The security measures in Athena and especially in the center of the capital due to its Summit EUMED 9 organized at its Cultural Center Stavros Niarchos Foundation, a fact that has caused traffic “suffocation” in many central and non-central axes of the capital.
Executives from all Services are on foot from early in the morning, while in certain areas gatherings have been banned.
At this time, 15:00, long delays are recorded on Kifissias Avenue, downstream to Kifissia, as well as on Mesogeion Avenue downstream to Athens, from the junction of the avenue with Katehaki. Traffic on the roads is carried out with obstacles on the main roads of the Attica Basin.
Huge traffic jams have been created on Alimou – Katehaki Avenue.
The police will move forward and close the roads in order to achieve the fast and safe passage of the motorcades.
The police announcement for EuroMed 9
The ban on all gatherings on Friday, from 06:00 in the morning until midnight, due to the EuroMed 9 summit, in the center of Athens and around the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, was decided by the police, for reasons of “serious risk to public safety” , according to an announcement issued on Thursday afternoon.
The announcement states that:
By decisions of the management of the Athens Police, it is prohibited to hold any outdoor public gathering, from 06:00 to 24:00 on Friday, September 17, 2021 in the following areas:
A. In the area enclosed by the streets – avenues: L. Amalias and L. Vas. Olgas – L. Vas. Olgas – left L. Vas. Konstantinou – right Spyrou Mercouri – left Michalakopoulou (until its contribution with Hatzigianni Mexi ) – left Hatzigianni Mexi – left Vas. Sofias Avenue – right Sekeri – Solonos – left Lycabettus – America – Kolokotroni – left Parliament – right Admiral Nikodimou – Flessa – left Tripod – Lysikratous.
The above ban is imposed as it poses a serious risk to public safety and contact that faces serious orders of socio-economic life in the area, in view of the Athens meeting at the EuroMed 9 summit and the planned visits, movements and accommodation of officials in our country to participate in it, taking into account the announced gathering for 17/09/2021 at 19:00 in Syntagma Square against the aforementioned conference by various bodies / organizations.
B. In the area enclosed by the streets – avenues: L. Syggrou (at the height of L. Amfitheas & L. Katsoni) – L. Katsoni – Epamineondas – L. Poseidonos (current to Glyfada) – L. Apollonos – Ihous – L. Amphitheas (up to the height of Syggrou Avenue).
The above ban is imposed as it poses a serious risk to public safety and has made it a serious order of socio-economic life in the area, in view of the implementation of the EuroMed 9 summit at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and its official participation in it.
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