in the market and consumption, as well as the problems of debt loads burdening professionals and self-employed individuals in the country.

    "If we don't undertake measures we will face extreme situations and a major loss of job positions in the next six months," he said.

    [02] Nine candidates in Larco privatisation

    An inter-ministerial privatisation commission meeting on Wednesday discussed the privatisation process for the Larco metals and mining company, presenting an evaluation report drafted by the government‚s financial and legal consultants in the sale.

    The report advised that all nine participants in the tender fulfilled pre-selection criteria and will participate in the final stage of the tender.

    The nine candidates are: Aktor SA, Cunico Resources NV (of the Netherlands), Fevamonitico SARL (Luxembourg), Hellenic Halyvourgia SA, Mytilineos Holdings SA, Panegean Ltd. (Cyprus -- a consortium between Glencore Int. and Swissmarine Inc.) -- Solway Industries Ltd. as well as an international investment bank and an international metals group that preferred anonymity at this stage of the process.

    [03] Aegean Airlines eyes remote isle routes

    Aegean Airlines on Wednesday officially announced the carrier's participation in a tender to operate 17 regular flights to remote island airports in the country.

    The remote flight schedule includes the islands of Astypalea, Ikaria, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kythira, Sitia (Crete), Skiathos and Skyros as well as the routes Aktio-Sitia, Alexandroupoli-Sitia, Corfu-Aktio-Cephallonia-Zakynthos, Limnos-Mytilene-Hios-Samos-Rhodes and flights from Thessaloniki to Kalamata, Corfu, Samos, Skyros and Hios.

    Aegean Airlines said it will service these routes with its Avro RJ 100 and ATR 72-500 aircraft.

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