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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-02-08

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  • [01] President at Pan-Epirote event
  • [02] Milk consumption statistics
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] President at Pan-Epirote event

    President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias attended an event held Sunday by the Pan-Epirote Federation of Greece at the Peace and Friendship Stadium near Piraeus.

    The event, which brought together thousands of Epirotes to enjoy local dances and songs and the cutting of the Federation's annual New Year pitta, was also attended by interior minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos, employment minister Fani Palli-Petralia, deputy foreign minister Theodors Kassimis, deputy economy minister Antonis Bezas, ruling New Democracy party secretary Lefteris Zagoritis, and numerous MPs.

    [02] Milk consumption statistics

    Low-fat milk is preferred by a majority 39.7 percent of Thessaloniki consumers, with the biggest proportion (71.9 percent) consuming between half a liter to one liter per day, according to the results of a market survey that were presented on Sunday in the context of the Zootechnia exhibition.

    The survey was conducted by the polling company "Interview" on February 5 in the northern Greek capital, on a sampling of 405 adults.

    Also, the majority of consumers opt for milk produced by the major dairy companies, purchased usually from neighborhood supermarkets or large supermarket chains, with a preference for tetrapack packaging.

    According to the survey, most consumers believe that milk is expensive in Greece, but concede that price does not comprise the criterion in their choice of milk brand.

    The survey further indicated that 45.5 percent of Thessaloniki inhabitants purchase milk daily, 27.3 percent every second day, 17.4 percent once a week, and 9.9 percent once a month.

    Regarding daily milk consumption, 71.9 percent of the respondents said they consume between 1/2-1 liter per day, 19 percent condume 1-1 1/2 liter daily, 5 percent consume 1 1/2-2 liters daily, and 4.1 percent consume 2 liters or more daily.

    Also, 39.7 percent consume low fat fresh milk (1.5 percent fat), 34.7 percent consume full fat (3.5 percent) fresh milk, and 7.4 percent consume non-fat (0 percent) fresh milk, while 3.3 percent consume full-fat concentrated milk, 4.1 percent consume low-fat concentrated milk, 9.1 percent consume UHT milk, and 0.8 percent consume chocolate milk.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Sunday edition of Athens' newspapers at a glance

    Political developments and speculation of early general elections, and the state of the economy were the main front-page items in Sunday's newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Euro-elections test for Karamanlis - If the Cassandras (doom-sayers) are belied on early general elections...".

    APOGEVMATINI: "10,000 new jobs in tourism sector - Measures to fortify the low-salary and pension earners".

    AVGHI: "They're toying with elections, investing on the crisis".

    AVRIANI: "Electoral alert following the narrowing of the gap (main opposition PASOK's lead over ruling New Democracy) in opinion polls".

    CHORA: "New scales in pensions - Governmental turn-about to social policy".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Early elections prospect 'burned' - Difference (PASOK lead over ND) at 3.9 percent in event of national elections, at 2.8 percent in event of European Parliament elections".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "First threat: Dismissal - Survey: SOS for the Greek worker and the crisis - Instead of the salary, the priority now is on keeping his job".

    ETHNOS: "Karamanlis' final dice roll for early general elections - He's giving out 'tax-exemptions', promising hirings, and awaiting the (new) opinion polls".

    KATHIMERINI: "Commando 'patrols' by ELAS (Greek Police) aroud the police stations" after the recent attack by an urban guerrilla attack on the Korydallos police station.

    LOGOS: "Election-talk and financial crisis causing...introversion in ND".

    NIKI: "The government falling apart - Mutual backstabbing among ministers aimed at 'succession' of Karamanlis (at the party helm)".

    PROTO THEMA (weekly): "Bankruptcy due to lack of governance".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Popular alliance and struggle against the black front comprising ND, PASOK, EU and SEB (Federation of Greek Industries)".

    TO VIMA: "The duel begins - PASOK and Karamanlis ahead (in opinion polls)".

    VRADYNI: "Who will pay fewer taxes - Those who will benefit from the economic policy arrangements".

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