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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-04-22

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  • [01] PM meets with Cyprus EDEK leader
  • [02] Alarming decline in 'Critically Endangered' Monachus monachus seal population
  • [03] ASE opening: Small decline

  • [01] PM meets with Cyprus EDEK leader

    Ana-mpaPrime minister George Papandreou met on Thursday with visiting president of the Cyprus socialist party EDEK Yannakis Omirou.

    Speaking to reporters afterwards, Omirou spoke of a new status quo following the victory of Dervis Eroglu in the recent illegal elections in the Turkish-occupied north of Cyprus.

    Despite the fact that policy is determined by Ankara, there is no doublt that Eroglu will submit to the negotiations table his toughest and most intransigent positions, namely for two separate states in a loose partnership, in the UN-brokered Cyprus unification talks, Omirou said.

    "We need to be prepared to follow such a strategy that, in the event of an impasse in and collapse of the process, the blame will be placed exclusively on the Turkish side," Omirou stressed.

    [02] Alarming decline in 'Critically Endangered' Monachus monachus seal population

    Five dead Mediterranean Monk Seals (Monachus monachus) have washed ashore on the coasts of Ermioni, Alonissos, Kos, Samos and Andros since the beginning of the year increasing concerns for the survival of the species, according to the "Archipelago" Institute of Marine Conservation.

    Ana-MpaThe monachus monachus population, one of the most endangered species of mammals in the world, is on the decline as a result of human intervention, mainly illegal fishing with the use of dynamite, and sea pollution, an institute representative told ANA-MPA.

    In the past five years, the number of marine mammals and sea turtles killed in the Aegean is on the rise leaving no room for optimistic forecasts as regards their fate in the region.

    The Monachus monachus monk seal, whose scattered global population numbers approximately 450 members, over half of them living in Greek seas, with the largest concentration centred around the Sporades island of Alonissos in the central Aegean, is now listed as a Critically Endangered species.

    [03] ASE opening: Small decline

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Thursday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE),with the basic share price index down 0.38 percent, standing at 1,929.14 points at 11:30 am, and turnover at 31.521 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly downward, with the biggest gains in Public Utilities, up 1.83 percent; and Construction, up 0.89 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Financial Services, down 2.19 percent; and Health, down 1.67 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 0.38 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 0.51 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 0.31 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 35 were up, 55 were down, and 20 were unchanged.

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