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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-05-20

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From: The Athens News Agency at <>


  • [01] PM to leave for SEECP summit in Bulgaria
  • [02] Nationwide exams begin
  • [03] Archaeological Museum Library
  • [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] PM to leave for SEECP summit in Bulgaria

    Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will fly to Bulgaria on Tuesday afternoon to take part in the South Eastern Europe Cooperation Process (SEECP) summit meeting. Earlier, the prime minister will chair a meeting of the Inner Cabinet, which will discuss Merchant Marine ministry issues.

    Shortly after his arrival in the city of Pomorie, the prime minister will attend a dinner in honor of the heads of state and government and foreign ministers of the participating member countries, hosted by his Bulgarian counterpart Sergei Stanishev.

    On Wednesday morning, Karamanlis will take part in the summit of SEECP heads of state and government, while later he will have a private meeting with Serbian president Boris Tadic.

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

    [02] Nationwide exams begin

    The nationwide university entrance exams began on Tuesday, with examinations for the Greek literature course. Candidates told waiting reporters afterwards that they were satisfied with the topic selected by the examinations committee. The topic referred to the Greek tradition, and the subject was a passage by Greek Nobel Literature Prize laureat poet George Seferis' book 'Dokimes'. Professors said that the subject hd been covered in the course, and that the questions were clearly stated and lucid.

    Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis visited on Tuesday morning, high schools in Athens and wished to all students taking part in the nationwide exams the best of luck.

    Stylianidis reassured the candidates that everything was ready for the the exams, and of their security. He also condemned any use of violence in schools, referring to recent vandalisms during school takeovers.


    [03] Archaeological Museum Library

    The restoration work on the Library of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens has been completed and the inauguration will be conducted on Monday by Culture Minister Michalis Liapis.

    The library, one of the oldest in the country, contains roughly 20,000 books, some of them rare editions, with the oldest dating back to the 17th century.

    The bibliography covers Archaeology, History, Arts, ancient religions and ancient Greek philosophy, as well as Ancient Greek and Latin literature.

    The whole project and restoration was fully sponsored by the Alexandros Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of National Archaeological museum in Athens

    [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The turmoil in education, the issue of non-state universities and the Bank of Greece's (BoG) warnings to households to be careful with bank borrowing dominated the headlines on Tuesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Strikes devastate enterprises, survey conducted by Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA) indicates".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Non-state universities on the horizon".

    AVGHI: "One out of every two Greeks owes to banks, according to a study by BoG".

    AVRIANI: "(Marfin Bank president and MIG vice president Andreas) Vgenopoulos' outburst against petty politicians who continue to slander (businesses), under the cover of their parliamentary immunity".

    CHORA: "5 clashes in the summer - Government ready for rifts".

    ELEFTHEROS: "(Athens Mayor Nikitas) Kaklamanis throws the gauntlet to Vgenopoulos: You can be a 'Berlusconi' if you want".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Penteli mountain (adjacent to Athens, which burned during last summer's wildfires): When will reforestation begin?".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Head-on collision over Education - Rectors' elections postponed - Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis is firm".

    ESTIA: "Education undermined - Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA parliamentary alliance) inciting the students".

    ETHNOS: "Nightmare over contaminated sunflower oil - 3,060 tons found containing mineral oil".

    KATHIMERINI: "2004 general elections under the shadow of the Siemens scandal - Indications that SIEMENS gave 1,376,000 euros to ruling New Democracy and main opposition PASOK".

    LOGOS: "Turmoil in Education sector - Government opens up all education issues".

    NIKI: "Non-state universities to be allowed through trickery - Government circumvents Article 16 of Constitiution".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "The people must react against the education framework law".

    TA NEA: "Wages are going to (repayment of) bank loans - 1,000,000 Greeks in despair".

    TO VIMA: "Economy walking through a minefield - Red alert for 250,000 households - BoG warns on over-borrowing".

    VRADYNI: "90,000 candidates seeking a place in University - Nationwide exams begin on Tuesday".

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