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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-04-08

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Inner cabinet discusses energy developments
  • [02] Education Minister in Washington
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Inner cabinet discusses energy developments

    An Inner Cabinet meeting on Tuesday discussed energy developments, agreeing to pursue a goal of continuing to promote the country as an energy hub in southeastern Europe.

    Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Development Minister Christos Folias said the government‚s intention and strategy was to ensure ample energy supplies with the least possible emissions at the best possible prices.

    ?At the same time for (Greece) to become a transit centre for delivering energy supplies to our partners in the European Union,? Folias added.

    The Greek minister stressed that Russia was a distinct partner of the EU and of Greece in energy issues.

    [02] Education Minister in Washington

    Greek Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis is expected to arrive in Washington on Tuesday after wrapping up his visit to Chicago.

    Stylianidis is scheduled to visit the Greek Studies Center at Harvard University and meet with US Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Goli Ameri and members of the Hellenic Caucus in the US House of Representatives.

    He will visit Georgetown University and address an event on "Greek education for Greek expatriate children: steps toward the future? hosted by the Greek embassy to Washington in cooperation with the cultural association ?Prometheus?. The education minister will also attend a formal reception hosted by Ambassador Alexandros Mallias in his honor.

    Before departing for New York on Wednesday, Stylianidis will meet with US Deputy Secretary on Education Raymond Simon in Washington and visit the High School of the Future in Philadelphia, established in cooperation with Microsoft.

    Stylianidis is scheduled to complete his visit to the United States on April 14.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    New developments in a doping scandal affecting practically the entire Greek national weightlifting team, following a bizarre letter from a Chinese firm (Auspure Life Science Co. Ltd), apologising for sending the prohibited substance by "mistake" and the resulting furor and calls for stricter measures against doping in sports mainly dominated the front pages of Tuesday's dailies.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "And now, everyday problems are targeted by the prime minister, following the success on the FYROM issue".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Weightlifting a 'China Town' - Chinese assumed responsibility for pills".

    AVGHI: "(Alexis) Tsipras (the leader of the leftist Synaspismos grouping): Call for meeting with the unregistered leftists".

    AVRIANI: "ND-PASOK difference 'locked in' at 3.5 percent despite the government's decline in popularity over social security reforms".

    ELEFTHEROS: "The secret agreement between Costas (PM Karamanlis) and George (main opposition PASOK leader Papandreou) on strengthening the two-party system and shrinking the small parties".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Skopje also entertains territorial claims - Property claims cottage industry being set up in FYROM - Hundreds of families called on to fill in 'applications'."

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Ridiculous reply, signed by 'Su Li', from a Shanghai-based company on the dope".

    ESTIA: "ND identifies with the left - What Simitis (former premier and ex-PASOK leader) writes in his new book".

    ETHNOS: "Chinese lifting the...weight - New development in weightlifting doping case".

    KATHIMERINI: "Alogoskoufis' (economy and finance minister) first backtracking on social security law - Its application to Bank of Greece personnel will be re-examined".

    NIKI: "He's throwing his trump cards onto the battle - Papandreou announces 19 cadres that will comprise his party's shadow cabinet".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "No to the Euro-Treaty and the European Union - KKE event in Athens".

    TA NEA: "Doping scandal: Su Li is to blame for everything", referring to the name of the 'sender' of an e-mail by the Chinese firm.

    TO VIMA: "Doping begins in the schools due to thirst for money and glory".

    VRADYNI: "Doping (currently a misdemeanour under the law) becomes a felony",


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