Funeral of prominent publisher Livanis to take place Monday

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The funeral of prominent publisher Antonis Livanis, who died last week at the age of 94, will take place at Athens’ First Cemetery on Monday, following a service at the capital’s Metropolitan Cathedral.

The founder of the Livanis Publishing Organization, one of the country’s most influential publishers, was a member of the Greek Resistance in World War II and spent more than five years in and out of exile and prison during the 1967-74 junta.

He was also a close confidant and associate of the late socialist prime minister Andreas Papandreou, and one of the key founding members of his PASOK party.