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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-09-25

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] PM to meet with Transport Minister
  • [02] Tiziano exhibition in Athens
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] PM to meet with Transport Minister

    Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will meet on Thursday with Transport and Communications Minister Costis Hatzidakis at the Maximos mansion (government headquarters). On Friday morning, a meeting of the ruling New Democracy (ND) party Central Committee will convene at 10:30 at a downtown Athens hotel. The meeting will open with an address by the Prime Minister, after which Central Committee's members will outline their positions. The Central Committee will also program party's future actions.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis

    [02] Tiziano exhibition in Athens

    President Karolos Papoulias and his Italian counterpart Giorgio Napolitano jointly inaugurated the exhibition "From Tiziano to Pietro da Cortona" at the Museum of Cycladic Art on Wednesday afternoon and were then given a guided tour of the exhibition.

    Culture Minister Mihalis Liapis said in his address that "few are aware that the Tiziano exhibition was the dream of a great Greek woman, a visionary: Dolly Goulandris, which unfortunately she did not have time to see implemented."

    Caption: ANA-MPA/EPA /B. Echávarri file photo of an image showing the painting 'Portrait of a Lady', of Italian artist Tiziano, in Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday 29 November 2006.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Thursday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The meeting of the ruling New Democracy (ND) party's Central Committee on Friday, the new salaries and raises in the public sector and the Armed Forces, and the ongoing strike by Customs employees and the resulting problems in the fuel market were the main front-page items in Thursday's dailies.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "The new salaries in the public sector, as of October 1", when the second part of the salary raises in the public sector, as provided in the 2008 incomes policy, enters into effect.

    APOGEVMATINI: "The new salaries in the public sector - The 2 percent second installment of the salary raise as of October 1".

    AVGHI: "The 'life-raft' of a government reshuffle is full of holes - Pressure for action by Karamanlis".

    AVRIANI: "Abolition of confidentiality of tax data and audit of assets of all civil servants - Radical recommendations by the Union of Prosecutors aimed at stamping out corruption in the public sector".

    CHORA: "Get rid of Efraim (Vatopedi Monastery abbot) and clear up the scandal (of real estate exchanges with the state), Karamanlis orders".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "LAOS' (Popular Orthodox Rally party) George (party leader Karatzaferis) predicts chaos - In statements on several radio stations, he did not mince his words".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Spectacular turn-about by Nimetz (UN secretary general's special mediator) on the FYROM name issue - He no longer advocates Gruevski's (FYROM prime minister) irrational demands".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Karamanlis considering (now) triple 'reshuffle' - Structural changes to the governance model, movement of ministers, new faces and new roles in Maximos Mansion (government headquarters)".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Karamanlis 'caressing' the rebels and keeping is intentions to himself" ahead of Friday's central committee meeting, in an attempt to close fronts and sweep the problems under the rug.

    ESTIA: "What is expected of Karamanlis: Rebirth of the lost hope".

    ETHNOS: "Looting (new wave of price hikes) in food, petrol, with government a simple onlooker".

    KATHIMERINI: 'The speculation on Karamanlis' next moves - Whispers in ministers' offices of reshuffle and early general elections".

    NIKI: "The people's tolerance hits red - The crisis plaguing the country peaks".

    PONTIKI (weekly): "PASOK-SYN headed for 'marriage'? - The prospect that Karamanlis dreads, and the KKE is hoping for".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "New anti-insurance measures being 'cooked up' with 'directionally guided' reports on the social security sector".

    TA NEA: "Karamanlis running out of...fuel".

    TO VIMA: "Elections dilemma...to be put forward tomorrow (Friday) by the prime minister - He is determined for a showdown with the 'rebels'."

    VRADYNI; "The new salaries in the public sector, Armed Forces - October's salary will contain the second installment of the raise".


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