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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-02-08

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  • [01] PM to chair meeting on tax, income policy
  • [02] Farmers keep Promachonas closed
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] PM to chair meeting on tax, income policy

    Prime minister George Papandreou will chair a governmental meeting on taxation measures and income policy on Monday, while the final decisions will be announced by the end of the week.

    On Monday afternoon, an off-the-agenda discussion on migration policy will take place in parliament, at political party leaders' level, at the initiative of Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) leader George Karatzaferis.

    [02] Farmers keep Promachonas closed

    Protesting farmers remained at Promachonas border post on Monday, blocking trucks from passing through the border. The Ormenio checkpoint in Evros prefecture was open however, although farmers kept their tractors lined up on both sides of the road. The road passing through the Doirani border post in Kilkis prefecture was open throughout the night.

    In Grevena prefecture, farmers with 40 tractors remain on the Egnatia road and at the Servia bridge but without disrupting traffic.

    Thessaly farmers kept closed the Athens-Thessaloniki highway at the Nikaia and Microthebes intersections.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The crucial week for the Greek economy starting Monday and peaking with the EU Summit on Feb.11, the changes in social security policy and the new taxation scale, and moblisations planned by unions in protest of the government's new measures dominated the headlines on Monday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "What the new taxation bill foresees".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras proposes seven recovery measures for the economy".

    AVRIANI: "Big investors 'exported' 10 billion euros to tax havens (Switzerland and Cyprus) in two months!!!".

    CHORA: "Tax-free ceiling with '5-speed' receipts between 1,600 and 12,000 euros".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Controversy in ruling PASOK over the harsh measures - PASOK's secretary points to the exit door for those who disagree".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Civil servants, military officers and women will need to work an additional 5-10 years before being eligible for retirement".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Social security: Tough decisions and harsh reactions".

    ESTIA: "The way out of the crisis - Room for improvement exists".

    ETHNOS: "The changes in social security to be implemented in four phases - Government's final proposal to be tabled on Tuesday in parliament".

    IMERISSIA: "The new taxation scale - Reversals in incomes and real estate".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "EU plan to shield against the speculative attacks".

    TA NEA: "The three secrets of the new taxation scale".

    VRADYNI: "Society in turmoil - Government's unity at risk due to the harsh measures".

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