Greek Parliament Ratifies Contract for Hellenikon Airport with Broad Majority

ATHENS — The contract for dividing up ownership of the real estate property at the former Hellenikon Airport was ratified in the Greek Parliament on Wednesday with a broad majority of 264 votes for and 33 against, in a roll-call vote requested by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE).

The contract was backed by all ruling New Democracy MPs, as well as main opposition SYRIZA and the Movement for Change (KINAL). Votes against were cast by the (KKE), Elliniki Lysi and MeRA25.

Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said the voting of the law ratifying the contract was a decisive step forward in implementing a flagship investment for the country, its society and the economy.



NICOSIA — The European Union has earmarked 657 million euros ($736 million) for the construction of a a 2,000-megawatt undersea electricity cable that will link the power grids of Israel, Cyprus and Greece, Cypriot Energy Minister Natasa Pilides said Thursday.

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