Public sphere

PPP tender for ultrafast broadband

The Digital Policy Ministry announced a tender for the implementation of a project for ultrafast broadband infrastructure on Wednesday. The development of the UFBB network will be implemented through a public-private partnership (PPP) and its budget amounts to 700 million euros, plus value-added tax.

Plan to save PPC by selling a stake in its distribution network

The government and troubled Public Power Corporation are working on a plan for the privatization of the distribution network.

That is the most important asset of PPC after the Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE), as it has guaranteed and regulated revenues that will definitely attract investors and is expected to be sold quickly, unlike the coal-fired plants.

Candidate Athens mayor speaks against high-rises around Acropolis Hill

Costas Bakoyannis, who is running for Athens mayor in the upcoming municipal elections, spoke against the construction of high-rise buildings around the Acropolis Hill on Wednesday, adding his voice to that of local residents who have opened a relevant petition on the Avaaz platform.

Protests mount over tall buildings around Acropolis

Local residents protesting the construction of 10-story buildings around the Acropolis hill in Athens have so far collected more than 4,100 signatures on the Avaaz petition platform.

The Hellenic Society of Environment and Culture said it is "unacceptable" that tall buildings be allowed to spoil the view of the Acropolis.

Greece offers condolences over North Macedonia bus crash

Greece's foreign ministry expressed its condolences over the deadly bus crash in North Macedonia on Wednesday night that killed 14 people and injured dozens more.

"Deeply saddened by tragic road accident on the Skopje-Tetovo highway. Our thoughts go out to the victims' families and loved ones," the ministry said in a tweet.

Man arrested for posing as policeman

Security police on Friday arrested a man in northern Athens for whom they had information that he was impersonating a police officer.

Officers who searched the suspect's house in Neo Psyhico discovered a police hat, a leather wallet with a police badge inside and photos of the suspect dressed in police uniform.