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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 15-12-23

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

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  • [01] PM Tsipras to ministers: Delays can't be excused
  • [02] Macedonian-era tomb discovered during public works in Pella

  • [01] PM Tsipras to ministers: Delays can't be excused

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras asks for the acceleration of the government's work, speaking on Wednesday to the Cabinet meeting, the last for 2015, and noted that "delays can't be excused".

    He announced 11 government's actions that will be implemented in the next period namely draft laws on the social security, the creation of a development bank, a new primary healthcare system within the National Health System, the development of the social economy and the tabling of a draft law on research, the modernisation of the public works system and the public contracts as well as a draft law against tobacco and fuel smuggling.

    The prime minister also announced rapid developments in the crucial issue of tax evasion and revealed that the government's general secretary had a meeting abroad last week with Herve Falciani from who he received a list with thousands of international transactions which he handed over to the prosecutor

    [02] Macedonian-era tomb discovered during public works in Pella

    A Macedonian era tomb was discovered within the modern settlement of Pella during sewage network constructions.

    According to a Culture Ministry announcement 'the interest in the new Macedonian tomb lays in its architecture. The tomb was robbed in the antiquity and dates back to the first half of the 3rd century BC. Its barrel-vaulted roof has been destroyed however, the roof of the side halls are in excellent condition. The entrance of the ante-chamber closed with a wooden 2.78 metres high and 1.30m wide door.

    The new discovery along with 18 box-shaped and roof-tiled tombs of the east cemetery of Pella, the capital of the Macedonian kingdom, that were unearthed during the public works have been examined by Pella Ephorate from October 2014 until December 2015 .


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