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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-01-16

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Gov't spokesman on elections speculation, Gaza position
  • [02] Interview with LAOS spokesman Kyriakos Velopoulos
  • [03] Police avert suicide announced by teenage girl in chat-room
  • [04] Athens Mayor presents City Medal to Guyanese President

  • [01] Gov't spokesman on elections speculation, Gaza position

    Government spokesman Evangelos Antonaros stressed on Friday dismissed notions of a "pre-election" climate in the country, stressing that if such a mood is promoted it is certainly not the work of the government.

    Referring to New Democracy MPs' tabled questions on agriculture issues, Antonaros said it is natural in a democracy for parties' deputies to table questions in Parliament and to defend the interests of groups in their election precincts.

    Moreover, he referred particularly to government initiatives in the agricultural sector, underlining that "we have embraced farmers from the first day we assumed the country's reins, and we will continue to do so."

    In response to press questions regarding developments in Gaza and the Greek government's positions, Antonaros referred to Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis' position in Parliament.

    "The Prime Minister, responsibly and without cries and shouts, as some people wanted, made clear his position on these issues," Antonaros concluded.

    [02] Interview with LAOS spokesman Kyriakos Velopoulos

    "Early elections is a one-way street for the government," Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) spokesman Kyriakos Velopoulos underlined in an interview with ANA-MPA. He accused the government of lacking the will to confront business cartels and criticised its reaction to the Turkish provocations. Velopoulos doubted the credibility of the opinion polls pointing out that they will allegedly define the early elections date and called for an understanding between the political party leaders allowing for solutions in the sector of the economy.

    [03] Police avert suicide announced by teenage girl in chat-room

    The Police Electronic Crime Squad in Thessaloniki averted the suicide of a 14-year-old girl who had revealed her intention to put an end to her life to chat-room visitors on the internet. The electronic crime squad officers traced the messages to the young girl's home in the region of Veria, northern Greece, and informed her parents that she was planning to commit suicide.

    [04] Athens Mayor presents City Medal to Guyanese President

    Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis on Friday morning conferred the City of Athens Medal to the visiting President of the Republic of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo, as a token of respect and friendship to him personally and to the Guyanese nation.

    Mayor Kaklamanis and Athens City Council chairman Theodoros Bechrakis received President Jagdeo at City Hall, where they held a meeting on matters of mutual interest.


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