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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-08-31

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  • [01] State to buy 126,000 PCs for 7th graders
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] State to buy 126,000 PCs for 7th graders

    Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis on Monday was briefed by Economy and Finance Minister Yiannis Papathanassiou and Education Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos, during a meeting at the Maximos Mansion government house.

    Afterwards, Spiliotopoulos told reporters that 126,000 PCs will be allocated to 7th grade pupils around the country, with coupons being distributed that allow them to acquire the PC and 16 included software programmes.

    Papathanassiou said the programme is budgeted at 68 million euros and will be funded by 4th CSF monies.

    Additionally, junior high school textbooks will be distributed in electronic formats.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' newspapers at a glance

    True to form, press speculation over early elections and a cabinet reshuffle, along with economic issues and trends mostly dominated the headlines on Monday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Measures for the economically weaker to be announced by PM".

    APOGEVMATINI: "What ministers want: Elections now or in March, or, maybe a reshuffle?"

    AVRIANI: "Siemens affair bombs exploding in tandem with elections".

    ELEFTHEROS: "(Former minister Michalis) Liapis: Souflias, Dora should assume their responsibilities (in reference to ministers George Souflias and Dora Bakoyannis)".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Tension in (ruling) New Democracy as Karamanlis delays decisions".

    ESTIA: "Thessaloniki (International Fair) a 'guillotine', as it hides dangers for PM".

    ETHNOS: "Dissent over (timing) for early elections. (PM Costas) Karamanlis indecisive".

    TA NEA: "ND grassroots 'rebellion' against early elections, as Karamanlis readies for ballot".

    VRADYNI: "Week for final decisions by prime minister".

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