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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-01-19

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

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  • [01] AHEPA condemnation of synagogue arson
  • [02] Athens response to fYRoM suit
  • [03] Stocks end moderately up

  • [01] AHEPA condemnation of synagogue arson

    WASHINGTON (ANA-MPA) - The leadership of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), the largest and most influential Greek-American organisation in the United States, on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the recent arsons attacks against the historic Etz-Hayyim Synagogue in Hania, Crete.

    "We strongly condemn the anti-Semitic attacks that have been carried out on the Etz-Hayyim Synagogue in Hania. This is the second arson attack in two weeks that has left the synagogue's infrastructure devastated and approximately 2,500 rare books and other archival items destroyed by fire," AHEPA supreme president Nicholas A. Karacostas is quoted as saying.

    "These anti-Semitic attacks upon the Jewish community in Greece are simply unacceptable. We appeal to the people of Hania, and all Greek citizens, to come together to defy these acts of hatred, intolerance, and bigotry; and to help the healing process begin ... We call for the swift apprehension of the perpetrators of these heinous attacks so that they may be brought to justice," he added.

    [02] Athens response to fYRoM suit

    (ANA-MPA) -- Greece on Tuesday filed its obligatory counter-memorial at the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) in relation to a suit brought by the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYRoM) over the 1995 "interim agreement" between Athens and the one-time Yugoslav province.

    The counter-memorial was filed by Greece's agents at the proceedings, Amb. Georgios Savvaidis, foreign ministry legal counsel Maria Telalian and a team of ministry diplomats and legal experts assigned the case.

    The counter-memorial lists, in detail and with accompanying documentation, Greece's legal arguments vis-?-vis the case, according to a foreign ministry press release on Tuesday. The ministry added that Greece's written response categorically rejects all of fYRoM's arguments, presenting legal, political and historical counter-arguments and points of reference.

    Athens had been given a Jan. 20 deadline to file its counter-memorial, whereas fYRoM had filed its memorial by last July.

    [03] Stocks end moderately up

    Stocks ended moderately higher at the Athens Stock Exchange, with the composite index closing at 2,101.54 points, up 0.54 pct, after hitting an intra-day low of 2,003.35 points. Turnover was an improved 265.896 million euros.

    The FTSE 20 index rose 0.66 pct, the FTSE 40 index ended 1.56 pct higher and the FTSE 80 index fell 0.88 pct. The Personal Products (2.83 pct) and Oil (2.77 pct) sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Utilities (1.97 pct) and Telecoms (1.08 pct) suffered losses.

    Klonatex (14.29 pct), Informer (9.09 pct), Levenderis (8.93 pct) and Akritas (8.22 pct) were top gainers, while Elfico (19.77 pct), Lanakam (19.12 pct), Kyriakoulis (10.87 pct) and VIS (9.57 pct) were top losers. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 114 to 77 with another 48 issues unchanged.


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