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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-12-16

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  • [01] Immigration cooperation memorandum signed
  • [02] Bank of Greece governor on structural reforms
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Immigration cooperation memorandum signed

    A Memorandum of Cooperation on the creation of a supportive structure for the International Immigration and Development Forum was signed at the Interior ministry on Monday between the Forum's Presidency and the International Immigration Organisation.

    The Memorandum was signed by the Filippino Deputy Foreign Minister for Immigration Labour issues, Esteban Konejos, and the International Immigration Organisation's General Director William Swing.

    A formal ceremony will be taking place on Tuesday for the delivery of the 3rd International Immigration and Development Forum's Presidency from the Philippines to Greece, in the auditorium of the General Communications Secretariat-General Information Secretariat in the Athens district of Kallithea.

    [02] Bank of Greece governor on structural reforms

    The Economic and Industrial Research Foundation (IOBE) organised an event on Monday during which two new IOBE activities were inaugurated.

    The first concerns the enactment of the "IOBE Excellence" award that will be given to people providing considerable services to the Greek economy with their overall activity.

    The second concerns the establishment of a new annual event at which a distinguished personality from Greece or abroad will be appealing to an audience on current or structural problems of the Greek and the international economy.

    Addressing Monday's firsty session, Bank of Greece Governor George Provopoulos stressed the need for an extensive framework of structural reforms, mainly in the wider public sector, pointing out that for as long as the structural element of our monetary issues is tottering "the confidence of investors and of markets in the prospects of our economy will be restored with difficulty."

    Provopoulos also underlined that the Greek banks are remaining healthy and strong basically and their fundamental indexes are satisfactory.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The parliamentary fact-finding commission's report on the Vatopedi Monastery land exchanges affair and the annexed individual reports of the opposition parties, government's reshuffle speculations, pupils and students' mobilisations dominated the headlines on Tuesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "ND: Yes, there is political accountability - Fact-finding commission: five different versions (of the conclusions of the commission's proceedings) were submitted (to parliament president Dimitris Sioufas)".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Reshuffle after the (2009 state) budget - The premier determined for major changes".

    AVGHI: "Coup de grace with the ballistics report - Leaks that the murder was due to...ricocheting bullet".

    AVRIANI: "Each party with a separate report (of the fact-finding commission's conclusions) - If the law on accountability of ministers is not changed, the politicians will be permanently 'out of the line of fire' (untouchable)".

    CHORA: "No cash circulating on the market - Turnover plunged 80 percent in the last 10 days".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "Five reports, as many as the parliamentary parties, from the fact-finding commission on the Vatopedi affair, but as for accountability...."

    ELEFTHEROS: "Wild bargaining in ND for the cover-up - The MPs on the fact-finding commission for the Vatopedi affair divided into three camps".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: " 'Blessing' sought after the report - The ND deputies pressing for bold initiatives".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Blue (color representing the ruling ND party) report a mockery - Vatopedi: 'Trick' with the political accountability".

    ESTIA: "Blatant partisanism - Five parties, five reports".

    ETHNOS: " 'Hood' on the ministers' accountability - Vatopedi scandal: Blue (ND) absolution for 'guileless' ministers".

    KATHIMERINI: "One scandal, five reports - The parliamentary parties proved to be beneath the circumstances on the Vatopedi affair".

    LOGOS: "One report, five viewpoints".

    NIKI: "They found them all to be blameless - ND refuses to attribute accountability over the Vatopedi affair".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Everyone take part in the rallies by workers, pupils, students - Week of multi-faced action by the class movement", referring to the demonstrations called by the KKE-affiliated PAME throughout the country on Wednesday afternoon, with the central rally to take place at 6:00 p.m in central Omonia Square.

    TA NEA: "Absolution over the Vatopedi affair - ND found only three 'negligent' ministers - Full speed ahead to government reshuffle".

    TO VIMA: "The scandal...buried - ND accepts only faceless political accountability - The five reports to be discussed by the parliament plenary on Tuesday afternoon".

    VRADYNI: "Revolution in chemotherapy - Hope for cancer sufferers from announcements at scientific seminar".

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