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    One of the year's most important cultural events, the exhibition "Le Mont Athos et l' Empire Byzantin, Trésors de la Sainte Montagne" opens on 9 April 2009 at the Petit Palais in Paris and will run until July 5th 2009.
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    A roll-call vote on a bill for introducing absentee voting for eligible Greek voters residing abroad will be held in Parliament on Tuesday, on the first reading (in-principle vote) of the bill, aiming to achieve a two-thirds majority of the 300-member legislature, as required by the Constitution.
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    The sum of 30 thousand dollars was offered to the municipality of Argostoli in Cephalonia by the Greek-American Ainos Association of New York, in order to contribute to the acquisition of two fire trucks for the town needs.
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    A series of events on the occasion of its founding is being organized by the Pancretan Federation of Europe on April 25-26 in the German town of Ludwigshafen.
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    Hundreds of Muslims on Sunday threw rocks at shops owned by Christians and at a police station in Alexandria following the murder of a Muslim by three Christians.




Meimarakis Grand Marshall in NY
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Defence Minister, Vangelis Meimarakis has been selected by the Federation of Hellenic Societies of NY to be Grand Marshall of the Greek Parade on Fifth Avenue as announced by federation president, Dimitris Kalamaras.
Grand Marshalls along with Mr. Meimarakis will be, Illinios State Treasurer, Alexi Giannoulias and singer of Greek descent, Tony Orlando.
Once again this year, The Presidential Guard Evzones will parade on Fifth Avenue           on April 23rd together with the Military Philarmonic Orchestra and a delegation from the Hellenic Parliament.
In addition, according to the Consul General of Cyprus, Andreas Panagiotou, a delegation from Cypriot Parliament headed by the President of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Averof Neofytou will attend the Greek Independence Day parade and parallel events.
On the eve of the parade, honorary distinctions will be awarded to former Illionois State Treasurer, Aris Melissaratos, and Ftaher Charalambos Stefanopoulos while during another event, Gianna Despotopoulou, president of the 2011 Special Olympics Organizing Committee will be the honored person.

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