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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-05-05

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] PM to meet with justice minister
  • [02] Green Rooftops in Athens
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] PM to meet with justice minister

    Prime minister Costas Karamanlis was due to meet on Monday with justice minister Sotiris Hatzigakis, while he will also address a greeting in the afternoon to an international conference on Energy Safety and Climate Change opening in Athens.

    Earlier, Karamanlis attended a memorial service marking the 10th anniversary of the death of he late Greek statesman and founder of the ruling New Democracy (ND) party Constantine Karamanlis at the Constantine Karamanlis Foundation in the suburb of Filothei, which was also attended by Cabinet members, parliament president Dimitris Sioufas, and friends and associates of the former President, as well as former President of the Republic Costis Stephanopoulos.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis

    [02] Green Rooftops in Athens

    The City of Athens is launching a "Green Rooftops" drive, with an informational press conference by mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis on Monday, while the 1st Green Rooftops-Blooming Balconies Exhibition opens on Tuesday at Kotzia Square.

    The exhibition, which will run through May 12 at Kotzia Square, is part of the municipality's efforts to raise citizens' awareness of the environment in the city and their neighbourhoods.

    Mayor Kaklamanis, together with Deputy Mayor for Everyday Issues Angelos Moschonas, will provide useful information on the conditions and methods involved in creating "Green Rooftops". Athenians will be called on to contribute to the realization of the municipality's goal, whose motto is "Let's plant a garden on every rooftop, trees in every open space, blooms on every balcony and make Athens the city of our life".

    Mayor Kaklamanis will officially launch the exhibition on Tuesday at 19:00. A Spring Concert will follow featuring Greek popular music and songs performed by the City of Athens Music Ensembles' Greek Music Workshop, together with artists Christos Halkias and Theodora Stiga.

    Caption:ANA-MPA file photo of balcony with flowers in the centre of Athens

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The bloody incident with a petty-thief in Northern Greece, the imminent agreement between National Telecommunications Organisation (OTE) and Deutsche Telekom and the new measures for protection of bank borrowers announced by FinMin George Alogoskoufis dominated the headlines on Monday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Bizarre Turkish funds arrive in Thrace ( Northeastern Greece, on the border with Turkey where the Muslim minority mainly lives)".

    APOGEVMATINI: "New faces in ruling party New Democracy's election tickets - Renewal of party cadres on the horizon, ND's central committee secretary Lefteris Zagoritis announces".

    AVRIANI: "The Independent Authorities protecting the criminals -Government should open its eyes wide to see what happened in Austria with the father-monster".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "US wants change of (Greek) government and prime minister following the agreement with Russian president Vladimir Putin for the South Stream natgas pipeline".

    ELEFTHEROS: "I'm not leaving my post. I'll be here until 2010 (end of government's current term in office)" - FinMin George Alogoskoufis responds to those who claim that he will leave the Ministry.

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Gambling machines reappear - Finance Ministry ad hoc committee defines the way how 160,000 gambling machines will reoperate".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Newspaper's survey indicates that 1.2 million Greek dont get paid in accordance with the collective labour agreements".

    ESTIA: "Populism sweeps everything - Hurdle to the country's progress".

    ETHNOS: "Tax Bureau raid against salary earners, pensioners over second jobs".

    TA NEA: "Government backs down on real estate seizures - Ceiling will be the real value".

    VRADYNI: "Police put the gun in the killer's hand - Unprecedented police gaff resulting in the death of an innocent man".


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