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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 15-05-29

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Negotiations for Greek agreement have taken 'sudden, positive turn'
  • [02] Four arrested for attempting to illegally sell priceless Minoan-era statuette

  • [01] Negotiations for Greek agreement have taken 'sudden, positive turn'

    ANA/MPA---There has been a sudden, positive change in the Brussels Group, during the final stretch in efforts to achieve an agreement between the Greek government and its partners, a source in Brussels reported on Friday.

    According to the source, there were only "very few elements left" on which a substantive solution had yet to be found, so that an agreement can be reached. These had to do with taxation on property and the size of VAT rates, the source added.

    Based on information given to the Spanish newspaper "El Mundo," German Chancellor Angela Merkel intervened on Friday so that progress would be made and the sides arrive at an agreement.

    [02] Four arrested for attempting to illegally sell priceless Minoan-era statuette

    ANA/MPA---Greek authorities on Friday announced the arrest of four people in Iraklio, Crete on charges of attempting to sell a priceless 3,500-year-old statuette of a young man, dated to the mid-Minoan era for the princely sum of one million euros.

    The 30cm-high bronze statuette is of a young man in worship, his hands folded across his chest, making it a unique find of its type throughout the island of Crete. The figure has long hair, a gold-plated belt and remains of gold leaf on its calves and left knee. At the base is a peg indicating that it was probably set on a pedestal in an area of worship. Archaeologists at the Lasithi Antiquities Ephorate have dated the statuette to the 16-15 century B.C.

    The case was cracked as a result of a coordinated Hellenic Police (ELAS) operation that culminated in the arrests of four men, two aged 35 and two aged 41 years old. Police initially stopped one of the 35-year-olds driving a car, in which they found an ancient bronze artifact. The other three men were following behind in two private trucks and also arrested.

    The police inquiry revealed that the suspects had illegal possession of the statuette and that two of them had shown this to unknown prospective buyers, while the other two were acting as lookouts along the route.

    The statuette was handed over the antiquities ephorate and the car confiscated as evidence, while police are continuing the inquiry. The four suspects were led to the Lasithi misdemeanors' court prosecutor.


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