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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-11-12

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

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  • [01] Parliament fact-finding com't in Munich for Siemens probe
  • [02] Exhibition of Modern Ecclesiastical Art, Architecture and Painting
  • [03] GDP 4.5pct down

  • [01] Parliament fact-finding com't in Munich for Siemens probe

    (ANA-MPA) -- A delegation of Greek MPs, members of a Parliament fact-finding committee on Siemens slush fund furor, is currently in Munich to question former Siemens executive Michael Kutschensreuter.

    Kutschensreuter has accused one-time Siemens Hellas CEO Mihalis Christoforakos of giving money to local politicians.

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    [02] Exhibition of Modern Ecclesiastical Art, Architecture and Painting

    An exhibition of Modern Ecclesiastical Art, Architecture and Painting opens on Tuesday, November 23, at the Museum of Byzantine and Christian Art in downtown Athens.

    The exhibition, hosted in tandem with the 2nd Scientific Symposium on Modern Greek Ecclesiastical Art organised by the University of Athens' School of Theology, will feature works by contemporary architects and iconographers.

    The museum was founded in 1914 and houses more than 25,000 exhibits, including rare collections of pictures, scriptures, frescoes, pottery, fabrics and manuscripts, and copies of artifacts from the 3rd century AD to the late medieval era.

    Situated at 22 Vassilissis Sophias Avenue, it is considered one of the most important Byzantine Art museums in the world.

    The exhibition will run through November 28.

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    [03] GDP 4.5pct down

    ANA-MPa/Greece's GDP decreased by 4.5 percent in the third quarter (Q3) of 2010, according to flash estimates of quarterly national accounts released by the independent Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Friday, with the Greek economy continuing to move at high negative growth rates.

    According to ELSTAT, available data indicate that in the 3rd quarter of 2010, the Gross Domestic Product GDP) decreased by 4.5% in comparison with the 3rd quarter of 2009 and by 1.1% in comparison with the 2nd quarter of 2010. ANA-MPa

    As already reported, the GDP rate of change between the quarters of 2009 and 2010 should be treated with caution, due to the discontinuity of General Government data series. This issue will be addressed by the end of the year, with the backwards revision of General Government data, an ELSTAT release said.

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