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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-04-14

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Lang on Marbles return
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Lang on Marbles return

    Well-known former French culture minister Jack Lang met on Sunday with Greek Culture Minister Michalis Liapis in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, on the occasion of the European Theatre Awards' closing ceremony.

    During the meeting, Lang again referred to the return of the Parthenon Marbles, stressing that "it's Britain's duty to hand over to Greece the marbles. The marbles belong to a monument that was looted in the past, during a period of colonialism."

    Liapis expressed his pleasure with the meeting, calling Lang one of France's pre-eminent figures in the field of culture.

    "The relationship between the two countries was and is excellent in all sectors and in culture in particular. I briefed him about Greece's major interest in the Parthenon Marbles and he expressed his understanding, voicing his support for our national efforts, even more now that the New Acropolis museum will open to public," Liapis said.

    Caption:ANA-MPA/EPA file photo of former French culture minister Jack Lang

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The new round of talks on the FYROM name issue to begin in the next few days, under UN special mediator Matthew Nimetz, and the new reforms the New Democracy (ND) government of prime minister Costas Karamanlis is planning, were the main front-page items in Monday's dailies.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Public sector: Promotions process begins for civil servants, department heads".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Karamanlis' popularity skyrockets, from 50.5 percent in February to 61.1 percent in April".

    AVRIANI: "Karamanlis planning expansion to the Center, and benefits - The strategy for double elections in Spring 2009".

    CHORA: "Ring around the...MIG (Marfin Investment Group) - The entire behind-the-scenes", opining that "road corridors, casinos, marinas, energy, real estate, 'choice' pieces of the public sector, coastal shipping, procurements, banks and infrastructures are formulating new alliances in the country's business scenery, setting in motion developments in the field of mass media, and are harbingers of developments in the effort of major business groups for control of the political authority".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "The US determined to close the Skopje name issue quickly, and incorporate the 'concoction' state in NATO as soon as possible".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "The uprising of the enclaved - The citizens attempted a 're-takeover' of the city on the weekend, with baby buggies on central Academias street and basketball baskets along the main street in Pangrati", adding that "Athens, albeit for just a little while, became a human city, during a small basketball fest".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Mr. Siemens Hellas (Volker Jung, Siemens former board member) an agent - New turn in the case, with revelations by Der Spiegel", adding that Jung's name was well-known to Eleftherotypia's readers since January 2008 for his decisive role in the case of the German colossal's 'black funds', and now Der Spiegel reveals that Jung, closely networked for decades with the German intelligence service BND, was its 'contact' in the central board of the Siemens group.

    ESTIA: "Political timidity by the government - Populism making difficult the taking of measures".

    ETHNOS: "Blind date on the FYROM issue - The Americans imposed new round of negotiations".

    TA NEA: "The terror of the '150' hits Karamanlis - ND froze from Tatoulis' (ND deputy) attack" on the government.

    VRADYNI: "Social security reforms: The plan for the changes in the public sector - The issue will open after the Easter break".


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