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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-12-18

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  • [01] Inner Cabinet meeting focuses on tourism
  • [02] Papoulias receives "G-700"

  • [01] Inner Cabinet meeting focuses on tourism

    The inner cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis met Thursday focusing on the adoption of measures in support of the tourism sector in response to the unfolding global financial crisis. In statements made afterwards, Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos referred to the injury of a teen student Wednesday night in Peristeri, Athens expressing the government's sympathy and support to the youngster and his family. He stressed that the injury sustained was superficial and that the case is investigated to be cleared up quickly and in depth before a police bulletin is issued. Pavlopoulos underlined that "the incident should make us realize how fragile and priceless social peace is," adding that "at these crucial times, we have a duty to protect it and think where acts of raw violence can lead." "We should protect social peace which is a right that belongs to all of us," he said, adding that "each one have their share of responsibility, the government first and foremost."

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of an Inner Cabinet meeting

    [02] Papoulias receives "G-700"

    President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias received a delegation of the "700-euro Generation - G-700" citizen movement at the Presidential Mansion on Thursday. Papoulias stressed that he is aware of their efforts pointing out that that they are the "pioneers in a very important struggle". "I believe that what you call the 'inter-generation justice' is part of social justice," he said, adding that they "spearhead the struggle for social justice". President Papoulias also referred to his experience of the 1968 uprising in Germany, stating that it was an ideology-based confrontation with the German establishment, while adding that the young generation back then was not facing the problem of ensuring the means for a dignified life. "I am certain that after 1968, the German society became richer in ideas," the president stressed, adding that "your struggle will also make the Greek society richer in ideas and more determined when it comes to decision-making." On their part, the "G-700" representatives pointed out that their generation is the big loser in Greece because they grew up in affluence, pointing out that "it was a fake prosperity." They condemned the recent street violence, calling on the politicians to stop burdening the young with their political choices and start planning the country's future based on justice. Referring to the protesting youngsters they stressed that they can claim the future they deserve through social awakening and peaceful struggles while assuming their share of responsibility.

    Caption:ANA-MPA file photo of President of Republic Karolos Papoulias.

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