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Rescue crews will continue through the night their search for the two passengers of a single-engine aircraft that crashed in mountainous area of Kerassia, in the Rodopi prefecture in northern Greece on Friday, the fire brigade said.

The private plane took off from the Alexandroupoli airport at 12.35 for Bucharest with two Ukrainian nationals as passengers. A second small plane, accompanying the first aircraft, also took off from the airport. Shortly after, the second plane informed Sofia’s FIR that it had lost visual contact with the other aircraft. A Greek Super Puma military helicopter took off on a search and rescue mission at about 17.00 and located the wing of the plane in Kerasia.

The head of the regional fire service operations, Leonidas Karangounis, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency that a special unit of EMAK and three fire service vehicles are participating in the operation. He said it is raining heavily in the area where the plane is believed to have crashed and the terrain is steep.

Rescue crews will continue through the night their search for the two passengers of a single-engine aircraft that crashed in mountainous area of Kerassia, in the Rodopi prefecture in northern Greece on Friday, the fire brigade said.

The private plane took off from the Alexandroupoli airport at 12.35 for Bucharest with two Ukrainian nationals as passengers. A second small plane, accompanying the first aircraft, also took off from the airport. Shortly after, the second plane informed Sofia’s FIR that it had lost visual contact with the other aircraft. A Greek Super Puma military helicopter took off on a search and rescue mission at about 17.00 and located the wing of the plane in Kerasia.

The head of the regional fire service operations, Leonidas Karangounis, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency that a special unit of EMAK and three fire service vehicles are participating in the operation. He said it is raining heavily in the area where the plane is believed to have crashed and the terrain is steep.

A large fire is raging since Friday afternoon in the Kassandra peninsula of Halkidiki, burning a pine forest in the area of Mola Kalyva, the fire brigade said.The strong winds helped the flames spread quickly and reach some houses, although no damages ...
A wing from a single-engine aircraft found by the fire brigade in Kerassia, in the Rodopi prefecture in northern Greece, belongs to a missing airplane that took off from the Alexandroupoli airport at 12.35 on Friday for Bucharest, according to Athens-M...

The plenary of Greece’s Council of State rejected on Friday a request by two Syrian refugees not to be returned to Turkey under the EU-Turkey deal, ruling that the neighbouring country is safe for them, in a decision that may affect numerous other similar cases.

Presenting its ruling, the court rejected their plea to nullify the rulings of the asylum committees which had denied their request to be recognized as refugees and granted asylum. It said that Turkey has ratified the Geneva Convention and has agreed on a joint action plan with the European Union to support Syrian nationals who enjoy international protection. At the same time, the CoS noted that these two people, who entered Greece through Turkey, have family and relatives there.

The judges also cited law 4375/2016 which allows Greek authorities to reject an asylum application if a country is deemed a safe third country for the applicant. According to law 4375/2016, a country is deemed safe for a specific refugee when the criteria of that law are cumulatively met. These criteria are examined on a case-by-case basis and for each applicant separately.

The CoS rejected the Syrians’ claim that their lives and freedom are at risk if they are sent back to Turkey, saying that there is no evidence to support it and rejected their claim that the European Convention on Human Rights is being violated.

The finance ministry recalled a permit for paying use of the beach by popular restaurant Nammos on the island of Myconos after the owners built a platform and a ramp for a large outdoor concert held this summer, preventing public access to the sea.The ...

ADEX closing report

The October contract on the FTSE/ASE Large Cap index was trading at a premium of 0.20 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Friday. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 1,860 contracts with 4,460 open positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 64,815 contracts with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (37,297), followed by Alpha Bank (5,212), Piraeus Bank (2,799), Eurobank (14,162), MIG (3,052), OTE (209), PPC (364), OPAP (219), Viohalco (230), Mytilineos (412), Hellenic Petroleum (205), GEK Terna (102), Ellaktor (116) and Cenergy (156).

ADEX closing report

The October contract on the FTSE/ASE Large Cap index was trading at a premium of 0.20 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Friday. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 1,860 contracts with 4,460 open positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 64,815 contracts with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (37,297), followed by Alpha Bank (5,212), Piraeus Bank (2,799), Eurobank (14,162), MIG (3,052), OTE (209), PPC (364), OPAP (219), Viohalco (230), Mytilineos (412), Hellenic Petroleum (205), GEK Terna (102), Ellaktor (116) and Cenergy (156).

Greek stocks continued moving higher in the last trading session of the week in the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday, pushing the general index of the market back above the 770-point level. The index rose 1.04 pct to end at 773.94 points, for a net loss...
Greek stocks continued moving higher in the last trading session of the week in the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday, pushing the general index of the market back above the 770-point level. The index rose 1.04 pct to end at 773.94 points, for a net loss...

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