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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-08-07

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From: The Athens News Agency at <>


  • [01] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Friday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The IMF (International Monetary Fund) report and proposals on the Greek economy, the changes in the Armed Forces leadership, elections speculation and Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin's visit to Turkey were the main front-page items in Friday's newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "The new Armed Forces leadership counter to the Turkish provocations - Major changes at the top decided by KYSEA (Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence)".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Terrorist hit rehearsal - Two men on motorcycle attempted to test the reflexes of the development ministry's special guards".

    AVGHI: "They're 'scratching away' at our pockets - Government reviving the 'scratch' lottery card, anticipating 200-300 million euros annually in revenues in order to tackle the 'black hole' of the deficits".

    AVRIANI: "The new chief of the GEETHA (General Defence General Staff ) a Greek 'hawk' - The selection of Lt. Gen. Ioannis Yiagos to the Armed Forces leadership a message to Ankara".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Caution! You're hitting rock bottom in the economy - New warning by the IMF".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "The partially enclosed balconies (which have been completely enclosed without a relevant building license, and have been 'legalised' under a recent arrangement by the environment, town planning and public works ministry) up in the air - Notaries refusing to make transfers (of ownership of apartments or houses with such enclosures), seeking absolution from any legal accountability".

    ESTIA: "There is a solution for taxation - The establishment of a uniform low coefficient".

    ETHNOS: "Transfers 'business' at the (Greek) Pentagon - Political favors for 'friends', despite defence minister Meimarakis' assurances", adding that 5,364 conscripts were transferred from the army to the Nay and Air Force in the past 12 months.

    KATHIMERINI: "Energy upset by Putin and Erdogan (Turkish prime minister) - Displeasure in Athens", referring to the go-ahead Putin signed a protocol with Erdogan in Ankara on Thursday to start geological exploration in Turkey's Black Sea waters for the South Stream natural gas pipeline, just as the Russian government in Moscow formally announced its rejection of participation in the European energy charter adopted in 1991.

    LOGOS: "IMF forecasts for Greece a deep recession and increase in unemployment - It proposes abolition of the Christmas and Easter bonuses".

    NIKI: "IMF warning bell calling for harsher measures - Report on Greece forecasts lengthy recession".

    PARASKEVI+13 (weekly): "PASOK's candidates - They're drawing up and re-drawing the lists" of candidates for parliament, in a flurry of preparedness for early general elections.

    PARASKINIO (weekly): "No summer holidays for the political parties - Full development of their elections strategies".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Harsher measures planned by New Democracy (ruling party), PASOK (main opposition party) - IMF report".

    TA NEA: "The (legalised) semi-enclosed balconies up in the air - The Souflias (environment, town planning and public works minister) 'arrangement' brought chaos".

    TO VIMA: "Pre-election 'exercises' in state and party (ND) - Secret meetings".

    VRADYNI: "Science beats AIDS - The cure just a matter of time".

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