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NATO's Stoltenberg to visit Athens on Thursday

Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg will visit Greece on Thursday to meet with Greek officials, the alliance said in a statement.

Stoltenberg will meet with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and hold a press conference with the latter at 7 p.m.
The NATO top official will previously visit Rome on Wednesday and then Istanbul on Friday.

Mount Hymettus building ban to be extended

Greece's Environment Ministry plans to extend a ban on construction activity on the slopes of Mount Hymettus in Attica through October 2020.
A legislative act is to be signed Tuesday by President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. The ministry is essentially seeking to buy time until the issuing of a presidential decree designed to protect Mount Hymettus, a sensitive ecosystem.

Parl't speaker, deputies convene to discuss judicial appointments

The Parliament speaker and his deputies convened for a second day on Friday in an ongoing bid to appoint the country's new judicial leadership.

The choice of Supreme Court President is to be made from six current vice presidents: Angeliki Aliferopoulou, Giorgos Lekkas, Pinelope Zontanou, Iosif Tsalaganidis, Irini Kalou and Dimitra Kokotini. 

Top court officials short-listed amid political clash

Three top judicial officials - Iosif Tsalaganidis, Pinelopi Zontanou and Angeliki Aliferopoulou - were short-listed on Thursday for the position of Supreme Court president following a session by Parliament's speaker and his deputies. 

The speakers are to convene again on Friday to evaluate candidates for another coveted post: the court's prosecutor. 

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