Nine mayors from eastern Attica have sent a letter to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras calling for the extension of Attiki Odos and the Proastiakos urban railway train to Lavrio and Rafina to be sped up and classified as an urgent project.

The letter argues that similar infrastructure projects were sped up in countries such as France and Italy, after negotiations with the European Commission, on the grounds that they will contribute to growth and that Greece should do the same.

Among those that signed the letter were the mayors of Rafina-Pikermi (Vaggelis Bournous), Marathon (Ilias Psinakis) and Koropi (Dimitris Kiousis).