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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-06-22

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Gov't on PM's briefing of president, illegal migration
  • [02] Govāt on presidential election
  • [03] Gov't on postponement of Erdogan visit
  • [04] ESIEA calls media strike following closure of newspaper
  • [05] Strike due to paper's closure
  • [06] Gov't: Bring Marbles back

  • [01] Gov't on PM's briefing of president, illegal migration

    The prime minister briefed the president of the republic on the results of the recent EU Summit meeting that focused on the issue of illegal immigration, government spokesman Evangelos Antonaros stated, adding that most of Greece's positions which serve national interests and European security were accepted.

    Antonaros stated the government regards as important the fact that, as recorded in the summit's conclusions, countries of origin for illegal migrants or countries transited by them, like Turkey, will be obligated to implement bilateral agreements.

    As regards accusations by main opposition PASOK that the government failed in the EU Summit meeting in Brussels, Antonaros stated that they were hastily made.

    Antonaros underlined that "a common European policy should be reached allowing for the implementation of the right moves that will ease the consequences of the problem in Greece," adding that "other countries have come to realize that the problem is not only Greek."

    He also pointed out that there are "specific commitments we observe and those who submit an application for political asylum have their request examined in the first country they set their foot on."

    [02] Govāt on presidential election

    Government spokesman Evangelos Antonaros cited the statements by the prime minister on Friday, when called on to comment on main opposition PASOK President George Papandreou's stance in support of a second term in office for President Karolos Papoulias.

    Antonaros added that the president is very popular and symbolizes unity, stressing that the ruling New Democracy (ND) will offer him its unreserved support for a second term provided that he wants to stay in office.

    The government spokesman accused Papandreou and PASOK of playing games involving the country's supreme institution.

    [03] Gov't on postponement of Erdogan visit

    A Greek government spokesman on Monday underlined that he has no information beyond the content of a telephone communication between Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday morning, where the latter cancelled a visit to Athens scheduled for the same day due to health reasons.

    Spokesman Evangelos Antonaros was responding to a question on whether he regards the causes that led to the postponement of the Turkish premier's trip as sincere.

    Antonaros added that the "Turkish leader himself stated that he wishes to visit Athens as soon as possible to tour the New Acropolis Museum with PM Karamanlis."

    Moreover, he reminded that the government has no relation to whatever press speculation in the local press regarding the postponement, while calling for an end to whatever misinformation regarding the development.

    [04] ESIEA calls media strike following closure of newspaper

    The Athens Union of Journalists (ESIEA) on Monday called a 24-hour strike beginning at 5:00 the same day until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, in protest of the closure of newspapers.

    The strike call came on the heels of a surprise announcement just hours earlier of the immediate closure of Athens daily 'Eleftheros Typos' newspaper and its sister radio station City 99.5 FM.

    As such, no news will be disseminated by ANA-MPA for the duration of the strike. News from ANA-MPA will be discontinued at 5:00 p.m. on Monday and will resume at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

    [05] Strike due to paper's closure

    The Athens Union of Journalists (ESIEA) on Monday called a snap 24-hour strike beginning at 5 p.m. (15.00 GMT) the same day until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, in protest of the closure of the Athens daily "Eleftheros Typos" and its affiliated radio station.

    The strike came on the heels of a surprise announcement just hours earlier of the immediate closure of "Eleftheros Typos" the radio station City 99.5 FM.

    As such, no news will be disseminated by ANA-MPA for the duration of the strike. News from ANA-MPA will resume at 5 p.m. (15.00 GMT) on Tuesday.

    [06] Gov't: Bring Marbles back

    The Greek government on Monday pointed directly to regurgitated excuses and a continued negative stance by British Museum officials regarding the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles, with a government spokesman stressing that "all excuses used by those who invented different pretenses to keep integral parts of this unique monument outside Greece have failed."

    "They should return them," spokesman Evangelos Antonaros said, referring to the Marbles during the first week of operation for the New Acropolis Museum at the foot of the Acropolis.

    "They (Marbles) should be brought back to Greece to the place they belong. It is unacceptable for a monument to be broken into pieces. I am certain that those who will visit the Museum will not have the slightest doubt that this has to be done and I am certain that in the end it (return of the Marbles) will."

    He also spoke of "desperate efforts by those who have done wrong, to defend their positions."

    Antonaros also expressed certainty that the Museum itself will play a decisive role in demolishing "obsolete positions, ones that will be impossible to defend anymore."


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