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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-07-12

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] PM Karamanlis in Madrid on Monday
  • [02] Greek U19 team takes the silver
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] PM Karamanlis in Madrid on Monday

    Prime minister Costas Karamanlis will be in Madrid on Monday, for talks with his Spanish counterpart Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and the leader of Spainās opposition Popular Party, Mariano Rajoy.

    The premier will return to Athens later in the afternoon on the same day.

    Karamanlis is also due to visit Rome on Wednesday.

    Caption: File photo of Prime minister Costas Karamanlis of Greece (L) with Spanish counterpart Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero during a visit by the latter to Athens in July 2008. (ANA--MPA/M. Marogianni)

    [02] Greek U19 team takes the silver

    Greece's under-19 basketball team placed second in the World U19 Basketball Championship in New Zealand, losing 80-88 to the US in the final on Sunday.

    The scorers for Greece, in the final against the unbeaten American team, were: Sloukas 17, Pappas 16, Kaselakis 15, Papanikolaou 12, Giankovic 8, Katsivelis 5, Mantzaris 3, Sarikopoulos 2, Papantoniou 1and Georgakis 1.

    The bronze medal was won by Croatia, which beat Australia 87-81.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    Athens' Sunday newspapers at a glance

    The economy, political developments, and continuing revelations on the recently arrested gang of abductors and hired killers were the main front-page items in Sunday's newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "The mafia's collaborators - 'Explosive' names - The EYP's (National Information Service) telephone surveillance tapes of the conversations among the gang members are bringing more arrests".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Audits beginning on 130,000 businesses - State estimates it will collect 5 billion euros from 640,000 natural and legal entities".

    AVGHI: "SYN leader proposes convening of party's Standing Congress in September".

    AVRIANI: "Minister in the then Simitis (PASOK) government in 1996 secured Tromboukis' (a public works sub-contractor and one of the two gang leaders of the abduction ring, together with an inmate in Trikala prison, P. Vlastos) release from prison and immediately assigned to him contracts worth billions in the state 'Themis Construction' company's projects".

    CHORA: "Two people in witness protection program 'burn' the mafia and its connections".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "The world of the underworld - Mafia Greek-style - The tentacles reaching out from inside the prisons and their underground connections with authority".

    ETHNOS: "Opinion poll: For the first time, the majority wants early general elections and is not expecting anything from Karamanlis".

    KATHIMERINI: "Government optimistic on arrest of terrorists".

    LOGOS: "Prime minister planning with March as the horizon, although he cannot rule out early general elections in the autumn".

    NIKI: "The government's last cards before the elections: Law and order, Social security, and Education".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "The aggressiveness of the Capital intensifying - New anti-labor raid on labor relations and social security rights".

    TO VIMA: "The secret agreement between Almunia (EU Commissioner for economic and monetary affairs) and Papathanassiou (Greek economy and finance minister) - Deep cuts in expenditures, but no new taxes".

    VRADYNI: "The new regulations and final decisions on the 'heavy and hazardous' professions and consecutive social security".


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