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Parthenon illuminated in full splendor

Greek President Katerina Sakellariou and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis presided over the unveiling of a new lighting system designed by Eleftheria Deko to illuminate the Parthenon on Wednesday night.

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Athens-Sounio route affected by roadworks

Attica regional authorities announced the suspension of traffic on the Sounio-bound carriageway of the Athens-Sounio highway from 8 p.m. on Wednesday for 15 days to allow for repairs to be carried out to damage in the Loumbarda tunnel near Varkiza. 

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New coronavirus cases back under 400; deaths at three

After an alarming spike of 416 on Tuesday, new coronavirus cases dropped below the 400 mark on Wednesday, with the Organization for Public Health (EODY) reporting 354 confirmed infections. Deaths also dropped on Wednesday, coming to three as opposed to five the day before.

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Bombing proclamation found on hard drive from terror suspect’s apartment

Forensic experts investigating electronic and other evidence seized last week from the central Athens apartment of a 42-year-old terror suspect have allegedly found a file containing a proclamation by the Popular Fighters Group (OLA) urban guerrilla group, claiming responsibility for the 2015 bombing of the downtown headquarters of the Federation of Greek Industries (SEV).

 

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ATHEX: Bourse index sheds 1.53% in September

The Greek bourse benchmark ended September with a monthly drop of 1.53%, although the latter half of Wednesday’s session at Athinon Avenue saw the reversal of earlier losses, containing the decline recorded since the start of the month.

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BoG submits bad-bank plan

EVGENIA TZORTZI

Greek banks are expected to transfer bad loans of 40-45 billion euros to an asset management company (AMC), according to the formal proposal to be submitted to the government on Wednesday by the Bank of Greece. This will then be tabled for approval by the European monitoring authorities and then the banks themselves.

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Allies and fantasies

ELIAS MAGLINIS

Some Greeks have this persisting fantasy that Orthodox Russia will always be on Greece’s side. It is a very convenient fantasy that is exclusively based on the two countries’ shared religious tradition. It is, of course, a fallacy. 

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One cannot expect Greece’s leftist opposition to act with self-restraint. It was to be expected that SYRIZA would incite school sit-ins by pupils, adding to the trouble of an already difficult academic year. 

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Benaki eyes expansion, trust fund

MARO VASILIADOU

The Benaki Museum is seeking to establish a permanent presence in Australia and the United States, while also creating a trust fund and building on the progress of recent years to increase revenues, the respected organization’s chief executive officer told Kathimerini in an interview, describing its five-year sustainability plan.

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Parthenon illuminated in full splendor

Greek President Katerina Sakellariou and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis presided over the unveiling of a new lighting system designed by Eleftheria Deko to illuminate the Parthenon on Wednesday night.

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