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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-11-18

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From: The Athens News Agency at <>


  • [01] PM to chair Inner Cabinet meeting
  • [02] ASE opening: Decline
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] PM to chair Inner Cabinet meeting

    Prime minister Costas Karamanlis is scheduled to meet with Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis on Tuesday at the Maximos mansion. Afterwards, the premier will chair a meeting of the Inner Cabinet that will focus on matters concerning the economy and on the developmental plan for the areas that were ravaged by the wildfires in the summer of 2007. Later, Karamanlis will receive Saudi Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Saud al-Faysal.

    On Monday, Costas Karamanlis conferred with Éterior Ěnister Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who briefed the premier on the upcoming EU-Africa meeting to take place November 25 that will deal with migration issues.

    Speaking to reporters afterwards, Pavopoulos said that there would be reinforcement of the countries from which migrants originate, adding that so long as hunger, social inequalities, dictatorships and wars existed, so would there be migration, and consequently those countries needed to be strengthened.

    Pavlopoulos stressed the need for collaboration with those countries as well as repatriation agreements for illegal immigrants, and accused Turkey once again of not abiding by the commitments it has assumed with respect to illegal immigrant trafficking.

    The interior minister further briefed Karamanlis on the reorganization of the Greek Police (ELAS), noting that the plan for confronting crime was progressing day by day.

    He noted that the Greek police have had successes in uncovering organized crime rings, adding that the results of the police force's reorganization will be visible by the end of the year.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis(R), Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos(M) and Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis at an Inner Cabinet meeting

    [02] ASE opening: Decline

    Equity prices were falling at the opening of trade on Tuesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 1.62 percent, standing at 1,890.77 points at 10:45 a.m., and turnover at 9.5 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving downward nearly across the board, with the only gains in Public Utilities, up 0.30 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Banks, down 2.78 percent; Raw Materials, down 1.99 percent; and Telecoms, down 1.98 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 1.84 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 1.03 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 0.26 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 21 were up, 48 were down, and 19 were unchanged.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    A video tape allegedly implicating Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis in the Vatopedi monastery scandal dominated the headlines on Tuesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "PASOK exercises opposition with the help of underworld figures and through blackmail".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos states: Perjurers testified before parliament's fact finding commission on the Vatopedi case".

    AVGHI: "Despair prevails in jails - Third inmate found dead, he hung himself".

    AVRIANI: "The attorney-blackmailer in the Vatopedi case has five irreversible convictions against him and five trials still pending".

    CHORA: "MIG group vice president and Marfin Bank president Andreas Vgenopoulos attacks FinMin George Alogoskoufis for his support to bankers: The money will go into their pockets".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "Shock - Prisoners in ICU with handcuffs".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Maximos mansion (government headquarters) woke up late - In a state of panic, the government is examining several scenarios to reverse the political climate".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Hospitals left without supplies - The suppliers refuse to provide medical supplies due to excessive debts".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Revelations on Vatopedi: A company was set up for the 'sacred looting'".

    ESTIA: "Government's policy is inexplicable: The proportion of taxes in the GDP is increased".

    ETHNOS: "The Devil's Triangle: Vatopedi-Thessaloniki- Cyprus".

    KATHIMERINI: "Greek enterprises suffocating - Increase in bounced checks and professionals unable to pay taxes".

    LOGOS: "Parliament fact finding commission (into Vatopedi affair) asks for the controversial video tape".

    NIKI: "Government on the decline".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Government's and enterpreneurs' interests are sinking the social security funds".

    TA NEA: "Blackmail, lies and videotapes - Civil war among ruling New Democracy members over Vatopedi case".

    TO VIMA : "Karamnalis' government's last attempts - Act One in the fortification of the banks will be played on Tuesday in parliament".

    VRADYNI: "The conspiracy collapsed -Storm of developments and revelations following the shameful video tape".

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