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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-09-10

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

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Migrant reception centre jammed
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Migrant reception centre jammed

    A total of 495 illegal immigrants are currently crammed in the Illegal Migrants Reception Centre on Samos island following the arrest of 24 more by coast guards on Tuesday.

    The 24 migrants used a dingy boat which they destroyed when they reached the Greek coast. Port police transferred them to Samos General Hospital for check ups and then to the Reception Centre.

    The facilities of the Reception Centre are designed to accomodate up to 280 persons, and the Centre is frequently declared in state of emergency, which means that the staff must provide its services beyond the designated shifts whenever necessary.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The exchanges of properties between the State and the Mt. Athos monastery of Vatopedi, which have drawn sharp fire from the opposition parties, and the new tax bill being debated in parliament were the main front-page items on Wednesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Consumer rights, and how they are safeguarded by the European Commission".

    APOGEVMATINI: "12,604 new hirings in wider public sector".

    AVGHI: "Ruling party ND alone on the new taxes - Trade unions, organizations, experts oppose them".

    AVRIANI: "Investigators and SDOE financial crimes squad 'raid' on tens of businesses - Thousands of invoices apparently implicated with Siemens slush funds pinpointed".

    CHORA: "Crossroads of critical decisions - Prime Minister tightens the reins on is ministers".

    ELEFTHEROS: "New delirium by Gruevski (FYROM prime minister) - More provocative than ever on the eve of the new (UN-mediated FYROM name) negotiations" which open Thursday in New York.

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Doing business easier in Papua and Albania than in Greece - World Bank report ('Doing Business 2009'): Greece low among OECD members(96th among 181 countires) in faciliation of entrepreneurship".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Lifeline for ministers and prosecutors - Vatopedi: Prosecutors were also misled and shelved the case", referring to Supreme Court prosecutor George Sanidas' order for an investigation into the real estate dealings between the state and the Vatopedi monastery, and adding that main opposition PASOK accuses Sanidas of providing a life-line to politicians and prosecutors who had shelved the case.

    ESTIA: "Change of policy on the economy, for reversal of the negative climate".

    ETHNOS: "Vatopedi a quagmire for four mnisters - The prime miister in awkward position among...monks, friends and 'relatives' ", adding that the Vatopedi properties issue implicates three current ministers (merchant marine minister George Voulgarakis, minister of state and government spokesman Theodoros Roussopoulos and deputy foreign minister Petros Doukas) and one former minister (former agriculture minister Evangelos Bassiakos).

    KATHIMERINI: "Journey to the beginning of the Universe - The biggest experiment in human history begins this morning at the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva", referring to the CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's biggest atom smasher which was to be fired up on Wednesday in an effort to ansser some of the most perplexing questions in the cosmos, and is designed to accelerate sub-atomic particles to nearly the speed of light and then smash them together, fleetingly replication conditions which prevailed in split-seconds after the 'Big Bang' that created the Universe 13.7 billion years ago.

    NIKI: "Odes against Maximos Mansion (government headquarters) by Byron", referring to New Democracy MP and former minister Vyronas (Byron, in Greek) Polydoras.

    RIZOSPASTIS: "KKE calls on working people, poor farmers and self-employed for dynamic struggle aimed at definitive defeat of (the two mainstream parties) ND and PASOK".

    TA NEA: "Traps for the salary earners - Blow against the small incomes".

    TO VIMA: "DEH (Public Power Corporation-PPC) increasing electricity rates by 9.5 percent - The citizens once again called on to foot the bill".

    VRADYNI: "Finance ministery drafting new formula for calculating presumed income" based on 'proof of presumed income' commodities such as cars, primary and summer homes, pleasure craft, swimming pools, etc.


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