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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-07-07

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

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  • [01] FM honored by AHEPA
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] FM honored by AHEPA

    NEW YORK (ANA-MPA/P. Panagiotou) - The American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association (AHEPA) held its 87th annual congress in San Francisco and elected a new board on Saturday. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis was the person of honour this year, and was presented with the organisation's 2009 Pericles Award.

    "I accept with great pleasure the 2009 Pericles Award," Bakoyannis stressed in a written message to the congress, adding that "it is with profound regret that I shall not be able to attend in person to thank all of you who are giving me such an honour and to express to you my gratitude and my thanks."

    Among other things, Bakoyannis said in her message that "AHEPA represents millions of Greeks from abroad and it has played a wonderful role in cultivating and strengthening bilateral relations between Greece and the United States. The members of AHEPA have not only progressed in the professional sector but they have also succeeded in preserving their Greek roots and values intact and we are proud of this."

    The foreign minister also said that "being the Foreign Minister of Greece, I would like to express my profound admiration and my gratitude for the role that your members are playing in promoting our country, through their actions and words in the United States. In parallel, I would like to reassure you that we in Greece greatly appreciate your achievements and we are proud of the prosperity of the Greek American community."

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Early election speculations and the Siemens bribery and kickbacks affair were the main front-page items in Athens' newspapers on Tuesday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Unbelievable dialogues among the criminals in the hands of the authorities", referring to electronic copies of telephone conversations among the members of the ring that had abducted shipowner Pericles Panagopoulos in January, compiled from months of surveillance leading to their recent arrest.

    APOGEVMATINI: "Professor was selling the Baccalaureate exam topices to pupils in Athens - Greek educator arrested in Geneva by Interpol".

    AVGHI: "Unemployment and poverty for 1 in 4 Europeans".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "SYRIZA (Coalition of the Radical Left parliamentary alliance) at the side of the Indymedia (nes (news blog) anarchists - The last concealing veil has been removed".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "The revelations of the phone taps: Revealing discussions among the members of the organised crime ring".

    ESTIA: "Possible solution on election of President".

    ETHNOS: "The codes of the crime gang - 96 CDs with their lethal discussions brought to light".

    KATHIMIERNHI: "The 'headquarters' of the kidnapping ring is in the prisons - 96 CDs containing orders, by telephone from Trikala prison (where the gang leader is incarcerated), to the gang members".

    LOGOS: "The DNA revealed the 'crime syndicate' - Gang with mafia standards".

    NIKI: "Political 'crash' in New Democracy (ruling party) - Cries of despair from ministers, MPs".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Dynamic popular response with demand of modern-day rights".

    TA NEA: "The revealing dialogues of the mafia".

    TO VIMA: "The 16-member crime ring broken up by EYP (National Information Service) undercover team".

    VRADYNI: "Blood code - In the inner sanctum of the underworld through the telephone discussions among the members of the Vlastos (inmate in Trikala prison believed to be the ring leader) gang".


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