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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-07-03

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

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  • [01] Bulgarian President Plevneliev on 2-day official visit
  • [02] Arrests of foreign nat'ls attempting to fly to EU destinations with forged docs
  • [03] Stocks continue moving higher

  • [01] Bulgarian President Plevneliev on 2-day official visit

    AMNA / Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev will be paying an official two-day visit to Greece as of Wednesday, at the invitation of President Karolos Papoulias.

    The Bulgarian president will be received officially at Herod Atticus by Papoulias and members of the government at 10:30 on Wednesday morning and immediately afterwards the two leaders will be holding a meeting at the Presidential Mansion and will be making statements to the press (11:45) at the end of their talks.

    Plevneliev will meet Parliament President Evangelos Meimarakis at noon.

    Afterwards the Bulgarian president will be given a guided tour of the Acropolis Museum and visit the Athens Town Hall in the afternoon.

    On Thursday morning the Bulgarian president will visit Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos and then he will be departing for Thessaloniki where he will meet the city's mayor Yiannis Boutaris and businessmen of northern Greece, while he will be proclaimed an honourary lecturer of the Macedonia University before leaving for Sofia on Thursday evening.amna

    [02] Arrests of foreign nat'ls attempting to fly to EU destinations with forged docs

    AMNA / Four arrests of foreign nationals took place at the airport of Araxos, in SW Greece, on Tuesday after they attempted to board planes to Italy and Belgium, respectively, with forged and altered travel documents.

    According to police, a 59-year-old Tunisian, a 24-year-old Moroccan and a 21-year-old Pakistani were arrested during a preliminary passport check. The Moroccan was found in the possession of a forged Italian travel document, while the other two attempted to travel with genuine documents issued by French and Pakistani authorities, respectively, which however belonged to other individuals.

    Shortly afterwards, a 26-year-old Nigerian was arrested when a check revealed that a French visa attached to his passport was forged.amna

    [03] Stocks continue moving higher

    AMNA / Stocks continued moving higher at the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, supported by buying interest for blue chip stocks. The composite index of the market rose 0.75 pct to end at 620.07 points, after falling as much as 1.29 pct during the session. Turnover shrank further to 22.111 million euros.

    The Big Cap index eased 0.07 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 0.71 pct lower. The Food (4.97 pct), Utilities (3.82 pct) and Commerce (1.94 pct) sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Travel (2.74 pct), Financial Services (2.73 pct) and Banks (2.19 pct) suffered losses.amna

    PPC (6.40 pct), Coca Cola 3E (4.96 pct), Metka (2.72 pct) and Folli Follie (1.96 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while MIG (4.37 pct), Eurobank (4.17 pct), Piraeus Bank (3.97pct) and OPAP (3.65 pct) were top losers.

    Broadly, advancers led decliners by 63 to 51 with another 19 issues unchanged.www.amna.gr


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