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Athens News Agency: News in English, 07-11-17

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  • [01] Annual commemoration of 1973 students' uprising held in Athens
  • [02] Turkey-Greece natgas pipeline inaugurated on Sun.
  • [03] Papandreou addresses PASOK's nat'l council

  • [01] Annual commemoration of 1973 students' uprising held in Athens

    Events honoring the 34th anniversary of a students' uprising in 1973 at the Athens Polytechnic against a military junta then ruling Greece culminated on Saturday afternoon in downtown Athens with a traditional protest march.

    A march from the polytechnic's campus to the US embassy, where the rally usually ends, came under heavy rain, while a strong police presence again lined the march route.

    Earlier, most of the country's top politic leaders, including President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias, laid a wreath at a monument honoring the November 17, 1973 uprising at the polytechnic. A minute of silence was also held in Parliament.

    Similar events were held in a number of cities around the country.

    [02] Turkey-Greece natgas pipeline inaugurated on Sun.

    The Greece-Turkey natural gas pipeline will be inaugurated at noon on Sunday by prime minister Costas Karamanlis and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a ceremony on the the Greek-Turkish frontier at Evros, after which natural gas will begin flowing via the pipeline.

    Alternate government spokesman Evangelos Antonaros, replying during a regular press briefing to a question on whether Russian natural gas would also be conveyed via the Greece-Turkey pipeline, said that the details would be unveiled during the speeches at the inauguration ceremony.

    The Greece-Turkey natgas pipeline will have a transport capacity of 11.5 cubic metres of natural gas annually, and the project will eventually extend to Italy via the construction of a Greece-Italy natgas pipeline, officially known as the "Interconnector Greece-Italy (IGI)", which is slated for completion in 2011 and comrpises a supplement to the Greek-Turkish pipeline, transporting 8 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year.

    Caption: Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis (L) and Turkish Premier Tayyip Recep Erdogan during the inauguration of construction works for a natural gas pipeline between the two countries, in a file photo dated Sunday, July 3, 2005. ANA-MPA / G. ANTONIOU.

    [03] Papandreou addresses PASOK's nat'l council

    Main opposition PASOK leader George Papandreou addressed his party's national council on Friday, announcing that PASOK's 8th congress will take place in mid-February (the exact date will be set by an organising committee).

    Moreover, the national council will be turned into a central organising committee, but the most substantive role will be played by the organising committee's secretariat that will have the exclusive responsibility of preparing the congress, whose aim will be the party's political revival.

    Papandreou said that the secretariat will be manned by "persons who have the inclination, the energy, the contact with new approaches and conceptions, the distance from power and greater contact with the new world."

    ANA-MPA file photo of PASOK leader George Papandreou.

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