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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-11-06

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

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  • [01] ND calls for briefing on foreign policy
  • [02] Stocks end 0.67% higher

  • [01] ND calls for briefing on foreign policy

    Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party on Friday formally requested that a relevant Parliament committee on foreign affairs and defence convene to hear a full briefing on the government's intentions as regards a set of high-profile foreign policy issues.

    ND spokesman George Koumoutsakos expressed concern, asking whether the opening of a new bilateral dialogue with Turkey threatens what he calls the "firm policy" of the previous government, which transformed bilateral issues into EU-Turkish issues.

    Koumoutsakos said Prime Minister George Papandreou should clear this up and at the same time give clarifications as regards any road map he (Papandreou) recommends for Turkey's EU accession.

    On the Cyprus issue, Koumoutsakos called on the Greek prime minister to clarify his position when he speaks of "no guarantor powers" and occupation troops on Cyprus.

    As regards the pending fYRoM "name issue", he stated that the government should clarify whether it intends to abandon UN mediated talks or enter a dialogue in the form of a parallel process.

    He also accused the government of "information shortfalls", referring to a recent letter addressed to the prime minister by his Turkish counterpart.

    [02] Stocks end 0.67% higher

    Stocks ended moderately higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday, with the composite index of the market ending above the 2,700 level, at 2,701.42 points, up 0.67 pct. Turnover was 224.3 million euros, of which 4.2 million euros were block trades.

    Most sectors moved higher, with the Insurance (1.84 pct), Travel (1.73 pct) and Food/Beverage (1.38 pct) scoring the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Telecoms (1.45 pct), Health (1.41 pct) and Constructions (0.55 pct) suffered losses.

    The FTSE 20 index rose 0.80 pct, the FTSE 40 index ended 0.35 pct higher and the FTSE 80 index rose 0.56 pct. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 117 to 95 with another 41 issues unchanged.


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