Athens

Fresh complaint filed against building blocking Acropolis view

Six residents of Athens's downtown Makriyianni district on Wednesday filed a fresh complaint with the Council of State, seeking the abolition of a law allowing dense construction in the area at the foot of the Acropolis and of a building license for a 10-story hotel that threatens to block its much-coveted Parthenon views.

Unknown individuals target construction company HQs in Halandri

Unknown individuals targeted early Wednesday the headquarters of a construction company in the northern Athens suburb of Halandri.
Police said the vandals splashed red paint on the building and scattered fliers before fleeing.
There was no information about the purpose of the protest. No arrests were made.

Greek land register crawling along

New land registry offices in the inner Athens suburb of Galatsi have boosted a slow-moving process to establish a Greek cadastre but still only a fraction of properties have been declared.
According to the latest official data, just 7 percent of all property rights have been declared so far - some 700,000 declarations - with 13 percent of all declarations submitted online.

Mother, child plunge to death from Athens balcony

A mother and her child plunged to their deaths from the fifth story of an apartment building in Neos Cosmos in Athens Tuesday.
According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA), police were called to the scene by neighbors who said the mother first threw her child over the balcony before she jumped.
The identity of the woman and child were not immediately known.

Elliniko a 'symbol of SYRIZA's failure in development,' says ND chief

The sputtering privatization of a prime piece of real estate that used to be home to Athens's international airport on the southern coast of the Greek capital is a "symbol of SYRIZA's failure in development," New Democracy opposition chief Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during a visit to the site on Tuesday.

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