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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-04-15

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Archibishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos arrives in Mytilene
  • [02] PM Tsipras chairs gov't council on foreign and defence policy
  • [03] Public consultations on international tender for TV channels licences
  • [04] 53,666 identified refugees in Greece on Friday
  • [05] Visitors, revenues in museums and archaeological sites up in 2015

  • [01] Archibishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos arrives in Mytilene

    Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos who arrived on Friday in Mytilene was the first of the three hierarchs that will visit Lesvos on Friday and Saturday in an attempt to support the refugees.

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (Vartholomeos) will arrive on the island late on Friday followed by Pope Francis' arrival on Saturday morning.

    Upon his arrival to Lesvos, Ieronymos wished this initiative to be fruitful. "Our aim is to make the problem international. To point out that it is not only a problem of the Greeks or the Europeans, but of the humankind."

    [02] PM Tsipras chairs gov't council on foreign and defence policy

    The government council on foreign and defence policy (KYSEA) chaired by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will convene on Friday to discuss the latest developments on the refugees crisis, the condition in the Aegean as regards the presence of NATO and the implementation of the EU-Turkey's agreement and the situation at the refugees camp in Idomeni.

    According to government sources, they will discuss Turkish military aircrafts recent of violations of Athens' FIR, particularly a series of violations over the islands of Inousses in the Aegean.

    [03] Public consultations on international tender for TV channels licences

    Greece launched public consultations on Friday on the international open tender for the licensing of TV channels.

    The public consultations will run for a week and then the tender will be published in Greek and English in the government gazette and the EU official journal.

    Four licences will be granted with starting price at 3 million euros.

    [04] 53,666 identified refugees in Greece on Friday

    53,666 identified refugees and migrants were on the Greek territory on Friday including 107 persons that arrived on the Greek islands in the last 24 hours.

    According to the Refugee Crisis Management Coordination Body's figures, 29,269 of the refugees are in northern Greece, 10,397 of them are in Idomeni camp, 14,795 are hosted in the region of Attica (3,770 at Piraeus port), 7,216 on the Greek islands and 2,386 are hosted in different areas in central and southern Greece.

    [05] Visitors, revenues in museums and archaeological sites up in 2015

    Visitors to Greek museums in December 2015 posted a 4.9 percent increase, however, revenues from entrance tickets fell 16.9 pct compared to the same month in 2014, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Friday.

    It also said that in the period January-December 2015, there were 6.1 pct more visitors in museums and revenues rose by 5 pct, compared to the same period in 2014.

    In terms of archaeological sites, ELSTAT said, that the number of visitors increased by 1.7 pct in December 2015 while revenues dropped by 19.1 pct in comparison with December 2014.


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