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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-09-21

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

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  • [01] Bizarre incident in west Athens
  • [02] : Flights to remote destinations retained even without subsidies
  • [03] Bakoyannis to receive Galileo 2000 prize

  • [01] Bizarre incident in west Athens

    A bizarre incident, reportedly a botched suicide attempt, was reported in extreme western Athens on Monday, involving a 45-year-old local man who set himself on fire while driving his car over a cliff.

    The man's burning vehicle got snagged in trees some 15 metres before reaching the bottom of the cliff, located in the industrial district of Schisto. The victim was hospitalised with severe burns.

    [02] : Flights to remote destinations retained even without subsidies

    (ANA-MPA) -- Marfin Investment Group on Monday said it would recommend to the management of its Olympic Air subsidiary to continue servicing 24 remote flight destinations in the country without any state subsidies, until completion of a "transparent and fair tender procedure", as it stated.

    A MIG statement said a tender for these remote destinations was annulled after the government called for early general elections in the country and that a new tender was expected to be launched by the next government.

    Rival Aegean Airlines, citing "social interest", has recommended taking over 17 remote flight destinations with only 50 pct of subsidies.

    [03] Bakoyannis to receive Galileo 2000 prize

    Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis has been selected as this year's outstanding female personality that will receive the Galileo 2000 'Leonarda Woman Genius' prize awarded in the Italian city of Florence. The award ceremony will take place on October 24 in the Basilica di Santa Croce.

    Bakoyannis' prize was given in recognition of her "record-breaking" role as the first woman to be mayor of Athens and Greek foreign minister and for her active contribution to the organisation of the Athens Olympic Games in 2004.

    Other recipients of Galileo 2000 prizes in other categories for this year include actor and director Roberto Benigni, German astrophysicist Reinhard Genzel, Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa, Spanish ballet dancer Angel Corella of the American Ballet Theater of New York and the mayor of L'Aquila Massimo Cialente.


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