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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-01-17

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Gas station owners protest at N. Greece border post over duty-free petrol
  • [02] Search continues
  • [03] ASE opening: Rise
  • [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines 

  • [01] Gas station owners protest at N. Greece border post over duty-free petrol

    (ANA-MPA) -- Petrol station owners in Kilkis prefecture of extreme northern Greece on Monday held a "symbolic blockade" of the Evzoni border post on the frontier with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYRoM), in protest to a recent government decision to allow the reopening of duty-free stations at three border posts.

    Similar mobilisations are being considered by petrol station owners in Ioannina prefecture and Evros prefecture, which border with opposite Albanian and Turkish territories, respectively.

    Duty-free gas at border stations costs significantly less than gasoline sold at regular stations.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

    

    [02] Search continues

    (ANA-MPA) -- Greek coast guard units, aided by air force planes, were continuing for the second day on Monday a search operation in the sea region west of the Ionian island of Corfu for survivors of a wooden vessel that sank while ferrying more than 250 Afghan illegal immigrants towards Italy.

    The incident occurred on Sunday morning some 30 nautical miles west of Corfu.

    Port authorities had initially said that 22 people on the 30-metre vessel were still missing, while 232 survivors were picked up by the passing Dutch-flagged freighter "Momentum Scan" on Sunday and transported to the port of Corfu.

    Thirty of the rescued Afghan migrants suffered minor injuries due to adverse weather conditions in the area and were taken to the island's hospital for first aid treatment.

    The search and rescue operation for the missing migrants was continuing full swing on Monday afternoon, with the participation of vessels sailing in the vicinity, a Super Puma all-weather military helicopter and a deep-sea vessel.

    A total of 230 migrants -- 214 men, five women and 11 children -- all from Afghanistan, were rescued by the "Momentum Scan", as well as two Turkish migrant- smugglers.

    The migrants told authorities that a total of 263 people were on board the vessel that capsized, which means that the number of missing could rise to 31.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

    

    [03] ASE opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Monday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.95 percent, standing at 1,453.57 points at 11:15 am, and turnover at 17.066 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving upward nearly across the board, with the only losses in Food & Beverage, down 0.45 percent.

    The biggest gains were in Health, up 2.48 percent; and Oil & Gas, up 2.29 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.42 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.40 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.95 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 59 were up, 10 were down, and 29 were unchanged.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

    

    [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Economic and labor issues were the main front-page items in Athens' dailies on Monday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "The 'Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire' intended to target eponymous and not judges".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Karatzaferis-Samaras discussions".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Retroactive cuts to auxiliary pensions".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Two in three workers losing the 'heavy and hazardous' work benefit".

    ESTIA: "New bankruptcy speculations".

    ETHNOS: "Who will retain the 'heavy and hazardous' work benefit".

    IMERISSIA: "Critical Eurogroup meeting".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "New, painful measures brought by extension of the loan repayment period".

    TA NEA: "MPs mutiny on environment ministry biodiversity bill for construction in Natura protected areas a headache for PASOK".

    VRADYNI: "Extension of the Memorandum, too".

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form


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