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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-03-27

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

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  • [01] PM Karamanlis confers with agriculture minister
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] PM Karamanlis confers with agriculture minister

    Prime minister Costas Karamanlis met on Friday with agricultural development and food safety minister Sotiris Hatzigakis, who briefed the premier on progress in the developmental program that, he explained, aimed to boost the Greek countryside.

    Speaking to reporters afterwards, Hatzigaklis noted that the "Alexandros Baltatzis" developmental program for 2007-2013 was being updated and "rekindled" for that purpose,

    The minister also said that by summer the subsidies, reinforcements and indemnities in relief to the Greek farmers would be advanced, adding that these would fortify more than half a million Greek farmers.

    Hatzigakis said he further briefed Karamanlis on the national dialogue which was urgently bringing the agricultural problem back to the forefront.

    The problem, he explained, was both European and international, adding that the national agricultural policy council would be restructured through the national dialogue aimed at participational democracy and the participation of the farmers thenselves on the issues that concern them.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Friday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Reactons to the European Court's ruling for equalizing retirement ages among men and women in the public sector, the extraordinary tax on individual incomes and speculation of succession to prime minister Costas Karamanlis at the helm of his ruling New Democracy (ND) party if ND failed to win the next general elections were the main front-page items in Athens' dailies on Friday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Gentlemen's agreement for reduction of prices in supermarkets - It is hoped that the merchants will abide by their word of honor".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Social security issue for women in the public sector and Armed Forces, following European court's ruling against Greece for not applying gender equality".

    AVGHI: "Anti-labor ruling - Following the 'flexibility' of working hours and salaries, the employers are now seeking to 'break' the National Collective Labor Agreement".

    CHORA: "Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown - Agony and insecurity over the equalization of retirement ages".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "The prime minister will not easily abandon politicis, despite the wishes of many".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Hiring of immigrants in the police force - Exclusive: New 'model' (of police) after the 'explosion' in crime".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Second blow against women - Panic in the public sector".

    ESTIA: "Monitoring of the economy benefits Greece - Brussels is not a 'bogieman'."

    ETHNOS: "Succession-mongering to the end - Souflias-Dora: Lunch with meaning, in public view".

    KATHIMERINI: "Towards a gradual equalization of retirement ages - Deliberations between Greece and EU - Additional working years for women in the public sector".

    LOGOS: "Thousands of working women on the razor's edge".

    NIKI: "Souflias-Dora lunch at central Athens hotel".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "United battle by women and men for modern social security rights".

    TA NEA: "Karamanlis the...first course - Dora-Souflias lunch on the 'morning after' in ND".

    TO VIMA: "Rendezvous in the 'display-window' - Souflias-Dora lunch at prominent hotel".

    VRADYNI: "Support for tourism sector - Measures to boost the country's 'heavy industry' approved by Inner Cabinet".


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