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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-04-26

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  • [01] Disagreement over first illegal migrants detention centre
  • [02] The Thursday edition of Athens' newspapers
  • [03] Athens Stock Exchange opening: Rise
  • [04] 'The Greek Monsters' exhibition

  • [01] Disagreement over first illegal migrants detention centre

    AMNA--The opening of the first detention centre for illegal migrants in Amygdaleza, north of Athens proper, apparently hangs in the balance as a result of disagreements between the competent government ministers.

    Infrastructures, Transport and & Minister Makis Voridis on Wednesday said the containers, in which the first 1,000 illegal migrants will be housed, are under his jurisdiction and not the citizen's protection ministry, stressing that they are built within the framework of earthquake protection planning.amna

    Voridis said Deputy Infrastructures Minister Yannis Magriotis was aware of the issue, adding that the citizen's protection ministry was allowed to use the containers for the sum of six million euros as it is made clear in a letter addressed by Magriotis to the citizen protection minister.amna

    Voridis, who stands as a candidate in the district where Amygdaleza is located (Attica prefecture), said Magriotis and Citizen's Protection Minister Mihalis Chryssohoidis (both PASOK ministers) "went behind his back" on the matter in consultation with infrastructures general secretary Yannis Economidis, in order to ensure "election gains".amna

    He appeared determined not to allow the containers to be used and proceed with their removal, clarifying that the sum of 173,000 euros has been earmarked for this purpose.

    [02] The Thursday edition of Athens' newspapers

    The Thursday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    French Presidential candidate Francois Hollande's statements for a new Memorandum and turn towards development and the parties election campaigns for the May 6 parliamentary elections in Greece, mostly dominated the headlines on Thursday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Citizens at robbers' mercy!".

    AVGHI: "SYRIZA takes the initiative in its own hands".

    AVRIANI: "Georgie (Papandreou, former prime minister and PASOK ex-leader) a crook who deliberately sent the country to the IMF to facilitate the international speculators".

    DIMOKRATIA: "PASOK terrified by Costas Karamanlis' (former prime minister and New Democracy ex-leader) intervention ".

    ESTIA: "The danger of lack of governance ".

    ETHNOS: "Hollande demolishes (German Chancellor Angela) Merkel's wall".

    IMERISSIA: "Euro-bond movement - Pressures for developmental agreement in EU".

    KATHIMERINI: "The debate on austerity opens now in Europe".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Eurozone is afraid and seeks development steps".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "People's emancipation to express themselves at the ballot".

    TA NEA: "French Revolution - Rescue plan for Greece (too)".

    [03] Athens Stock Exchange opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Thursday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 1.08 percent, standing at 705.16 points at 11:00 am, and turnover at 1.115 million euros.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.97 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.54 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.91 percent.

    All Individual sector indices were moving upward, with the biggest gains in Raw Materials, up 1.19 percent; Oil and Gas, up 1.14 percent and Household Goods, up 1.01 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 34 were up, 11 were down, and 10 were unchanged.

    [04] 'The Greek Monsters' exhibition

    AMNA--"The Greek Monsters", an exhibition by the Thessaloniki-based Beetroot design group and think-tank that won the prestigious Red-Dot Communication Design Award for the Year 2011, was inaugurated on Wednesday evening at the Benaki Museum in Athens, finally coming 'home' after a long and successful tour of European museums.

    The Greek Monsters exhibition was created to celebrate Beetroot's "consistently brilliant level" in design that won its prestigious distinction: the Red-Dot Communication Design Award as the Agency of the Year 2011, one of the highest distinctions in communication design in the world, while the exhibition itself earned Beetroot the best prize at the "Red Dot Design Awards" in 2011, the leading International Awards of Communication Design.amna

    As part of its reputable support to New Greek Excellence, Benaki Museum will be hosting the "Monsters" at the Pireos St. Annex through June.

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