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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-05-22

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  • [01] 'Energy without Frontiers'
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] 'Energy without Frontiers'

    The spiralling petrol prices, reduction in oil deposits and climate change make it imperative for us to proceed to alternative forms of energy, deputy foreign minister Petros Doukas said on Thursday, opening a one-day international conference titled "Energy without Frontiers" at a central Athens hotel, organised by the Lykourezos Law Office and the Kelemenis & Co. Law Firm.

    Noting that oil prices had exceeded 133 dollars per barrel just the previous day, Doukas warned that unfortunately, it would be very difficult for the petrol prices to recede from those levels and, if they did, it would only be temporarily.

    He attributed this to the fact that "we have already consumed approximately 55 percent of the petrol (deposits) on the planet, while we are consuming the remaining 45 percent at a faster rate than in the past, due to the immense growth by countries such as China, India and the countries of Latin America".

    Doukas further outlined the difficulties that have arisen due to the reduction in the planet's oil deposits, explaining that "we've already pumped the 'easier' oil, and are now seeking it in the sea depths".

    The difficulties with respect to petrol and climate change -- given the increase in temperatures, and their immense repercussions on the environment and all forms of life on the planet -- require that we proceed to alternative forms of energy, Doukas said, adding that, in that direction, the Greek government was promoting cooperation in that field via the Center for Renewable Energy Sources.

    The deputy minister further stressed that the government was working to reducing Greece's fuel dependence -- with respect to petrol and natural gas -- on one supplier and, particularly with respect to natgas, he noted that "we will try to secure a larger quantity of natural gas coming from Azerbaijan", and underlined the "great importance" of the agreements for the construction of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline and the South Stream natgas pipeline.

    Caption: Deputy Foreign Minister Petros Doukas address at the international conference Energy without Frontiers in Athens on Thursday 22 May 2008.ANA-MPA/ALEXANDROS BELTES

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Thursday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The government's incomes policy, the imported sunflower oil containing mineral oil, the nationwide university entry exams and the Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation (OTE) issue dominated the headlines on Thursday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Raises in salaries".

    APOGEVMATINI: "The draft bill on 2008 incomes policy tabled on Wednesday in parliament - The increases in salaries and pensions in the public sector".

    AVGHI: "Sunflower 'stain' spreading over the government - European Commission restricts imports from Ukraine".

    AVRIANI : "Blackmailers gang targeting mobile phone companies -'Bogus' companies and 'professional' alarmists from different groups, mayors, and other rodents in on the trick".

    CHORA: "White collar perverts - They trafficked pornographic material, including sexual molesting of infants- The 'carousel' of shame".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "University students' sit-ins and reactions postpone Rectors' elections".

    ELEFTHEROS : "The raises and retroactive payments in civil servant and armed forces salaries".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "What education? Government's agonising effort to avoid leaving vacant seats in Universities leads to exams degradation ".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Mineral oil ....snacks - Chaos and obscurity surrounding the sunflower oil scandal - Inspection ordered of all by-products".

    ESTIA: "Businessmen being dragged in the mud - The are collectively considered crooks".

    ETHNOS: "Reversal in Public Sector Hiring Examination Board (ASEP) exams - Council of State opens way for the tenure of thousands of contract employees in public sector".

    KATHIMERINI: "Professors' cry of agony for open universities - They denounce students' and tutors' minority groups".

    LOGOS: "Consumers beg mercy over the sunflower oil scandal - EU puts embargo".

    NIKI: "Government's 'derailment' -They are selling off Hellenic Railway Organisation (OTE) material at humiliating prices".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "University communities: Block the framework-law's application in higher education".

    TA NEA: "3,299 tons of contaminated sunflower oil on our plates! Despite, the withdrawal of the 'dirty' oil".

    TO VIMA: "Poison everywhere! Goverment searching in the dark -All sunflower oil and its products banned".

    VRADYNI: "The new salaries in public sector, armed forces".

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