Coalition seeks to quash concerns about complications with Hellenikon development

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Reports that the Culture Ministry has launched a bid to categorise almost the entire area of the former Athens airport, known as Hellenikon, as an archaeological site, a move that could jeopardise the bid to redevelop the largely abandoned space, appear to have highlighted SYRIZA’s unpredictably, although the government insists that the impact of the move has been exaggerated.

Kathimerini newspaper reported on Saturday that the Culture Ministry had written to a number of other government departments expressing its plans and asking for their comments. The move comes as a major surprise since Greece’s privatisation agency, the ...

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