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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-05-10

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  • [01] Ministerial decision allows cremation in Greece
  • [02] Athens attorney accused of libel via the Internet
  • [03] Stocks soar 9.13% on Mon.

  • [01] Ministerial decision allows cremation in Greece

    (ANA-MPA) -- The first-ever cremation centre will soon be established in Greece, following a ministerial decision signed last week at the initiative of the environment, energy and climate change ministry. The decision was also signed by the ministers of interior and health.

    [02] Athens attorney accused of libel via the Internet

    (ANA-MPA) -- An Athens attorney has been charged with libel committed through the internet and violations of personal data statues.

    According to the indictment, the man is charged with sending email to the La Scala Opera House's board of directors in Milan with libellous content, allegedly targeting a high-ranking executive of the opera of Greek descent, a permanent resident of Italy.

    The Electronic Crime Squad in Athens launched an investigation after the theatre executive filed a lawsuit against the attorney, accusing him of slander and violation of personal data committed through the internet. Based on the findings of the probe, the defendant sent email with the purpose of harming the professional status and jeopardizing the man relations with the board of directors.

    A police search of the attorney's house focused on a PC unit, three hard drives, a laptop and a Blackberry.

    [03] Stocks soar 9.13% on Mon.

    A decision by European leaders to set up a massive rescue package for the support of the euro created a eurphoric climate in Greek capital markets, with the Greek bondsā spread shrinking spectacularly and stock shares soaring in the Athens Stock Exchange. The composite index of the market jumped 9.13 pct to end at 1,779.30 points, recording the biggest daily percentage rise since October 29, 2008, while turnover rose to 332 million euros.

    The FTSE 20 index jumped 10.51 pct, the FTSE 40 index ended 9.93 pct up and the FTSE 80 index ended 7.60 pct higher. All sectors moved higher, with the Banks (14.42 pct) and Health (14.41 pct) scoring the biggest percentage gains of the day.

    Broadly, advancers led decliners by 197 to 20 with another 21 issues unchanged. Viohalco (23 pct), Sprider (22 pct), Koumbas (20 pct) and Aspis Bank (19.05 pct) were top gainers, while FHL Mermeren (9.70 pct), Nutriart (7.69 pct) and Olympic Catering (7.48 pct) were top losers.

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