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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-06-10

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  • [01] SBBE chief abducted
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] SBBE chief abducted

    Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (SBBE) president George Mylonas was abducted by unidentified gunmen shortly before midnight on Monday in Thessaloniki, as he was returning to his home in the Panorama residential district.

    According to initial information, the gunmen immoblised his car -- which was driven by Mylonas himself and with his wife as a passenger -- a short distance from his home. The perpetrators entered the car and forced the industrialist to head eastwards, and a few kilometers later, in the Thermi area, they abandoned the car and the woman, and disappeared, taking Mylonas with them.

    Mylonas' wife immediately alerted authorities of the abduction.

    Police who rushed to the scene found Mylonas' cell phone and watch on the back seat of the abandoned car.

    Mylonas, 49, is the owner, president and CEO of the listed Alumil aluminum constructions industry and the Aloumil Group of companies, with major investments in Greece and abroad.

    Investigations throughout the night did not turn up any leads as to the identity of the abductors or their whereabouts.

    Blockades were being set up at borders to avert the abductors from taking Mylonas out of the country, and also along the borders with the neighboring prefectures.

    The Serres-born Mylonas is also a member of the board of directors of the Federation of Greek Industries (SEB) and the Hellenic Aluminium Association, and vice-president of the board of the Association of Aluminum Processing Industries.

    Further, Mylonas is vice-president of the Greece-China Business Council, and a member of the Greece-Serbia Business Council.

    Mylonas and Alumil have received several awards and distinctions in recent years for their business activities.

    Caption: Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (SBBE) president George Mylonas. (ANA-MPA/Megapress)

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The immediate measures to be taken by the State for the relief of the earthquake-stricken, fears of a prospective strong aftershock following Sunday's devastating 6.5 Richter quake in the northwestern Peloponese, and the ten-year high posted by the inflation rate were the main front-page items in the Athens dailies on Tuesday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Bold measures for the earthquake-stricken decided by the government - 202 homes collapsed, 916 suffered damages, and 17 schools deemed unfit".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Free homes to the earthquake-stricken - The Greek state, at its own expense, will build the structures that collapsed or will be demolished after being deemed unfit for habitation".

    AVGHI: "Critical post-quake week - Calm is required of the citizens, preparedness on the part of the state services".

    AVRIANI: "Free homes to the earthquake-stricken - Immediate measures decided by government - 3,000 euros emergency benefit, and 10,000 euros for household appliances/furnishings".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "The local residents fear the post-quake activity, and are convinced that the...underhanded killer has not left".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Earthquake-mongering and impasses - The prediction of seismic phenomena divides the experts and worries the citizens".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Abduction-thriller: Three gunmen grabbed Federation of Northern Greece Industries (SBBE) president (George Mylonas) late Monday night in Thessaloniki",

    ESTIA: "Dangerous leap in inflation - A breath away from 5 percent", adding that inflation in May jumped to 4.9 percent, against the eurozone average of just 3.6 percent.

    ETHNOS: "Mysterious abduction of Mylonas".

    KATHIMERINI: "Inflation and cost of living out of control - Public opinion deeply displeased".

    LOGOS: "Emergency assistance to the earthquake-stricken - Karamanlis: The State is at their side".

    NIKI: "4.9 Richter earthquake in the economy - Record inflation causes leap in cost of living".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Seismic protection measures must be taken immediately - 6.5R earthquake in western Peloponese was devastating".

    TA NEA: "Rumor-Richter aggravate the agony, as alert remains for the aftershocks".

    TO VIMA: "The measures, the predictions and the fears - The 'parade of the experts' over the rubble".

    VRADYNI: "5 immediate measures to heal the wounds - The decisions taken at broad meeting of ministers, chaired by Karamanlis".

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