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

Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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

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  • [01] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The rift between the US and Russia following the latter's recognition of the Georgia provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states, the base grade point averages for university entry that were released on Tuesday, leaving more than 18,000 student positions vacant, the new tax measures to be approved at Wednesday's Inner Cabinet meeting, and prime minister Costas Karamanlis' round of meetings with the social partners ahead of the announcements on economic policy he will make during his address next week at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), where economic policy for the following year is traditionally unveiled by the prime minister, were the main front-page items in Wednesday's dailies.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "The base grade points released - 18,000 vacancies in AEI-TEI (institutions of higher education)".

    APOGEVMATINI: "The new 385 municipalities - The new map of the Local Administrations under the Capodistrias 2 program", explaining that the program provides for the unification or merger of smaller municipalities and communities, thus reducing the number of municipalities in the country to 385 from the current total of 1,034 municipalities and communities (914 municipalities and 120 communities).

    AVGHI: "Dangerous escalation in US-Russia relations - Medvedev (Russian president) recognizes Abkhazia and South Ossetia (with official decree)".

    AVRIANI: "Souflias (environment, town planning and public works minister) 'sees' (early general) elections in the spring - All the scenaria for elections or reshuffle".

    CHORA: "The fire in the Caucasus flares - Climate of insecurity on the world scene" caused by the crisis in Russia-West relations following Russia's recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, noting that 25 NATO and Russian warships have gathered in the Black Sea, while Russian president Dmitry Medvedev stated that Russia does not fear a new Cold War, and adding that Athens was keeping a neutral stance.

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "Russia recognizes independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia - Peace hanging by a thread".

    ELEFTHEROS: "The civil servants' social security issue opening up - Dialogue commencing, will also include the matter of the civil servants' salary scale".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Who (which municipalities and communities) the Capodistrias 2 is uniting, separating".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Record vacancies (in AEI-TEI)- 60,000 customers for the (franchise) colleges", explaining that 60,000 lyceum graduates who did not amass the required grade points for university entrance, will in September seek a different route, while the AEI and TEI will operate this year with 18,435 vacancies (in student positions).

    ESTIA: "Populism threatening the economy - Everyone demanding benefits without collateral".

    ETHNOS: "Thousands of AEI-TEI candidates exiled - 18,435 vacancies, but 29,183 candidates left out".

    KATHIMERINI: "Full speed ahead to US-Russia Cold War following recognition of Abkhazia and S. Ossetia (by Russia) - Bush (US president) takes tough stance".

    LOGOS: "Record vacancies in AEI-TEI - AEI-TEI entry success at 70.04 percent (of total candidates)".

    NIKI: "The government isolated - Industrialists accuse it of management incompetence - ADEDY (Civil Servants' unions umbrella federation) also left the Maximos Mansion (government headquarters, where its presidium met on Tuesday with prime minister Costas Karamanlis) empty-handed - PASOK charges lack of governance".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "With shared blame of ND and PASOK, education inaccessible for the children of the working classes".

    TA NEA: "Shock: 18,500 vacancies in AEI-TEI - Closure and mergers of Schools".

    TO VIMA: "The new taxes on professionals and capital likely to be announced today (Wednesday) after the Inner Cabinet meeting".

    VRADYNI: "Uniform salary scale (for civil servants), and (civil servants') social security on the horizon - The commitments, the pledges, and the...hot potato".


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