Greece Buys Highway To Nowhere

ATHENS – The Greek government has approved payment of another 19.8 million euros to the company that built the new 77-kilometer Maliakos Gulf section of the Athens-Thessaloniki highway even though it hasn’t opened.

Kathimerini said the payment to the Aktor-Terna consortium is for various works on the sections between Raches and Stylida, which was completed in September but has not yet been opened to the public.

The government says the delay is because the concessionary company, Kentriki Odos, had to construct toll booths. The firm denies this.