Opposition slams Culture Ministry over Elliniko development

6 August 2016
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Opposition parties have reacted with anger and surprise after it was revealed, by a report in Kathimerini, that the Culture Ministry want to declare the site of the former Athens airport at Elliniko an archaeological site, thereby casting doubt on whether the deal to develop the large area will go ahead.

To Potami leader Stavros Theodorakis lashed out at the government, accusing some ministers and parts of SYRIZA of “conspiring” to delay the privatization project.

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED) and Lamda Development signed a memorandum of understanding two months ago for the development of the seafront site in southern Athens.

“If they had the guts, they should have come out and said clearly that they were against the privatization but they probably did not want to risk losing their ministerial positions in midsummer,” he added.

“Was it necessary to start a discussion as to whether Elliniko is an archaeological site after the investment had been agreed?” asked the head of the Union of Centrists, Vassilis Leventis. “Sadly, nobody is going to take us seriously.”

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