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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-03-14

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] KKE leader blasts EU
  • [02] Greek tourism on E!Entertainment

  • [01] KKE leader blasts EU

    Communist Party of Greece (KKE) leader Aleka Papariga launched a scathing attack on the European Union, during an address to a meeting of 23 European communist and labor parties on Friday at the KKE headquarters in Perissos.

    Papariga cited opinion polls conducted in European countries to stress that the polls recorded the difficulty in promiting the EU Reform Treaty among the peoples, adding that the disagreements inside the EU were becoming more complex, the difficulties faced by the Treaty were growing, while discussions on the Treaty's prospects were intensifying.

    She said that the communist and labor parties of Europe had proven that they are capable of organising mass European-wide initiatives, stressing that being built upon that experience were the foundations for a more specific discussion on the prospect of a structured cooperation among those parties, in view of the 2009 Europarliament elections.

    Papariga said that the renaming of the Treaty from "Constitutional" to "Reform" aimed at circumventing the obligation of holding referenda, and the Treaty's rejection by the peoples, in a provocative disdain of the peoples will, while it also revealed the hypocrisy of the EU declarations regarding respect of "democracy and the will of the European citizens".

    She further charged that the Reform Treaty was inalienably linked with the Lisbon Strategy, with the demolition of the acquired social, social security and pension rights of the working class, and with full deregulation of the services market in the harsh capitalistic competition.

    Caption: Communist party of Greece secretary general Aleka Papariga at a press conference on Thursday 13 March 2008 in Athens ANA-MPA/KATERINA MAVRONA

    [02] Greek tourism on E!Entertainment

    Greece's Tourism Development Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) signed a cooperation agreement with the E!Entertainment international network serving the sector of entertainment on a 24-hour basis. The one-year agreement provides for the promotion of Greece's new tourism advertising campaign at a European level both on television and the internet, while guaranteeing the GNTO presence in "red carpet" high-level events such as, the film festivals of Cannes and Rome. Moreover, the GNTO will be the main sponsor of the UK, France, Italy and Germany E!Entertainment websites.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo : a view of Milopotas beach on Ios island, Cyclades


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