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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-08-12

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  • [01] Papandreou addresses PASOK's cadres
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Papandreou addresses PASOK's cadres

    Main opposition PASOK party will implement "a political attack plan in the near future until the next elections that will include specific initiatives," according to its leader George Papandreou. Addressing a meeting of party cadres Monday on the island of Paros, Cyclades Islands' complex in central Aegean, Papandreou stressed that the goal is to make the people believe in politics again and help them regain their lost hope. He also called on local PASOK party officials to keep a record of the problems faced this year by the Cyclades Islands and undertake initiatives for their solution. Opening his speech, Papandreou referred to developments in Georgia and South Ossetia stressing that the atmosphere created is very sad, pointing out that there is war instead of a truce, considering that the Olympic Games are underway. He also added that PASOK condemns any action or activity held in violation of International Law.

    PASOK on S. Ossetia conflict

    A main opposition PASOK representative called the Greek government to "unequivocally condemn the agressiveness, the violation of International Law and the attempt to create faits accomplis through unilateral acts in the case of South Ossetia (Georgia)."

    Party rapporteur on foreign policy Andreas Loverdos, in a written statement, added that Greece has "every reason to proceed likewise. Both the case of Kosovo and our national issues impose such an attitude. That is why we formulate straightforwardly and timely the question to the government and the Foreign Ministry on the stance Greece intends to adopt at the European Union's Council of foreign ministers which will convene extraordinarily on August 13 to examine the events in South Ossetia (Georgia)."

    "PASOK, from the very start of the bloody conflicts in S. Ossetia (Georgia), has condemned the war, violence, bloodshed, the killings of civilians and asked for an immediate ceasefire. Also from the very first minute we denounced the games played in the region by some third but powerful parties," Loverdos said in his statement.

    "Responsibilities for the bloody events in S.Ossetia (Georgia) are concrete and are attributed to those who have put in motion the war machine. Encouraged by previous acceptances of faits accomplis which were the product of violent actions -e.g. in Kosovo- in violation of International Law, they have attempted, the day of the Olympic Games' opening ceremony and thus violating the Olympic Truce, to create, through war, new faits accomplis in the region of Caucasus. And all these have happened with attacks against the agreed, since 1994-95 peacekeeping force," Loverdos added.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of main opposition PASOK party leader George Papandreou

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance The explosive situation in Caucasus, the Hellenic Railways (OSE) reform plan promoted by the government, the hidden surcharges in credit cards and loans and how they affect consumers were the main front-page items in Tuesday's dailies. ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "What are they feeding us anyway - Hundreds of dangerous foodstuffs traced daily". APOGEVMATINI: "Back to the Russia-USA cold war - Russians deny invading Georgia, the Georgians contradict them - Rumours that the Russian army has occupied key cities". AVGHI: "War spreads in Georgia - War of impressions with dead and refugees". AVRIANI: "Russian advance into Georgia aiming at the absolute control of oil and natural gas pipelines". CHORA: "Georgian President with a gun to his head - (Russian PM) Putin - (US President) Bush raise the war temperature". ELEFTHERI ORA: "Diplomatic marathon for peace in the Caucasus to stop the White Bear revenge". ELEFTHEROS: "Arrogant governors of (public utility companies) DEKO-Organizations - Damage (ruling party) New Democracy". ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Cheap baits, expensive interest rates - Credit card pitfalls - Banks highlight the interest free period and hide surcharges of over 20 percent in fine print". ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Russia roars - Europe rushes to mediate - US responds with messages". ESTIA: "Growth is slowed down - Down 3.4 percent in the second quarter of 2008". ETHNOS: "In line for 1,997 golden job positions - Hiring fever in tax offices, banks, in the fall". KATHIMERINI: "Russian advance in Georgia - Moscow: No plans to enter Tbilisi - Saakashvili: My country is cut in half". LOGOS: "Russia rejects unilateral ceasefire - Putin-Bush confrontation with war operations in Caucasus in the background". RIZOSPASTIS: "Imperialism, NATO and the EU are guilty for the bloodshed in South Ossetia". TA NEA: "Five star heavy taxation on real estate, private cars, electricity in September". TO VIMA: "OSE breaks into three pieces clearing the way for private investors - Announcements expected". VRADYNI: "At the edge of the abyss - Russia and the United States with the finger on the trigger".
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