2019

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Events

January

February

March

  • March 1: Rating agency Moody’s upgrades Greece’s sovereign credit rating by two notches from “B3” to “B1” with a stable outlook.

April

  • April 14: The dead body of a woman is discovered by two tourists in a mine shaft at Mitsero, Cyprus.
  • April 15: The dead woman is identified as Mary Rose Tiburcio, of the Philippines, who had been missing for eleven months.
  • April 18: Police arrest two officers of the Cyprus National Guard, aged 30 and 35, in connection with the murder of Mary Rose Tiburcio.
  • April 20: A second decomposed body of a woman is found at the Mitsero mine shaft. The 30-year old suspect is released.
  • April 21: The 35-year old Cyprus National Guard officer, arrested in connection with the Mitsero murders, is identified as Nicos Metaxas.
  • April 21: PAOK ends their 34-year wait for a league title as a 5-0 rout of relegated Levadiakos saw the Thessaloniki club win the Super League with one match to spare amid frenzied celebrations at the Toumba Stadium.
  • April 25: Police discover a third body in Orounta, after being led there by Metaxas. The latter confesses to seven murders.

May

June

  • June 2: The second round of local elections is held throughout Greece. Ioannina elects the first Jewish mayor in the country - Moses Elisaf.
  • June 12: The body of a six-year old girl - victim of the Cypriot serial killer Nicos Metaxas - is found by divers in a lake near Mitsero.
  • June 14: Panathinaikos clinches the Greek League winning 3-0 in a best of five series against Promitheas Patras.
  • June 24: The trial of confessed serial killer Nicos Metaxas takes place in Cyprus. Metaxas pleads guilty to all the charges against him and is handed seven life sentences - the toughest punishment ever imposed by the Cypriot justice system.

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