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

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Inner Cabinet briefed on crisis in Georgia
  • [02] Nimetz in Greece on Friday
  • [03] Folias on free market

  • [01] Inner Cabinet briefed on crisis in Georgia

    Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis on Wednesay briefed the Inner Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis on the crisis in the Caucasus, following an emergency meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels that she attended the previous day, and stressed afterwards that the crisis was preoccupying all the European and NATO governments and the entire world.

    Bakoyannis said that great caution, cool-headedness and responsibility was needed, so that there could be a substantive ceasefire and a return to the status quo ante, with the simultanous commencement of a dialogue of substanced aimed at a long-term solution to the problem.

    The foreign minister further said that she has already sent a leeter to parliament to brief the House's Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee on all the latest developments.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis

    [02] Nimetz in Greece on Friday

    The UN secretary general's special envoy on the FYROM name issue, Matthew Nimetz, will visit FYROM and Greece later in the week, the UN announced on Wednesday.

    More specifically, Nimetz will hold talks in the FYROM capital, Skopje, on Thursday, and in Thessaloniki on Friday.

    [03] Folias on free market

    Development Minister Christos Folias said on Wednesday that a free market means free competition that benefits the Greek consumer, "and this is the target", replying to press questions regarding the fuels market after an Inner Cabinet meeting chaired by prime minister Costas Karamanlis.

    Folias also stressed that a clear political volition exists to achieve free competition, making use of every available institiutional possibility, adding that implementation of the price ceilings on fuel recently imposed by his ministry and the Competition Commission's deliberations on the fuel market were focused in this direction.

    Everyone must abide by the rules of competition, Folias said, warning that "where there is no accountability, there is lawlessness".

    "For that reason, we are determined to put an end to situations and practices that dishonor the Greek market " he added.

    "No one can be above the law," the Development Minister stressed.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of Development Minister Christos Folias


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