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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-02-04

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  • [01] Papandreou to give press conference on Thursday

  • [01] Papandreou to give press conference on Thursday

    Main opposition PASOK party leader George Papandreou will be giving a press conference for the representatives of the mass media at the Zappion Mansion at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 5. The press conference will be broadcast live by the ET1 television channel.

    Meanwhile, proposals aimed at upgrading womenās place were outlined during a one-day conference titled ?Facing the Economic Crisis - Supporting Women? hosted by the PASOK womenās sector.

    Louka Katseli, PASOKās spokesperson on economic issues, maintained that ?the government's economic policies lack of credibility and brought widespread insecurity, putting women in the eye of the storm.?

    Women over the age of 65 are currently in the most difficult spot, while one in three lives in conditions below poverty line, she claimed.

    Socialist International Women, SIW, president Pia Locatelli underlined the need to strengthen the presence of women in executive positions, underlining that research in France has showed that in major companies and organizations ran by women the economic losses attributed to the ongoing global financial crisis were comparatively smaller.

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