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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-01-25

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  • [01] Tsipras meets Palestian Authority FM
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Tsipras meets Palestian Authority FM

    Coalition of the Left, Movements and Ecology (SYN) leader Alexis Tsipras assured Palestinian Authority Minister for Foreign Affairs Riad Al-Malki of his party's solid solidarity and support for the Palestinian people's struggle, during a meeting in Athens on Saturday.

    Tsipras stressed SYN's support for "a people who, these days, are once again undergoing a harsh and inhumane attack by the state of Israel", and expressed hope for positive developments in the immediate future.

    The SYN leader criticized the European Union of "not rising to the circumstances", and hoped that in the future it would take care to at least "listen to its peoples, which all these days have stood at the side of the Palestinian people in solidarity to their struggles", and also expressed hope for "positive developments at international level, waiting to see at leas siome signs of differentiation in US policy, following the election of the new President".

    He said that resolution of the Palestinian problem was a key to peace in the wider region of the Middle East, stressing that "its resolution comes from within the solidarity of the peoples, from within the diplomacy of the citizens, and chiefly from within the unity of the Palestinian people themselves...and we hope that serious initiatives and substantive steps will be taken in the immediate period, in that direction".

    Malki, in turn, thanked SYN for the initiatives it has taken at local as well as European level in support of the Palestinian people, stressing that "the support we seek from the EU is not limited only to the official backing by its member states, but we rely more on the people's spport, the public opinion in the EU, which manifested itself and is being manifested strongly in favor of my people's just demand for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state".

    He further briefed the SYN leader on the Palestinian Authority's efforts for the establishment of a truce, on the need for immediate lifting of the isolation of the Gaza Strip, and the need for the immediate opening of the corridors for the transport of humanitarian aid, as well as on the efforts for attaining a Palestinian national unity, stressing that "the focus of all, and of the international community, must be on the substance, and the substance is the Israeli occupation, which must be ended".

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Sunday edition of Athens' newspapers at a glance

    The ongoing farmers' mobilizations, measures intended by the government in the face of the global financial crisis, and increasing speculation of early general elections were the main front-page items in Athens' newspapers on Sunday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "The 'Rocco' code broken" in the investigations into the Siemens slush fund affair, adding that after 23 months of judicial investigation, tens of millions of deutschemarks have been found in big deposits into bank accounts belonging to 'modernist' politicians and other high-ranking officials of main opposition PASOK party.

    APOGEVMATINI: "We propose Mr. Papoulias (current President of the Republic)".

    AVGHI: "Tough test for at least two years".

    AVRIANI: "The Areios Paghos (Greek supreme court) president uncovered the politicians".

    CHORA: "Last-minute arrangements - Last chance for 660,000 debtors to the state".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Electoral test in the farmers' blockades and the economy".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Elections (early) shelved".

    ETHNOS: "ND (ruling party) giving out checks without collateral to everyone".

    KATHIMERINI: "Scurry of benefits, with eyes turned to elections".

    LOGOS: "Impasse at the blockades".

    NIKI: "Storm of price hikes".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "The farmers' struggle must become a cause for all the workers and self-employed".

    Free Sunday (weekly): Loss of control in the economy".

    TO VIMA: " 'Tsovolas Plan' (referring to former PASOK finance minister) for early elections - The government paving the way to elections with benefits".

    VRADYNI: "What is changing in salaries, pensions".

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