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Athens News Agency: News in English, 06-05-22

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  • [01] Minister urges action for employment at OECD forum
  • [02] Greek teens to be hosted in Turkish summer camp

  • [01] Minister urges action for employment at OECD forum

    Finance and Economy Minister George Alogoskoufis on Monday called for action to boost growth in the world's economies that will tackle unemployment and social exclusion, stressing that there was no room for complacency.

    The Greek minister is currently in Paris to attend the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council on May 23-24, which this year is chaired by Greece for the first time since 1976, and to attend the OECD Forum on May 22-23.

    Alogoskoufis was the first speaker at the opening plenary panel of the OECD Forum on the topic "Balancing Globalisation".

    He stressed the need for immediate OECD actions and cooperation to help tackle the problems of the global economy, with policies targeting growth that will lower unemployment and social exclusion, while noting that the necessary reforms taking place on an international level should be carried out in a consensual way and after better coordination of efforts between states, organisations and the agencies involved.

    The minister also stated that global economic integration should be seen as a challenge and dealt with in a balanced way, so that there were more opportunities for the diffusion of wealth.

    Asked to comment on current pressures on emerging stock markets, he said it was premature to talk of a crisis, describing the trends as a 'correction'.

    Later on Monday, Alogoskoufis is scheduled to meet French Economy, Finance and Industry Minister Thierry Breton, while he will also chair talks between international employer and employment organisations.

    ANA-MPA file photo.

    [02] Greek teens to be hosted in Turkish summer camp

    Greek teens will be hosted in Turkish summer camps for the first time ever this year after a decision reached by Beyo─lu (Peran) Mayor Ahmet Misbah Demircan and Thessaloniki Prefect Panayiotis Psomiadis.

    The 25 youths from Thessaloniki, aged between 15 and 17, will be accompanied by four escorts, and will arrive in Turkey at the end of July for a 15-day stay at a seaside camp some two hours from Istanbul

    During the same period, 25 school youths from Turkey will arrive in Greece -- the third year in a row that teens from the neighboring country will be hosted -- under a programme organised by the Thessaloniki prefecture. The Turkish teens will be hosted in private summer camps in verdant Halkidiki prefecture of northern Greece.

    A total of 600 youths from various Black Sea countries have been hosted in Halkidiki summer camps within the framework of the programme, which is managed by the interior ministry and the Greeks Abroad General Secretariat.

    A file photo of Psomiadis. (ANA-MPA / Megapress photo -- L. Damianidis)

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