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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 15-11-27

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Political party leaders' meeting to be held on Saturday noon
  • [02] 64 defendants to stand trial before a criminal appeals court on Friday
  • [03] Digital Museum dedicated to Plato opens in Athens

  • [01] Political party leaders' meeting to be held on Saturday noon

    The political party leaders' meeting chaired by President of Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos will take place on Saturday at 12:00 at the presidential mansion, said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' press office in an annoucement released on Friday.

    Ealrier, the Prime Minister spoke on the phone with the interim leader of New Democracy (ND) Ioannis Plakiotakis in order to inform him on the meeting .

    Communist party (KKE) secretary general Dimitris Koutsoumbas will not participate in the political leaders meeting, according to sources.

    On the other hand, the leader of the Centrists Union Vassilis Leventis has reportedly replied positively to the call.

    On the contrary, PASOK leader Fofi Gennimata has made clear that she totally disagrees with the agenda of the meeting and especially the issue of the social security system and therefore she will not be present.

    [02] 64 defendants to stand trial before a criminal appeals court on Friday

    A total of 64 defendants are to stand trial before a criminal appeals court on Friday on charges of bribery in exchange for a multi-million contract given to Siemens to digitise Greek phone company systems, the so-called "8002 contract."

    The "8002 contract" is considered to be the biggest case of corruption involving large amounts of money over a long period of time. The investigation into the case started in 2006.

    [03] Digital Museum dedicated to Plato opens in Athens

    An entirely different museum, digital and dedicated to Plato, the great philosopher of the antiquity, opened at the archaeological site of Plato's Academy in Athens.

    The museum was inaugurated on Thursday in the presence of Athens mayor Giorgos Kaminis and former Education Minister and president of the network for the reform in Greece and Europe Anna Diamantopoulou.

    The history of Plato and his work dominates the museum's exhibition, which is parted in three sections unveiled in respective halls. Digital applications, video screening, maps and other material constitute the first museum of philosophy in Greece.

    The museum's construction is also a part of the exhibition and its entrance is from the back of the building and works as a time capsule that travels the visitor back to Plato's era. Another important element is its orientation which is directly connected with the archaeological site, the neighbourhood and the present.

    Moreover, the material used for the museum's construction is in total harmony with the surrounding environment.

    The museum was funded by the NSRF and became reality with the support of Onassis Foundation, the Athens University, the Municipality of Athens and the Foundation of the Hellenic World.

    The museum is open daily from 09:00 to 16:00 except of Mondays. The entry is free for all.


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