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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-05-25

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  • [01] PM: The interest of the country only goal
  • [02] Papandreou addresses Economist conference

  • [01] PM: The interest of the country only goal

    Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis addressed a rally in the Attica town of Aspropirgos on Monday evening, stressing that "our criterion is one alone, the interest of the country. The interest of all the Greeks, we gave this promise and we are keeping our promise."

    The prime minister stressed that handling the consequences of the international economic crisis is a national goal and his main priority.

    Karamanlis said that "I chose to serve my country with responsibility, this is how I realise my duty. This is the path that I have been following throughout my entire political course. I am continuing on this path. The path of responsibility, the path of perspective, the path of the struggle for the country."

    "All of us in the government are focusing our efforts on our country's most painless exit from the international economic crisis, all of us in the government are coordinating our actions to promote a second wave of changes and reforms," he added.

    Karamanlis also criticised the main opposition PASOK party and its leader George Papandreou. He said the main opposition party "has refused and is refusing whatever understanding and whatever assumption of responsibility and is refusing to state a position on the country's crucial issues, while remaining pinned down on refusal even before the biggest postwar challenge, that is confronting the international economic crisis."

    [02] Papandreou addresses Economist conference

    Main opposition PASOK party leader George Papandreou addressed a dinner given in his honour on Monday evening by the Conference of the Economist magazine and underlined the need for the implementation of a new growth model in Greece, Europe and the world.

    "Once, the European Union used to say 'never again war', but today it could say 'never again barbarism which is brought by inequality, poverty, climatic change, the trade of human beings, refugee status, illiteracy and the trade of weapons of mass destruction' and constitute a reply to the handling of globalisation," he said.

    Papandreou also referred to his party's programme which "includes immediate measures to support the economy and big reforms to overcome the crisis."

    The PASOK leader further said that the national strategy for developing the Greek economy are the priorities related to the implementation of "green development", referring to investments in renewable energy sources and new technologies that are environmentally friendly.

    Lastly, Papandreou said that the precondition for all this is "a lawabiding state that will be at the service of the citizen with institutions that will respect him and protect him and will function with transparency and accountability."

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