Greece's Hellinikon faces big problems from small groups

Hellinikon Athens, problems

After having its mandate extended by the Greek government for another three years earlier this week, the country's privatisation agency, HDRAF, is facing its toughest challenge in its six year history: pushing through the Hellinikon project.

The agency, tasked with selling state assets in accordance with demands from Greece's international creditors, is overseeing the transformation of Athens' old international airport in the area of Hellinikon into a major urban development, covering twice the size of New York's Central Park.