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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-08-02

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  • [01] Summer holidaymakers
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Summer holidaymakers

    The main bulk of Athenians departed on the weekend for their summer vacations, as well as residents from most urban centers throughout the country.

    The annual mass summer exodus brought droves of holidaymakers to airports and ports, with the Greek islands the most favored destinations.

    Traffic was also heavy along the national highways, with traffic police taking extraordinary measures to facilitate the travelers.

    The hot weather on the weekend was eased by northerly winds, making travel enjoyable for the holidamakers.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    Athens' Sunday newspapers at a glance

    Elections speculation, the economy, and the new flu A/H1N1 were the main front page items in Sunday's newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Early retirement for 8 new 'heavy' professions - Employment ministry ad hoc committee gives green light from the list of 50 first 'heavy and hazardous' professions it is examining".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Sweeping changes before the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF in September where the prime ministers traditionally unveil economic policy for the following year) - Karamanlis changing everything in government, state and party".

    AVGHI: "They're mortgaging the future of the social security funds".

    AVRIANI: "Karamanlis deciding on elections, following PASOK refusal for consensus on President of the Republic and on tackling the financial crisis".

    CHORA: "Reforms-medicines for the crisis 'virus' - Tidying up the economy a big wager for the government".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "The plan for the H1N1 virus - Six scenarios for the pandemic - The inoculations, the quarantines and the disagreements, which bring 'fever' to the political parties".

    ETHNOS: "Doctors put brake on the 'panic virus' over the new flu - MARC opinion poll: The Greek scientists are reassuring".

    KATHIMERINI: "The crisis, the flu and the elections - The government's planning - Turbulence in PASOK's top ranks".

    LOGOS: "The flu killing politics - Political clashes in the midst of summer".

    NIKI: "The economy in 'intensive care' - Collections hit rock bottom, 'dive' in tourism and construction".

    PROTO THEMA: "George (main opposition PASOK leader (Papandreou) going for his annual baths with a 'five-stroke' lead - ALCO: The last opinion poll before the summer vacation".

    Realnews: "Manipulation by no one - Papandreou on businessmen and non-institutional 'centres'."

    RIZOSPASTIS: "The popular movement must demand immediate measures for public health - The KKE on confrontation of the 'new flu'."

    TO VIMA: "Crash and elections - The economic collapse speeding up the developments".

    VRADYNI: "77,500 hirings in 4 months - 'Stage' (work experience) programmes by OAED (state-run Manpower Employment Organisation)".

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