Read the Treaty of Sevres (10 August 1920) A)? GHT="50">
Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Read The "Macedonian Question" (by Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou)
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Friday, 17 January 2020
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Interesting Nodes
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts

Athens News Agency: News in English, 06-12-21

Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: The Athens News Agency at <>


  • [01] Kefaloyiannis defends port privatisation
  • [02] Koumoutsakos on Tehran conference on Holocaust

  • [01] Kefaloyiannis defends port privatisation

    Speaking in Parliament on the fifth and final day of the debate on the 2007 budget, Merchant Marine Minister Manolis Kefaloyiannis on Thursday defended government efforts to open selected services in Greece's two major ports, Piraeus and Thessaloniki, to the private sector.

    At the same time, he denied that the plan was a privatisation, pointing out that 75 percent would remain in the state sector.

    Justifying the move, Kefaloyiannis pointed out that the payroll accounted for 75% of running costs for the Piraeus Port Organisation.

    "There was a risk that, at the end of our four-year term, we would hand over a new, bankrupt "Olympic Airways", where 100% of the costs would be the payroll," he added.

    He also claimed that there were distortions and excesses in the present system, with a few privileged employees earning up to 12,000 euros a month, or the payment of 2.5 million euros in overtime to 70 individuals for the maintenance of 12 vessels that were not currently sea-worthy.

    [02] Koumoutsakos on Tehran conference on Holocaust

    Foreign ministry spokesman George Koumoutsakos on Thursday expressed Greeceās deep concern, thus reflecting the overall atmosphere in the EU, regarding the conference held recenntly in Tehran on the Holocaust.

    Koumoutsakos stated that the conference aimed at creating doubts over the Holocaust issue and added that the Greek parliament has passed a law declaring January 27 as Holocaust Day, while Greece has participated in the UN Security Council decisions and resolutions reached on the issue.

    Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright © 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    ana2html v2.01 run on Thursday, 21 December 2006 - 17:30:24 UTC