PM chairs meeting on former Athens airport

Announcements on what the government intends to do with the site of the former Athens airport at Elliniko can be expected even within the month, according to a minister attending a government meeting on the issue held on Friday.

The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister George Papandreou and included Minister of State Haris Pamboukis, Environment Minister Tina Birbili, Education Minister Anna Diamantopoulou, Alternate Environment Minister Nikos Sifounakis, Athens Mayor George Kaminis and Spanish architect Josep Acebillo.

The site was originally destined to become a massive public park but various plans announced over the years that have envisaged partial development in order to raise funds for the rest of the project have failed to materialise.



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