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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-07-19

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  • [01] Economy in the spotlight
  • [02] Burned areas designated for immediate reforestation
  • [03] Caratheodory‚s original correspondence on display in museum dedicated to his work
  • [04] Decline at ASE opening
  • [05] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Economy in the spotlight

    The Greek economy will be in the spotlight in the coming days, as a team of experts of the European Commission, European Central Bank (ECB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) "troika" are due in Athens later in the month for the first full review of the country's economic stability program.

    In an interview with the UK newspaper Guardian, prime minister George Papandreou said that Greece is on a normalised path, while an IMF interim report issued on Friday said that the Greek stability program is broadly on track, with the Greek authorities having made considerable progress in putting the public finances on a sustainable path and having implemented major reforms ahead of schedule.

    [02] Burned areas designated for immediate reforestation

    The areas in northeastern Attica that were destroyed by fire over the weekend have been designated for immediate reforestation, according to an environment ministry announcement.

    A devastating forest fire in the Kalamos-Varnava-Kapandriti triangle that broke out at noon on Saturday and spread quickly, fanned by high winds, was finally contained on Sunday after burning an estimated 8,000 stremma (4000 acres) of pine forest.

    [03] Caratheodory‚s original correspondence on display in museum dedicated to his work

    The correspondence exchanged between world-renowned Greek mathematician Constantin Caratheodory and other two leading 20th century mathematicians, Christos Papakyriakopoulos ("Papa") and Dimitris Kappos, also Greeks, are on display in the Caratheodory Museum in Komotini, northeastern Greece.

    The hand-written letters, dated back to 1937-1943, were acquired in an auction that took place in Athens in June 2010.

    The 10 original manuscripts are in Greek except from one written in German and refer to scientific views on treatises which are also on display in the museum.

    Constantin Caratheodory (1873-1950) made significant contributions to the theory of functions of a real variable, the calculus of variations, and measure theory. His work also includes important results in conformal representations and in the theory of boundary correspondence. In 1909, Caratheodory pioneered the Axiomatic Formulation of Thermodynamics along a purely geometrical approach.

    The contents of letters exchanged between Caratheodory and Einstein suggest that the work of Caratheodory helped shape some of Albert Einstein's theories.

    [04] Decline at ASE opening

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Monday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 0.38 percent, standing at 1,607.03 points at 11:15 am, and turnover at 14.650 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were mixed, with the biggest gains in IT, up 1.94 percent; and Insurance, up 1.50 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Construction, down 1.53 percent; and Telecoms, down 1.39 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.08 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 0.19 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.66 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 40 were up, 37 were down, and 23 were unchanged.

    [05] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The devastating fires in NE Attica and the social security reforms were the main front-page items in Athens' dailies on Monday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Blazing hell in Athens - Arsonists and high winds the perpetrators".

    APOGEVMATINI: "'Window' for new reduction of pensions - IMF interim report on Greece contains many 'gray points'."

    AVRIANI: "Sweeping changes in government and PASOK (ruling party)".

    CHORA: "42 areas in the Aegean for lease - Public opinion speechlessly watching the government's moves".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "Turkish Greek continental shelf".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Turks unobstructed exploring for oil in the Aegean - Erdogan's (Turkish prime minister) 'brother', prime minister George Papandreou, nowhere to be found".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Czar's (finance minister Papaconstantinou) political favors to 'friends' - Papaconstantinou appointed 'super-directors' via the...back door of 'opengov'."

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Black list with 8,200 yachts - SDOE (financial crimes squad) raid in marinas in battle against tax evasion".

    ESTIA: "They're undermining their own policy - The big problem with those governing the country".

    ETHNOS: "The changes in all the social security funds - The pensions and new retirement ages in the private sector".

    IMERISSIA: "Countdown for the banking sector deals".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Quarterly crash tests for the Greek banks".

    TA NEA: "How the cuts in pensions will be made".

    VRADYNI: "Nero‚s or brainless fools? The indifference of the State, local administrations and citizens burned northeastern Attica".

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