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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-03-07

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Papandreou to meet with Sarkozy in Paris
  • [02] "Atlas of Nestos River Fish Fauna" drawn up by Greek and Bulgarian scientists
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Papandreou to meet with Sarkozy in Paris

    Prime minister George Papandreou is scheduled to meet with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris on Sunday evening, following talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday in the Greek premier's ongoing effort to secure the political support of Greece's EU partners. Papandreou will also meet with US President Barack Obama in Washington on Tuesday. After their meeting, scheduled for 6:00 p.m. (Paris time, 7:00 p.m. Athens time) Papandreou and Sarkozy will make joint statements to the press.

    In statements in Paris on the eve of his talks with Papandreou, Sarkozy stated his support for Greece, saying that the European Union must support Greece or risk destroying the euro.

    "If we created the euro, we cannot let a country that is in the eurozone fall. Otherwise, there was no point in creating the euro," Sarkozy stressed, adding: "We must support Greece because they are making an effort."

    [02] "Atlas of Nestos River Fish Fauna" drawn up by Greek and Bulgarian scientists

    The fish fauna of the Nestos River on the Greek-Bulgarian border is characterized by great biodiversity while the presence of many imported fish species (some of them from as far as Asia) on the Greek side of the river has negative consequences on local species and the region's overall ecological balance.

    The fish fauna of Nestos River was "mapped" by Greek and Bulgarian scientists and the common list formed has been included in a book titled "Atlas of River Nestos' Fish Fauna" translated into Greek, Bulgarian and English. The book launch took place on March 1, 2010 in Nea Peramos, near Kavala in northeast Greece.

    The joint list constitutes a useful tool in an effort to deal with the common problems faced by the fish populations on both sides of the river.

    River Nestos has undergone notable environmental changes as a result of human activities that have a negative effect on the fluvial ecosystem, degrade the habitats and alter qualitative and quantitatively characteristics of the fish fauna.

    Based on the study, a total of 20 fish species were recorded in the Greek side of the river, 11 of which are indigenous and the rest come from other ecosystems.

    Project coordinators were Dr. Panos Economidis, Emeritus Professor of Ichthyology in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and Dr. Manos Koutrakis, Associate Researcher in N.AG.RE.F. - FRI from the Greek side as well as, Dr. Apostolos Apostolou and Dr. Millen Vassilev from the Institute of Zoology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Dr. Luchezar Pehlivanov from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Central Laboratory of General Ecology.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    Athens' Sunday newspapers at a glance

    The economy, prime minister George Papandreou's meeting later in the day with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, labor action against the government's measures and opinion polls on the measures were the main front-page items in Athens' Sunday newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Those who illegally gained wealth must pay first - That is how will reduce 200 billion euros of the debt - (Main opposition New Democracy former MP Aristidis and former deputy economy minister from April 1990 to October 1003) Tsiplakos' proposal (in interview with the newspaper) for tackling the crisis".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Incorporations of properties into the city plans in the final stretch".

    AVGHI: "Waves of resistance".

    AVRIANI: "DEKO (public utilities and organisations), state-owned buildings and real estate for sale - Bold privatisations plan with simultaneous exploitation of state property".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "First 'yellow' card for George (prime minister Papandreou) - Grace period for the government ending, according to 'Pulse' opinion poll".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Quo vadis? - The big question on the country's course that now plagues all the Greeks".

    ETHNOS: "The euro-deal and the new painful package (of measures) to be drawn today - The rendezvous with Sarkozy clears up the landscape, with the IMF International Monetary Fund) still on the table".

    KATHIMERINI: "On the razor's edge - The cost of borrowing is the wager".

    LOGOS: "From Merkel (German Chancellor) to Obama (US President) via...Sarkozy (French President) The prime minister's effort ensures the widest possible support".

    NIKI: "George-Brussels 'bras de fer' (armwrestling) - Playing the 'IMF card' in light of the upcoming ECOFIN meeting on March 15".

    PARON: "George is not bluffing - IMF and NEW MEASURES".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Struggle for equality means struggle for popular power-economy - Papariga's (KKE-Communist Party of Greece leader) message for International Women's Day (celebrated this year on March 8)".

    TO VIMA: "The SDOE (special financial crimes squad) returns - List of doctors, lawyers, notaries - 'Raid' on shipowners, Football Club S.A.s and 65,000 businesses for VAT".

    VRADYNI: "Closed professions - All to open in 2010 - Dialogue to begin after Easter (celebrated on April 4 this year), new tumult anticipated".


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