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European clubs excommunicate PAOK

The European Club Association (ECA) announced on Tuesday the provisional suspension of PAOK following the pitch invasion by the Thessaloniki club's owner with a gun in a hip holster.

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Huge pressure on local soccer officials


The Greek soccer federation head is reportedly considering to resign, in the aftermath of the abandoned PAOK vs AEK game and the images of pistol-wielding PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis, while the head of the federation’s appeals committee, who ruled in PAOK’s favor last Saturday, was revealed to have suffered an attack in the street.



Repair work on Parliament dome to continue until fall


Repair work on the leaky glass dome that covers the Greek Parliament building in Athens which began last month is to continue until the autumn. Scores of workers are involved in the project to fix the dome, which also requires the use of a large crane. The construction of the building, which was designed by German architect Friedrich von Gartner, began in 1836 and ended in 1842. It initially served as the Royal Palace for Greece’s King Otto and his queen, Amalia. It has been the seat of the Greek Parliament since 1929. [Eurokinissi]