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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-03-16

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Angelina Jolie visits refugees at Piraeus port
  • [02] Decision on Mouzalas' issue will be taken after EU summit, say gov't sources
  • [03] Visitors, revenues in museums and archaeological sites up in Jan-Nov 2015
  • [04] Less refugees stranded on Lesvos, Chios, Samos
  • [05] Angelina Jolie visits refugees at Piraeus port

  • [01] Angelina Jolie visits refugees at Piraeus port

    American actress Angelina Jolie, who acts as UNHCR's Goodwill Ambassador, arrived in Athens earlier on Wednesday.

    Jolie is currently visiting refugees hosted at Piraeus port and is planning to visit other areas in Athens where refugees are hosted.

    The American actress arrived at Athens International Airport at the VIP area with a charter flight at 10:15 on Wednesday.

    [02] Decision on Mouzalas' issue will be taken after EU summit, say gov't sources

    The decision on Alternate Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas' issue will be taken after the EU summit, government sources said on Wednesday.

    Mouzalas earlier in day apologised for referring to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) as "Macedonia" in an interview with Skai TV.

    Defence Minister and Independent Greeks leader Panos Kammenos insists on his resignation.

    [03] Visitors, revenues in museums and archaeological sites up in Jan-Nov 2015

    Visitors to Greek museums in November 2015 increased by 4.9 percent, however, revenues from entrance tickets fell 11.9 pct compared to the same monthin 2014, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Wednesday.

    It also said that in the period January-November 2015, there were 6.1 pct more visitors in museums and revenues rose by 5.7 pct, compared to the same period in 2014.

    In terms of archaeological sites, ELSTAT said, that the number of visitors fell by 0.4 pct in November 2015 while revenues dropped by 6.6 pct in comparison with November 2014.

    In the period January-November 2015, the number of visitors in archaeological sites rose by 3.7 pct and revenues increased by 2.6pct.

    [04] Less refugees stranded on Lesvos, Chios, Samos

    The number of refugees and migrants stranded on the islands of north-eastern Aegean has been reduced as a result of lower refugees flows.

    A total of 7,970 persons were on Lesvos, Chios and Samos on Wednesday compared to 8,607 on Tuesday and 9,259 on Monday, according to the police.

    [05] Angelina Jolie visits refugees at Piraeus port

    American actress Angelina Jolie, who acts as UNHCR's Goodwill Ambassador, arrived in Athens earlier on Wednesday.

    Jolie is currently visiting refugees hosted at Piraeus port and is planning to visit other areas in Athens where refugees are hosted.

    The American actress arrived at Athens International Airport at the VIP area with a charter flight at 10:15 on Wednesday.


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