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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-11-15

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Missing man's body discovered
  • [02] Christofias on Cyprus issue
  • [03] Balkan a priority for Athens
  • [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Missing man's body discovered

    The body of a 42-year-old man, missing since Nov. 8, was located on Sunday by a rescue crew in the Belitsa River of Pella prefecture, northern Greece .

    The man was swept away by flood waters while a passenger in a car driven by his 35-year-old wife. His body was found 15 kilometres further down the river from the spot where he disappeared.

    [02] Christofias on Cyprus issue

    Cyprus President Demetris Christofias on Saturday referred directly to the latest developments on the long-standing Cyprus issue, in light of a crucial EU summit in December, speaking on the sidelines of an event in Thessaloniki .

    "We are giving battle to persuade people that if Turkey insists in not cooperating in efforts to find a solution to the Cyprus issue, and to ignore its promises to the European Union and the Republic of Cyprus , that cannot be done without repercussions. The EU will not remain idle; measures must be taken," he said.

    Queried over what measures should be taken if Turkey does not follow through on its commitments ahead of the EU summit, Christofias said this will be discussed by the island republic's national council of political leaders and with the Greek government.

    In reference to the likelihood of a veto, he underlined: "I do not know if a veto exists. What does a veto mean? We may say that we not agree in opening all of the chapters, and some may call this a veto".

    Christofias was declared an honorary citizen of Kalamaria municipality of eastern Thessaloniki during the event.

    Caption: President of Cyprus Republic Demetris Christofias at Macedonia University amphitheatre in Thessaloniki on Saturday 14 November 2009. ANA-MPA/VANGELIS BLENTZAS

    [03] Balkan a priority for Athens

    Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas on Saturday stressed that "the Balkans is our neighbourhood and our top priority, and therefore, Greece must and should play a leading role, as it did in the period 1994-2004," in reference to the previous PASOK governments.

    He was quoted in an Athens daily's Saturday edition.

    On Turkey's upcoming evaluation by the 27 EU members, he reiterated that the judgment must be derived in an impartial manner, adding that "everything is on the table, everything is studied with seriousness and once again the result is up to Turkey".

    Asked about Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's letter to Prime Minister George Papandreou, Droutsas said: "We interpret it in a positive way; however, we are not in a hurry, because Turkey is the one that must show substantial results..."

    [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Sunday edition of Athens ' newspapers at a glance

    The course of the economy, the 2010 draft budget, EU recommendations and developments in main opposition New Democracy (ND) ahead of a leadership election dominated the headlines on Sunday in Athens ' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Police on alert - Extraordinary security measures".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Pensions according to contributions".

    AVGHI: "Government performs (economic) shock therapy".

    AVRIANI: "Prime Minister George Papandreou on collision course with unions, old PASOK and the Left".

    ELEFTEROS TYPOS: "Opinion poll for ND: Reversals and thriller at ballot box".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "And now, we‚re in a hurry".

    ETHNOS: "Storm of measures on all economic fronts".

    KATHIMERINI: "EU: Change state budget".

    LOGOS: "Government opens Pandora's box".

    PARON (weekly): "Nepotism in ND collapsing".

    PROTO THEMA (weekly): "PM‚s legal advisor Glykeria Siouti is lying over newspaper's revelations regarding Siemens Hellas slush funds".

    REAL NEWS (weekly): "They‚re dismantling ND, opinion polls indicate".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "We‚ll give a mass response of struggle in PAME rally Nov. 24."

    VIMA: " Brussels ‚ strict recommendations: Abolish Ministries and reduce armaments".

    VRADYNI: "Raises in salaries, pensions".


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