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Athens News Agency: News in English, 07-07-18

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Papandreou addresses rally on Syros island

  • [01] Papandreou addresses rally on Syros island

    Main opposition PASOK leader George Papandreou said on Wednesday that the government "has betrayed the people's confidence and came to power only to accomodate (its supporters) and itself."

    Addressing a rally in Ermoupolis on the Cycladic island of Syros, the main opposition leader sharply criticised the New Democracy government saying that it "drives from one impasse to another, searching for alibis somewhere else."

    The government "does not govern anymore, while we have a prime minister who simply watches and comments on the successive crises, weak and unable to handle them," Papandreou said.

    "For this reason, the Greek people will stop giving its confidence to the New Democracy (ND) party government and will bring PASOK back in power for us to make Greece a valuable country, a country of quality, security and peace," he noted.

    Papandreou told his audience that when PASOK was in power, until March 2004, "it created all preconditions to achieve more things."

    "In 2004," he added, "we were an optimistic and proud country, we possessed certainty and negotiating power to resolve issues like the continental shelf, thus opening a new era in our relations with our neighbours. But the ND government annuled all these achievements, made a mess of things everywhere and now claims that it is PASOK to blame for all problems."

    Referring to island policy, Papandreou said that the Greek islands "lack medical staff" while on transports he accused the government of "abolishing the regulatory principle, introduced by PASOK, thus leaving the (shipownersâ) cartels completely uncontrolled.?

    The main opposition leader also promised ?a ship every day for all islands?.

    Referring to the environment, he said that his first corcern was to ?protect and promote the environment on the islands? and promised the creation of a ?modern and effective network of combined transports.?


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