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Pyatt voices US support for EastMed


US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt told the Athens Energy Dialogues 2020 event on Thursday that his country warmly supports Greece’s cooperation with Cyprus and Israel on the EastMed natural gas pipeline that forms part of the US strategy in the region.

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ATHEX: Stocks end seven-day rising streak

Many investors opted to sit out Thursday’s trading session at Athinon Avenue ahead of Friday night’s verdict by Fitch on Greece’s rating and outlook, with sellers putting an end to the benchmark’s seven-session rising streak.



Landmark fountain to return to Omonia Square


Renovation works on Omonia Square in central Athens are entering the final straight, with plans to reinstall a fountain removed from the square in the early 1990s. New hotels are slated to open on Pireos and Stadiou streets, while the historic Bageion and Alexandros hotels are to reopen. The four-story Bageion Hotel, on the corner of Athinas Street, was constructed between 1890 and 1894 based on plans by the architect Ernst Ziller. The Bageion and the Alexandros hotels are listed buildings and landmarks of the capital’s 19th century urban architecture. [Nikos Kokkalias]