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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-05-26

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] The lighthouse at the 'End of the World'
  • [02] SYRIZA can reverse forecasts
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] The lighthouse at the 'End of the World'

    The lighthouse on Cape Tenaro, southern Peloponnese has been totally restored and renovated by the Ekaterini Laskaridis Foundation in cooperation with Merchant Marine and Defence Ministries and the Lighthouses Service. The once abandoned lighthouse now has its own full-time guard.

    Cape Tenaro, 'The end of the world' and also known as Cape Matapan, is the southernmost tip not only of mainland Greece, but also of Europe. Located in the Eastern Mani in Laconia prefecture, it is referred to consistently in ancient and modern Greek history since it was first mentioned by Homer in his 'Illiad'.

    Caption: A photo of the lighthouse on Cape Tenaron, southern Peloponnese on Monday 25 May 2009. (ANA-MPA/N. Kotsiaris)

    [02] SYRIZA can reverse forecasts

    Coalition of the Left, Movements and Ecology (Synaspismos) party President Alexis Tsipras addressed employees of the Informatics Systems General Secretariat on Monday, saying that the Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) "can reverse predictions and lay the foundations in the coming elections for a new momentum of the radical left."

    Tsipras said that "what is important is not so much SYRIZA preserving its percentages, but creating the preconditions for a big change in the country's political affairs, because this has to do with the needs of the many and with the needs of society."

    He also claimed that as of June 8 the government "will be preparing a new tax raid on those who do not have and on those who are not privileged."

    Caption: Synaspismos leader Alexis Tsipras takes off his helmet after his arrival in Egaleo, Athens district on Monday 25 May 2009. ANA-MPA/SYMELA PANTZARTZI

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The IMF forecasts on the Greek economy, and the European Parliament elections campaign dominated the headlines on Tuesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "6,000 new professionals (doctors, lawyers, engineers, pharmacists, vets, etc.) will receive 15,000 euros subsidy".

    APOGEVMATINI: Interview with president of Muslims Union in Greece Mehmet Imam on the recent incidents in Athens".

    AVGHI: "IMF recommends abolition of social state by 2012, privatisations and social security under private and financial criteria".

    AVRIANI: "Abstention deludes the polls - Nobody can be definite on the outcome".

    CHORA: "Shocking revelations on SIEMENS slush funds ".

    ELEFTHEROS: "We Greeks will not become strangers in our own country - Rage against illegal immigrants' behaviour".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "IMF recommends harsh measures and demands 12 billion euros until 2012".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "4 billion euros taxes per year - IMF: Freeze salaries in public sector, make cutbacks in private sector too".

    ESTIA: "Politicians do not inspire the citizen - People are in despair".

    ETHNOS: "IMF report vitiates government's propaganda".

    KATHIMERINI: "IMF recommends freezing of salaries and pensions - Long-term plan to reduce the debt".

    LOGOS: "Austerity recipe - IMF foresees negative growth rate of -2 pct for economy, and 6 percent deficit".

    NIKI: "Ruling New Democracy attempts to improve its image".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Call for mass participation in Euroelections and vote for Communist Party of Greece".

    TA NEA: "Harsh austerity after the Euroelections".

    TO VIMA: "Muslims living in Athens demand a mosque and a cemetery ".

    VRADYNI: "The two mainstream parties' main competitor in the Euroelections is the low level of rallying among their supporters".


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