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Privatization of Former Athens Airport will Go Ahead Despite Delays

The privatization of the former Athens airport at seaside Elliniko area will go ahead despite delays, the executive director of Greece's privatization fund told Reuters. The head of the Hellenic Republic Assets Development Fund (HRADF) Lila Tsitsogiannopoulou spoke to Reuters...

Syriza Undermines Greece's Biggest Development Project (video)

Syriza lawmakers continue to block the biggest development project at former Athens airport at Ellinikon, which would open 10,000 jobs immediately and 40,000 in the long run while 7 billion euros would be invested. This is further proof that...

Refugees Block Migration Min Mouzalas From Entering Elliniko Hotspot

Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas was confronted on Monday by protesting migrants during his visit to the Elliniko Refugee Center, South of Athens. The migrants, protesting against the poor conditions at the reception center, blockaded the entrance of the site...

Government Approves Casino Permit for Elliniko Park

As soon as the details are finalized for the privatization of the former Elliniko international airport site, Greeks can expect to see construction commence. According to sources, the government has announced the approval of a casino permit, which is...

Parliament's Draft Budget Postpones Privatization Revenues Until 2017

Parliament tabled a draft budget for the major privatization projects on Monday, reasoning that the state will not be able to see substantial revenues into coffers until 2017 when they are completed. Privatization revenues from projects such as the regional...

Donald Trump and His Two Fruitless Attempts to Invest in Greece

U.S. President elect Donald Trump had tried twice to invest in the property of former Athens airport at Ellinikon, but both his efforts proved to be fruitless. The first time Trump openly expressed interest in investing in the prime seaside...

Bill for Elliniko Deal Expected to be Voted on in Parliament by Month's End

After 22 months following an agreement between the consortium of Lamda Development and the Greek state was signed, the concession contract for the former Elliniko airport is set to go through ratification in Parliament, ekathimerini.com reports. The bill, which notes...

Greek Culture Ministry Seeks to Declare Elliniko as Archaeological Site

The Greek Culture Ministry is planning on declaring the old Athens Airport (Elliniko) as an archaeological site, as well as the area surrounding it. This would complicate plans to develop the area, only two months after the Hellenic Republic...

Elliniko: An Important Project for the Greek Economy and Environment

The Elliniko project is the largest urban renewal project to have ever taken place in Greece. It is expected to bring forth a great change that will benefit the locals for many generations to come. Furthermore, it will directly...

Renowned Architect Norman Foster to Design the Elliniko Project

Renowned architect Norman Foster and his firm, Foster + Partners, will design the ambitious project of the former Athens airport area in Elliniko, on behalf of Lamda Development. The former Athens airport site on the so-called Athens Riviera was transferred...