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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-08-22

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  • [01] Major wildfire erupts near Karystos
  • [02] Stocks sharply down on Fri.
  • [03] Airport traffic back to normal
  • [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Major wildfire erupts near Karystos

    (ANA-MPA) -- A major wildfire was blazing near the harbour town of Karystos, in the extreme south of the large island of Evia, on Sunday, with mostly crops and agricultural sheds burned in the process.

    The wildfire was aided by gusting winds in the region of up to 10 on the beaufort scale, as southern Evia is one of the most wind-swept areas in the Aegean. Significant fire brigade forces along with local volunteers were in the region. The incident marks the second time this summer that a major wildfire has erupted in the Karystos region, with the one on Sunday mostly affecting areas to the east and northeast of the town.

    Meanwhile, a trio of wildfires on Crete was mostly under control on Sunday, one outside the city of Ierapetra and two others in Rethymno prefecture.

    Caption: ANA-MPA photo / G. Lykouropoulos

    [02] Stocks sharply down on Fri.

    Stocks fell below the 1,600-level at the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday, continuing a bearish mood in the local bourse, with the composite index of the market down 3.53 percent to end at 1,589.74 points. Turnover was a lowish 81.41million euros.

    The Big Cap index lost 3.72 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 2.49 pct higher and the Small Cap index decreased by 1.93 pct. Insurances (3.65 pct) and Commerce (0.43 pct) were the only indexes up on the day, while Petroleum products (4.43 pct) Constructions (4.13 pct) and Banks (3.96) recorded the biggest losses.

    Broadly, advancers trailed decliners by 32 to 141 with another 37 issues unchanged.

    [03] Airport traffic back to normal

    (ANA-MPA) -- Flights to and from Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport as well as to other airports around Greece were normalised by early in the afternoon on Sunday following a breakdown hours in earlier in the communications system connecting flight control towers in the country.

    A glitch was repaired before 10:30 a.m. local time in the main communications system.

    [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Sunday edition of Athens' papers at a glance

    Continuing reverberations from the economic and fiscal crisis on society as well ubiquitous political developments following the end of the summer holidays mostly dominated the headlines on Sunday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Helliniko (former Athens airport) to be turned into concrete, after grandiose campaign promises by G. Papandreou of construction of Europe's biggest park".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Salary cuts of up to 20% after implementation of unified wage scale in first trimester of 2011".

    AVGHI: "They're holding elections void of politics".

    AVRIANI: "Third shipowner caught in land grab for Church property".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "11 billion euros in 'dowry' for 13 small premiers (of regions)".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Plan for sale of utilities, public enterprises".

    ETHNOS: "Heightened internal party developments; changes in government, political scene in autumn".

    KATHIMERINI: "High taxation turning into boomerang".

    NIKI: "Public debt to balloon to 600 billion euros after six years".

    PARON (weekly): "Roadblock to memorandum. Slap in the face to government by (pending) Council of State (ruling)".

    PROTO THEMA (weekly): "2,000 major depositors tracked by finance ministry to Switzerland."

    REALNEWS (weekly): "Ragoussis solution for government".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Coordination, counter-attack by workers, poor farmers".

    VETO (weekly): "Slow death for households (due to economic downturn)".

    TO VIMA: "Seven sins of the 'troika': wrong forecasts and baseless recommendations by our creditors."

    VRADYNI: "Pensions: Why to win more time".

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