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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-09-23

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  • [01] 'Omnibus for Direct Democracy' in Greece
  • [02] Stocks reach 12-month high

  • [01] 'Omnibus for Direct Democracy' in Greece

    The notions of democracy and direct dialogue will be the "passengers" of the "Omnibus for Direct Democracy", a German initiative traveling through the SE Europe, in cooperation with local Goethe Institutes. In its 10-week journey the bus will visit 20 cities and cover a distance of 8,000 km, initiating debates on social and cultural issues.

    In Greece, the bus will visit Thessaloniki (Sept.24-26 and Oct. 15-18), the archaeological site of Delphi (Sept. 27-28), Athens (Sept. 29-Oct.10), Leptokaria (Oct. 10-11) and Alexandroupolis Oct. 20).

    The "Omnibus for Direct Democracy" is a citizens' initiative established 22 years ago based on an idea by artist Joseph Beuys and is dedicated to the introduction of popular referendums on all levels of government focusing of the future collaboration of the people as regards freedom and self-determination.

    The double-decker bus visits roughly 100 German cities annually, organising public debates on issues such as referendums, the education system, ecology, Europe and the economic system.

    [02] Stocks reach 12-month high

    Stocks continued moving higher at the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday, pushing the composite index of the market to new 12-month highs. The index ended 1.81 pct up at 2,611.52 points with turnover an improved 343.3 million euros of which 42.8 million were block trades.

    Most sectors moved upwards, with the Banks (3.36 pct), Industrial Products (2.07 pct) and Media (1.94 pct) scoring the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Health (2.57 pct), Food/Beverage (1.47 pct) and Financial Services (0.32 pct) suffered losses.

    The FTSE 20 index rose 2.22 pct, the FTSE 40 index ended 1.25 pct higher and the FTSE 80 index rose 0.97 pct. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 119 to 81 with another 58 issues unchanged.

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