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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-06-05

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  • [01] Russian President Medvedev sends message of congratulations to Greek counterpart
  • [02] PPC's eco investments
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Russian President Medvedev sends message of congratulations to Greek counterpart

    MOSCOW (ANA-MPA/Th. Avgerinos) - Russian President Dmitri Medvedev hailed in a message President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias's personal and longstanding contribution to the development of Greek-Russian cooperation, while congratulating him on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

    "In all the responsible posts, you always remained a friend of our country," the message said and underlined that "your rich political experience and wisdom as a statesman have given you the prestige due both in Greece and on the international scene."

    An announcement publicised by the Kremlin's Press service on Thursday said that "being a fighter of the heroic Greek Resistance during the years of the Second World War, you contributed to the liberation of Europe from fascism, the defence of the values of freedom and democracy."

    The Russian president's message said that thanks to a great degree to the personal stance of the President of the Republic "relations between Russia and Greece, that are established on a strong spiritual and historic base, are reaching new heights in a strategic partnership relation today."

    The Kremlin's announcement lastly said "we are developing bilateral political dialogue dynamically, we are implementing big joint plans in the energy sector, we are guided by close positions on current international problems, we are working jointly for the consolidation of peace, stability and security on the European continent."

    [02] PPC's eco investments

    The Public Power Corporation (DEH) and its subsidiary DEH Renewables have already started implementing environmental investments amounting to 7,195 million euros in 13 big regions in the country, which will be carried out over the 2009-2014 period.

    According to an announcement, these investments concern the construction of new units for the production of electric power and Renewable Energy Sources projects, whose implementation will yield many benefits for the national economy, consumers and the environment.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Friday edition of Athens' newspapers at a glance

    Main opposition PASOK party leader George Papandreou's speech at the party's main campaign rally in Athens and the SIEMENS case mostly dominated the headlines on Friday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Interview with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis: The scandal-mongering must stop!".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Karamanlis reassures the Greeks: Greece is changing with major infrastructure works that the government plans and implements".

    AVGHI: "Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) in the hearts and in the ballot box".

    CHORA: "Karamanlis' main campaign rally on Friday in Athens".

    ELEFTHEROS: "FinMin Yannis Papathanassiou's interview to newspaper on scandal mongering".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Last opinion polls indicate that PASOK is leading in voters' preference".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Karamanlis shouldered FM Dora Bakoyannis' responsibilities and covers her".

    ETHNOS: "According to new polls ruling New Democracy is sinking ".

    ESTIA: "The results of the last six Euroelections".

    KATHIMERINI: "US president Barack Obama makes historical overture to Islam - He condemned colonialism and spoke about the suffering of the Palestinian people".

    LOGOS: "PM covers Bakoyannis".

    NIKI: "Athens cast its vote - Papandreou's rally in Athens sent the message of victory throughout Greece".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Strong Communist Party for a better future".

    TA NEA: "Polls indicate ND is sinking in the final hour before the elections - The difference (with PASOK) is widening".

    TO VIMA: "Euphoria prevails in PASOK and gloom in ruling New Democracy - Polls indicate government's defeat in Euroelections".

    VRADYNI: "The campaign period closes the same way as it opened, with scandals and mud-slinging".

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