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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-02-07

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Greek Press Review

  • [01] Greek Press Review

    Athens' Sunday newspapers at a glance

    The austerity measures and the reaction to them, as well as an upcoming draft bill on taxes dominated the front-page headlines of Athens' Sunday newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Pension at 67 with 'extra stamps'! Andreas Loverdos to announce the government's plan for the new retirement age on Tuesday".

    APOGEVMATINI: "The big losers in the new social insurance system. 'Apogevmatini on Sunday' reveals the government's plan for raising the age of retirement".

    TO ARTHRO: "The banks are sinking. Government a spectator as 'blood' flows on Sophocleous [address of the Athens bourse]"

    AVGHI: "Pay them on Wednesday" [article warns that government will face a wave of strike action as a result of the 'shock' cutbacks in wages and labour rights, starting on February 10].

    AVRIANI: "Coronary infarction and cessation of payments in the private sector. Some 70 percent of businesses unable to pay salaries and insurance contributions, 30 percent heading for bankruptcy".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Papandreou's 'I said it, I unsaid it' cost us 825 million euros. We are having to pay dearly for the prime minister's delay in carrying out the things that [former New Democracy premier Costas Karamanlis] was saying before the elections."

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "The blacklisted benefits. Public sector: the special handouts to employees that the government wants to 'trim'".

    EPOCHI: "The 'little pigs' rise up. Public sector strike on Wednesday, 10 February. Major campaign by the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) against the measures."

    ETHNOS: "A clearer picture emerges for wages, pensions and taxation. The finance minister opens his cards to 'Ethnos on Sunday'".

    KATHIMERINI: "Stories of reckless waste. Outrageous benefits, scandalous pay rises and salaries to employees in Parliament and the Greek Railways Organisation (OSE)".

    LOGOS: "A 'storm' brewing for wage-earners, freelance workers. New tax bill to be announced within the week".

    NIKI: "Civil war makes PASOK bleed. Fight to the death between old guard and modernisers".

    PARON: "Cuts to bonuses and holidays! These are the 'benefits' and raises promised by George [Papandreou, prime minister]".

    PROTO THEMA: "Family 'income indicator' of 35,000 euros. Will apply for every family of four with a house and car. Objective taxation system under the new law for those that have avoided taxes so far.

    REALNEWS: "'With our compliments, Mr. Christoforakos'! Wishes and gifts from politicians to 'Mr. Siemens'".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Everyone to the PAME strike on Wednesday on February 10. Universal labour counterattack to the united anti-labour assault".

    TO VIMA: "Operation 'handcuffs' for prominent tax-dodgers and closure for businesses that break the law. Government wants arrests that make an example".

    VRADYNI: "The full plan for pensions. Exclusive: who will see their retirement age go up. What will happen in the heavy and hazardous labour categories. The changes for the armed forces and security services. Who is spared".


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