Friday December 19, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
17o C
10o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Mayor to be probed over fairground death

The mayor of Argyroupoli-Elliniko, where a 13-year-old boy lost his life at a fairground, has been asked to explain the municipality’s actions as part of an administrative investigation into the incident that is separate from the judicial probe that has led to four people being charged with felonies.

Mayor Christos Kortzidis has been given 10 days to give a written explanation of the municipality’s dealings with the company that rented the area where the fairground was located. Kortzidis insists that although the firm paid to rent the space, it never applied for a permit to operate a fairground there. It is not clear how municipal officials failed to spot that rides had been illegally set up at the site, which is next to a busy road.

The boy was killed when a strong gust of wind blew away a helium-filled water roller he was in.

The government’s general secretary for decentralized administration, Manolis Angelakas, has asked Kortzidis to explain why the municipality agreed to rent the space without asking the company to explain what it was going to use it for, why the fairground was allowed to operate without a license and why the company was allowed to continue using the site even though its rental agreement expired in February.

The four people charged so far in connection to the boy’s death, the owner of the company, the man who rented the equipment and two employees, were granted conditional release on Friday.

ekathimerini.com , Friday May 2, 2014 (21:30)  
Tsipras admits there could be hard days ahead
Public medical centers keeping up despite shortages
Scientists to announce Amphipolis skeleton findings next month
PM to take legal action over allegations of bribery in presidential vote
Workers rush to get early retirement
Nine out of 10 workers who retired in the last four months who had belonged to the former special funds of banks and state corporations that have now been incorporated in the Social Security...
Piraeus Containter Terminal goes from strength to strength
Piraeus Container Terminal, the local subsidiary of Chinese giant Cosco Pacific, is expected to handle a total of over 3 million containers in the January-December period of this year. The J...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Abidal cuts short playing career at Olympiakos
Former France and Barcelona defender Eric Abidal announced his retirement from football on Friday, a day before his last match. Abidal said he will finish after playing for Olympiakos agains...
SOCCER
PAOK loss at Giannina brings Olympiakos to within a point
The bad losses that PAOK and Panathinaikos suffered on the road on Thursday allowed Olympiakos to gain significant ground on the table and come to within one point from the top after the mid...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
New weapons of diplomacy
Hollywood screenwriters couldn’t make it up: That Sony, one of the world’s biggest film producers, would be forced to pull a comedy about the assassination of North Korea’s dictator after a ...
EDITORIAL
Oblivious to change
The world around us is undergoing many important changes while we sit around stewing in our own juices. US President Barack Obama is actually talking with Cuba’s Raul Castro, for example, bu...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Tsipras admits there could be hard days ahead
2. Public medical centers keeping up despite shortages
3. Workers rush to get early retirement
4. Piraeus Containter Terminal goes from strength to strength
5. Moscovici: Creditor inspections to become less frequent and ‘lighter’
6. Property capital gains tax halt
more news
Today
This Week
1. Ship with 200 migrants off Pylos towed to Italy after passengers refuse to stop in Greece
2. Independent Greeks MP Haikalis claims attempted bribery for presidential vote
3. Greek PM Samaras confronts peril putting his Greek transformation to vote
4. Independent Greeks leader backs MP's bribery claims, threatens to release video [Update]
5. Gov't spokeswoman says bribery claims 'badly-played charade,' heralds legal action if evidence not produced
6. Former premier Mitsotakis to meet President Papoulias to discuss political upheaval
Today
This Week
1. Juncker warns Greeks against voting 'extreme forces' into power
2. Romanos and the dilemma
3. Samaras summons bond vigilantes with euro exit talk
4. A friendly yet firm message from Pierre Moscovici
5. Europe's drama in Greece needs final act to avoid tragedy
6. High stakes
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.