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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-12-19

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] NSW premier supports return of Parthenon Marbles
  • [02] Two more arrested in Keratea
  • [03] Public transport strikes next week
  • [04] PM on Padoa-Schioppa's death
  • [05] Tasso Kavvadia passes away 

  • [01] NSW premier supports return of Parthenon Marbles

    Australian politician Kristina Keneally, premier of New South Wales, announced during an event for Greek-Australian media on Sunday that she has become an honorary member of the Australians for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles Committee and supports their return to Greece.

    According to the radio station SBS, Keneally said the demand for the marbles return was "fair" and that they would be returning to their "rightful home".

    "The government of New South Wales is proud to support this demand for the return of the Marbles to Greece and its people," she said.

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    [02] Two more arrested in Keratea

    Another two people have been arrested during clashes between police and local residents in Keratea, who object to government plans to create a new landfill site for Attica in their area.

    The tension, still high since incidents that led to seven being arrested on Thursday, spilled over into violence once again on Saturday night.

    The seven arrested during Thursday's incidents are to be led before an Athens public prosecutor.

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    [03] Public transport strikes next week

    ANA-MPA - More public transport strikes are expected in Athens throughout the coming week as workers continue protest action against government plans for wage cuts and involuntary staff transfers.

    Strikes announced so far include a 24-hour strike on Monday by all means of public transport, except buses that will run on a reduced schedule between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

    This will be followed by a four-hour work stoppage by all means of public transport on Tuesday, between the hours of noon and 4:00 p.m. and a further 24-hour strike by all means of public transport on Wednesday. (ANA-MPA)

    For Thursday there is a decision by Athens buses to only run between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. but decisions by other groups of public transport workers are still pending.

    Finally, there will be another four-hour work stoppage on all means of public transport on Christmas Eve between noon and 4:00 p.m. (ANA-MPA)

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    [04] PM on Padoa-Schioppa's death

    ANA-MPA - Prime Minister George Papandreou on Sunday expressed his great sorrow at the sudden death of economist Tommaso Padoa Schioppa in Rome on Saturday night. The 70-year-old economist, hailed as one of the intellectual architects of the euro, had been enlisted by Papandreou as his advisor in tackling Greece's spiralling debt crisis.

    Schioppa was at a dinner when he started to feel unwell on Saturday night. He rushed to a hospital in Rome but doctors were unable to help him, pronouncing his death as a result of a massive heart attack.

    "He was an exceptional person and a great scientist," Papandreou said in a statement, hailing the Italian economist's priceless contribution to the creation and course of the euro and describing him as "a great European". (ANA-MPA)

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    [05] Tasso Kavvadia passes away

    ANA-MPA Actress Tasso Kavvadia, the legendary female villain from the hey-day of Greek cinema, has passed away at the age of 91 and is to be buried at the Athens first cemetery on Wednesday.

    She made her name in film by playing the parts of harsh and unforgiving older women that gave the romantic leads a hard time - she was the bad mother-in-law, the unfeeling mother or disapproving sister that tried to prevent things from following their natural course. She participated in some 30 films between 1955 and 2001, her last roles being that of the grandmother in the 2000 film "Beware the Greeks" and the 2002 film "Alexander and Aishe".

    Apart from films, she had also worked in theatre and television, where her repertoire was considerably more diverse, while she also did work in radio and as a journalist and writer. ANA-MPA

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