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

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  • [01] Karamanlis meets with NATO Secretary General
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Karamanlis meets with NATO Secretary General

    Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis met Monday morning with visiting NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at the Maximos Mansion.

    No statements were made after the meeting.

    Karamanlis was also due to meet later with visiting Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico, followed by statements to the press ahead of a working dinner.

    The prime minister is further scheduled to meet on Wednesday with the new Cyprus President Demetris Christofias, who will be on an official visit to Greece on March 4-6. The two leaders will hold a joint press conference after their meeting, followed by a working dinner.

    Caption: Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis (R) and NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer(L) on Monday 3 March 2008 at the Maximos Mansion. ANA-MPA/GOULIELMOS ANTONIOU

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The FYROM name issue and US pressure to Greece to solve the problem, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis' meeting with visiting NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer on Monday, and poll results indicating SYRIZA's (Coalition of the Radical Left) rise in popularity coupled with a decline of the two mainstream parties (ruling New Democracy and main opposition PASOK) dominated the headlines on Monday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "FYROM name talks at zero point - Veto on the horizon after the rift - NATO secretary general in Athens on Monday".

    APOGEVMATINI: "SYRIZA threatens to surpass PASOK in popularity - PASOK in panic over SYRIZA's rising popularity".

    AVRIANI: "Tsipras (Synaspismos party newly-elected leader) phenomenon will halt only if PASOK's dreary 'cast' feigning leadership retires".

    CHORA: "Cheap cars for families with three children - Significant reductions for 150,000 parents".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "NATO chief's crucial meetings in Athens with premier and Foreign Minister".

    ELEFTHEROS: "NATO 'rockets' against Greece after the breakdown of the FYROM name negotiations".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "March brings price hikes of up to 16 percent in hundreds of staple goods".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Bipartisanism's decomposition - ND, PASOK's dramatic slump in popularity".

    ESTIA: "Unbearable pressures on Greek government over FYROM name- Americans send message to Greece to not veto (FYROM accession to NATO)".

    ETHNOS: "Mass retirements in public sector - Panic over government's pending social security reforms".

    TA NEA: "Opinion polls force (main opposition PASOK leader George) Papandreou to set up a 'hit squad' - Papandreou prepares major changes in PASOK"

    VRADYNI: "The toughest battle over FYROM's name - FYROM responsible for the negotiation's fiasco in New York ".

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