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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-05-18

Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Ambitious lake restoration project in central Greece
  • [02] LAOS rally in Kavala
  • [03] Superleague play offs
  • [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Ambitious lake restoration project in central Greece

    A large reservoir filling with flood runoff waters is expected to replenish the previously drained Lake Karla, in the Thessaly plain, via an ambitious reclamation project, one aimed at meeting the agriculture-dependent area's irrigation needs. Following its draining in 1962, a portion of the previous lake-bed was cultivated with, however, only mediocre results. Conversely, fish stock expectedly vanished and the region's entire micro-climate was negatively affected, including soil erosion, loss of biodiversity and reduced ground water. ANA-MPA/VASSILIKI PASCHALI

    [02] LAOS rally in Kavala

    Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.OS) president George Karatzaferis on Sunday sharply criticised ruling New Democracy and main opposition PASOK over what he called a phenomenon of nepotism in Greek politics.

    "Neither of the two major parties is able to provide solutions to country's outstanding issues," Karatzaferis said from the northeast city of Kavala, underlining that the issue it is not directly tied to the economy but political.

    Regarding his charges of nepotism, he said that in the past 65 years three families have governed Greece, an unprecedented phenomenon for Europe.

    Asked about the possibility of cooperation with ND after the Euro-elections, Karatzaferis said he feels closer to PM Costas Karamanlis than with Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.OS) president George Karatzaferis

    [03] Superleague play offs

    AEK Athens and Panathinaikos Athens both emerged victorious on Sunday in the Greek Super League play, with both Athens clubs beating out-of-town opponents, the first edging PAOK Thessaloniki 1-0 away and Panathinaikos easily downing Larissa 3-1 at the Athens Olympic Stadium.

    Caption: AEK Athens striker Ismael Blanco (L) and PAOK Thessaloniki defender Stelios Maltezas(R) in a highlight of the match PAOK -AEK for the Greek Superleague playoffs on Sunday 17 May in Thessaloniki. ANA-MPA/ PAVLOS MAKRIDIS

    [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The European Parliament candidate lists for the ruling New Democracy (ND) and main opposition PASOK parties and weekend addresses by prime minister Costas Karamanlis and PASOK leader George Papandreou were the main front-page items in Athens' newspapers on Monday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Who are the candidates, and in what order - Karamanlis, Papandreou announced their Europarliament tickets".

    APOGEVMATINI: "8 changes in construction - The environment, town planning and public works ministry bill to be tabled in parliament in the summer".

    AVRIANI: "Incredible - Large consumers were stealing from the Public Power Corporation (DEN) with system that slowed down meter readings".

    CHORA: "What Reinhard Siekaczek ('manager' of Siemens' slush funds (off-the-book) accounts) told the Greek examining magistrates - Second round of revelations by 'Chora' on the Siemens scandal".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "Karamanlis put the ministers whose names have been implicated in scandals in the background, at the same time taking away from them party activities and a say in the campaign".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Opinion polls and secret polls conducted by Rigillis (ND headquarters) point to electoral 'Waterloo' for ND throughout Attica".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Europarliament electoral tickets with the eyes turned to home".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Balances and agony - Euro-tickets: Karamanlis seeking unity, Papandreou seeking a substantial lead".

    ESTIA: "Political hue in the Europarliament tickets - What ND and PASOK are aiming at".

    ETHNOS: "Message of change and unity - PASOK's Europarliament ticket a political one, but also with a social orientation".

    TA NEA: "PASOK: Overture to society - ND: Return to the 'party'.".

    VRADYNI: "Unity sought - Uphill road to Euroelections for ND and PASOK, with the opinion polls as their 'guide'."


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