European shares advance, Greek stocks hover near 3-year lows
* Athens' ATG edges up but remains close to 3-year lows
* Copenhagen stocks rise after Denmark election result
* Europe bourses in 2015: link.reuters.com/pap87v
* Asset performance in 2015: link.reuters.com/gap87v
By Sudip Kar-Gupta
LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) - European shares gained ground on Friday, boosted by a rise in French telecom stocks and at steelmaker Thyssenkrupp, although persistent concerns over Greece kept a lid on the overall progress.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.8 percent, as did the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index . Germany's DAX advanced 0.7 percent while France's CAC climbed 0.8 percent.
French telecoms group Numericable rose 2.9 percent while Orange progressed 1 percent after France announced a mobile spectrum sale.
Thyssenkrupp also advanced 2.7 percent after Citigroup upgraded its rating on the stock to "buy" from "neutral". Continuación...