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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-06-25

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  • [01] PM to leave hospital on Monday afternoon
  • [02] Troika members' arrival in Athens postponed
  • [03] Two dead, two injured in shooting on Crete
  • [04] The Monday edition of Athens' dailies
  • [05] Athens Stock Exchange opening: Large drop

  • [01] PM to leave hospital on Monday afternoon

    AMNA--Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will be discharged from hospital on Monday afternoon after undergoing eye surgery on Sunday.

    Samaras suffered a partial detachment of the retina his right eye and underwent surgery on Sunday morning.

    The premier will continue his treatment at home for at least a week, under orders of his doctors.amna

    The condition of the premier's health will determine when the government's policy platform will be announced.amna

    The team that will attend the EU Summit in Brussels is scheduled to convene on Monday, chaired by Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos. Caretaker Finance Minister Giorgos Zannias and deputy Finance Minister Christos Staikouras as well as Development Minister Costis Hatzidakis will be present at the meeting.

    [02] Troika members' arrival in Athens postponed

    AMNA--The arrival on Monday of a EC-ECB-IMF delegation (troika) in Athens has been postponed, given that Prime Minister Antonis Samaras underwent eye surgery and must curtain his schedule. Additionally, Finance Minister-designate Vassilis Rapanos is also hospitalised.

    [03] Two dead, two injured in shooting on Crete

    AMNA--Two persons died and two were injured following a clash late Sunday night in the Profitis Elias village of Iraklio prefecture, Crete island, where a strong police continent arrived early Monday morning to prevent the prospect of "vendetta" retaliations.

    According to early information, a 34-year-old municipal employee went to a local butcher's shop in order to settle his differences with the 52-year-old owner.

    The two men argued, and they started to throw punches, the butcher's 17-year-old son tried to separate them, but the 34-year-old pulled out a 9mm pistol and fired at least five shots, injuring the butcher in the legs, while one bullet wounded the teen boy in the neck and another bullet ricocheted, hitting a 64-year-old customer.amna

    The butcher ran to his car, took out a hunting gun and shot at least twice at the 34-year-old, killing him on the spot. The butcher, who had been shot in the legs earlier by the deceased, immediately turned himself in to police, telling them that he and his teenage son were the victims of an armed assault by the deceased and that he had acted in self-defence, forced to return the fire in order to save his and his son's lives.

    The butcher was taken to Rethymno Hospital, where he is under police guard, while the 64-year-old customer died later in intensive care unit (ICU) of nearby Venizelios Hospital.

    The teenager was reported to be in a non-life-threatening condition in the Venizelio Hospital's neurosurgery unit.amna

    A strong police contingent was dispatched to the village, but also the hospitals, in fear of a vendetta.

    [04] The Monday edition of Athens' dailies

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The postponement of the troika (EC, ECB, IMF) delegation in Athens due to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' eye surgery as well as the crucial decisions for the Finance Ministry following Finance Minister-designate Vassilis Rapanos' illness, mostly dominated the headlines on Monday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "No more taxes, no more salary reductions".

    AVRIANI: "Samaras' tough line in the".

    DIMOKRATIA: "The truth about Antonis' (Samaras) problem".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Medical thriller with political side effects".

    ESTIA: "Last chance for Greece".

    ETHNOS: "Finance Minister-designate Vassilis Rapanos the regulator of developments".

    IMERISSIA: "Finance Ministry's authority in mid-air (due to Rappanos illness)".

    TA NEA: "Greece in the doctor's office, euro in the hands of the EU top leadership".

    [05] Athens Stock Exchange opening: Large drop

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Monday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 2.37 percent, standing at 593.97 points at 11:00 am, and turnover at 3.35 million euros.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 2.20 percent, while the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 1.16 percent.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly downward, with the only gains in Oil and Gas, up 0.13 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Banks, down 3.61 percent; Public Utilities, down 3.45 percent and Telecoms, down 3.33 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 8 were up, 31 were down, and 10 were unchanged.

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