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Athens News Agency: News in English, 12-03-01

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  • [01] Greece launches international tender for the sale of DEPA
  • [02] Murder in cold blood in Athens

  • [01] Greece launches international tender for the sale of DEPA

    AMNA--Greece on Wednesday launched an international tender for the sale of DEPA, the state-owned gas company- as part of an ambitious privatization programme.

    The Greek state has a 65 pct equity stake in DEPA while Hellenic Petroleum SA has the remaining 35 pct. Both shareholders and the State’s Private Property Fund have agreed to jointly sell their stakes in DEPA. Under the terms of the tender, all interested parties will submit bids on a bundle or unbundle basis and stressed that the state will retain 34 pct of DESFA, the gas grid operator.amna

    The deadline for invitations ends in March 22, 2012. Preselected investors will then submit indicative bids in the second phase of the tender before a short-list is drafted. The tender procedure is scheduled to be completed in August 2012.amna

    DEPA is active in the wholesale, trading and supply of gas both to retail and industrial clients and participates in international gas pipeline projects, such as the Greece-Italy project (ITGI), the Greece-Bulgaria project (IGB) and the SouthStream project.

    [02] Murder in cold blood in Athens

    AMNA--Armed robbers killed in cold blood early Thursday a 54-year-old kiosk tenant in Peristeri, greater Athens. The victim, father of two children, was shot in the head as the robbers demanded that he give them the cash in the register. According to first estimations the victim reacted and the robbers shot him, took the cash and fled. amna

    The man, who had rented the kiosk together with his wife, usually worked the night shift.

    Police are investigating the case.

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