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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-05-27

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  • [01] Sunflower oil seized
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Sunflower oil seized

    Piraeus Prefecture inspectors on Monday seized 80 tons of sunflower oil, at the same time halting the operation of the company in the district of Rendi.

    The company in question, "SONS STAVROU AMBAZI O.E. is located at Neo Faliro, at Rendi. After inspections by the Piraeus Prefecture's Consumer Protection Department, 80 tons of sunflower oil were found.

    This quantity, which was found in 10-litre cartons and in tanks, were seized and samples have been taken for analyses to be made by the State General Chemistry Laboratory.

    EFET on sunflower oil

    An estimated 80 percent of food businesses had responded on Monday to the time limit set by the Hellenic Food Authority (EFET) by Tuesday to be informed on products containing sunflower oil in excess of 10 percent.

    EFET had called on companies to send corresponding samples to the State General Chemistry Service as well to enable necessary analyses to take place to ascertain possible cases of contamination.

    Meanwhile, checks are being intensified for the creation of a joint auditors group to examine all relevant products containing sunflower oil in excess of 10 percent as of Monday and until the end of the year, and in the event that quantities of contaminated sunflower oil are detected the responsibility for monitoring and managing these quantities will be jointly assumed by Deputy Development Minister G. Vlachos and the Consumer secretary general I. Economou.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The crisis in education, the high cost of living , new provocations from FYROM, the SIEMENS trial which began on Monday in Munich, the nutritional scandal with the imported mineral oil-contaminated sunflower oil and the landing of the spaceship Phoenix on Mars dominated the headlines on Tuesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Closed professions must open up - European meditator Ombudsman Diamandouros' proposal to prime minister".

    APOGEVMATINI: "FYROM's impious plan in Rome and Melbourne- The same day on which the shcismatic so-called 'archbishop' of Skopje stated at the Vatican that Thessaloniki is theirs, 10,000 Skopjans demonstated under the same slogan in Australia".

    AVGHI: "The government blackmails for the textbooks - Education Ministry against Universities".

    AVRIANI: "We gave money under the table to Greek politicians for the C41 contract - Cynic confession from the director of the ambiguous funds of Siemens company at the first day of the trial".

    CHORA: "The red planet (Mars) unveils its secrets - Spacecraft Phoenix landed on Mars".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "The authorities try to persuade that people are not threatened by the quantities of contaminated sunflower oil that reached the market, while the consumers are anxious".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Earthquake rattles parliament and ruling party New Democracy (ND) from information that ND parliament members' bank accounts have been blocked".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: " 'Napha' the invisible solution for this year's arsons - Arsonists carried out 'dress rehearsal' with the liquid, which does not leave any traces, at Glyka Nera (Athens' suburb) a few days ago".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Ultimatum to Universities over textbooks - Ministry: If you do not implement the new law you won't get any money".

    ESTIA: "Extreme demagogy for universities - Populism suspends any progress".

    ETHNOS: "Civil war among ministers over spiralling prices -Chaos: Finance Ministry blocks Development Ministry".

    KATHIMERINI: "Revelations for Greece at the Siemens trial - The defendant Reinhart Sikacek accused the two mainstream parties of taking money under the table".

    LOGOS: "FYROM's outburst of irredentism - Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis says:...the correctness of the NATO decisions is confirmed".

    NIKI: "Profiteers and government decimate middle class - Government incapable of controlling the markets and the spiralling prices".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Public minded rally of rift and reversal is mandatory - Monopolies are the people's biggest enemy".

    TA NEA: "Increases of up to 18% in 500 products - Supermarkets raise prices again in staple goods".

    TO VIMA: "Constitiutional revision through....(existing) laws - Prime minister Costas Karamanlis gives the green light".

    VRADYNI: "At the mercy of a handful of hoodlums - Rovering 'invaders' disrupt democracy in Universities".

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