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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-10-03

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  • [01] 22nd INFOSYSTEM exhibition
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] 22nd INFOSYSTEM exhibition

    Deputy Development Minister Stavros Kalafatis inaugurated the 22nd INFOSYSTEM International Information, Telecommunications and Digital Technology Exhibition and the 14th Information Applications Conference on Thursday night in Thessaloniki,northern Greece, stressing that broadband links in Greece are currently approaching 1.5 million, compared to 25,000 in 2004.

    Pointing out that in past years Greece has been the fastest developing country worldwide in broadband infiltration, Kalafatis said that the development of infrastructures to bridge the digital gap with the rest of Europe is continuing at a speedy rate.

    The deputy minister also said that a plan is being prepared for the transition to new optical fibre networks and a national network is being created on which mobile telephony, autonomous local networks, wireless networks and all their services can be developed.

    Caption: Deputy Development Minister Stavros Kalafatis addresses the 22nd INFOSYSTEM International Information, Telecommunications and Digital Technology Exhibition .ANA-MPA/George Fotiadis

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Friday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis' instructions for accelaration of reforms at the Inner Cabinet meeting on Thursday, the draft law for protection of borrowers and the international financial crisis dominated the headlines on Friday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Karamanlis orders goverment's cadres: "Open the ministries' doors to the citizens".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Halt to real estate property seizures - Government tabled bill in parliament for protection of bank borrowers".

    AVGHI: "Measure for protection of loans, interests and funds - SYRIZA party proposals on the financial crisis".

    AVRIANI: "Examining magistrate in the Siemens case, Nikos Zagorianos, will meet on Monday Siemens cadre Reinhard Sicatzek".

    CHORA: "The government guarantees up to the last euro - Immediate measures for borrowers protection".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "PM convened extraordinary Inner Cabinet meeting amidst rumors of early elections".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Karamanlis placed blame on his ministers for the corruption phenomena in ND and the party's decline".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "The 'crash' staves off (early) general elections - Karamanlis now playing the 'stability and social face' card".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Karamanlis attempted to put order to the mess in a 20-minute monologue at the Inner Cabinet meeting".

    ESTIA: "The general elections scenarios".

    ETHNOS: "Performance with 'expired' announcements - Karamanlis, in 15 minutes, passed over the political and financial crisis"

    KATHIMERINI: "Karamanlis sends severe warnings to ministers".

    LOGOS: "Operation 'rescue forward'- The change of agenda was the PM's choice".

    NIKI: "Karamanlis -express - He completed his address in 20 minutes, setting a new record for the shortest Inner Cabinet meeting".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Working class' counter-attack over the immediate needs".

    TA NEA: "General elections 'rehearsal' with fireworks - The PM remembered the society and pampered the deputies".

    TO VIMA: "Operation 'image and spirit resoration; in New Democracy amidst venomous rumors, 'meetings' and 'dinners' - Karamanlis' warnings to his ministers".

    VRADYNI: "Karamanlis warns and makes clear "Not one step backward".

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