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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-01-10

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  • [01] Alexandria governor honoured
  • [02] Protest held in Athens over Gaza
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Alexandria governor honoured

    Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis on Saturday bestowed the medal of the City of Athens to Alexandria Governor Gen. Adel Labib, who is paying an official visit to Greece. A special ceremony was held at the Athens Town Hall on the occasion.

    Deputy Foreign Minister Theodoros Kassimis, the Egyptian ambassador to Greece, Hamdi Losa, and other officials were present at the ceremony.

    Caption: Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis (L) and Alexandria Governor Gen. Adel Labib at the Athens Town Hall on Saturday 10 Jan.,2009.ANA-MPA/GOULIELMOS ANTONIOU

    [02] Protest held in Athens over Gaza

    A protest march in support of the Palestinian cause and against the latest Israeli actions in Gaza was held in downtown Athens on Saturday, beginning in Syntagma square and ending at the Israeli embassy. The protest was again organised local labour unions, anti-war/anti-globalisation activists and Palestinians living in Greece. Another protest on the same issue was held earlier on Saturday in Thessaloniki.

    Caption: A man holds the flag of Palestine during at a protest march in Thessaloniki on Saturday 10 January 2009 in support of the Palestinian cause and against the Israeli actions in Gaza. ANA-MPA/TAKIS NIKOLOPOULOS

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Saturday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The first meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis, of an inter-ministerial committee on economic policy a day earlier and the latest street violence on Friday by dozens of masked youths in central Athens dominated the headlines in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Establishment of inter-ministerial committee changes economic policy".

    APOGEVMATINI: "What a pity Mr. Putin - Russians conducted joint military exercises with Turkey in Athens' FIR".

    AVGHI: "Dialogue with chemicals! Markoyiannakis' (new Deputy Interior Minister) dogma: Intensification and suppression".

    AVRIANI: "New FinMin Yiannis Papathanassiou's top priorities: Reduction of bank interest rates, liquidity in market and fortification of all small and medium sized enterprises".

    CHORA: "Breathe of life for market -Karamanlis' wager for economy".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Russians stabbed us in the back - Joint Russian-Turkish military exercises in Aegean".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Shock and awe over wasting of state monies".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Riot police's savage attack at education community's protest".

    ESTIA: "New FinMin must review real estate taxes".

    ETHNOS: "Now the government begs bankers".

    KATHIMERINI: "PM calls inter-ministerial committee to estimate size of 'black hole' in economy".

    LOGOS: "Committee on economical policy: They are trying to 'assemble' the economy".

    NIKI: "Torpedoes in the Aegean - A breath away from a hot incident with Turkey".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Social alliance a prerequisite for struggles' effectiveness".

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