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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-04-06

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

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  • [01] Eels, fish spawn released into Lake Kastoria in ecosystem restoration project
  • [02] Contraband cigarettes
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Eels, fish spawn released into Lake Kastoria in ecosystem restoration project

    Eels and fish were released into Lake Kastoria, northwestern Greece, in an effort to restore its ecosystem that has been disturbed by the extensive use of pesticides in lakeside farms, as well as by urban waste and debris carried by floodwaters following heavy rainfall.

    The local authorities have released into the lake roughly 15,000 eels donated by a fish farm in the western city of Arta, while an estimated 50,000 trout spawn have been released into the lake dams of Vassiliada, Germa and Vrachos.

    The endeavor, launched five years ago, has already given results and will continue until the lake has a satisfactory fish population.

    [02] Contraband cigarettes

    More than 1.5 million packets of contraband cigarettes were seized by police in a warehouse outside Thessaloniki on Monday night, and three people were arrested, police said on Tuesday.

    During a coordinated operation, police arrested a 58-year-old man, his 29-year-old son-in-law and a 31-year-old accomplice were arrested in a rural area of Ionia municipality, and a large quantity of contraband cigarettes were found in a warehouse, while cartons of more contraband cigarettes, of various brands, were also found in two trucks with forged licence plates.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The new taxation system, the Greek deficits, and traffic accidents throughout the Easter were the main front-page items in Athens' dailies on Tuesday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Bloody Easter - More than 1 million cars left Athens - Four people died and at least 8 seriously injured in traffic accidents throughout the country".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Pressure for 40 days - The passions of the Greek economy continue, and the 'Resurrection' still not coming".

    AVRIANI: "State real estate worth 280 billion euros for sale in order to avoid resorting to the international 'loan sharks', and to obliterate the state debt".

    ELEFTHEROS: "More than 50,000 homes up for sale so that the banks will not take them - Their owners, in despair, selling them at knock-down prices to repay their bank loans".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Government 'building' 10 percent tax on illegally enclosed semi-balconies, aiming to collect 2 billion euros for the state deficit via a 'green' fund".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Enclosed semi-balconies: Three conditions for their legalization - Government attempting to circumvent Council of State with a 'green' fund".

    ESTIA: "Change of psychology necessary - The citizens' morale has hit rock bottom".

    ETHNOS: "Seizure of real estate by Tax Bureau - Countdown has begun for 1,521 taxpayers with overdue debts who owe the state from between 10,000 euros to more than 1 million euros and have at least three real estate properties (each) in their possession".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Eurostat reports widening fiscal deficits in 2009 and 2010".

    TA NEA: "Profiteering without...ceiling - Gas: prices reach new heights - Price controls a farce".

    VRADYNI: "New 'Inquisition' for the Greek economy - New borrowing, arrival of IMF (International Monetary Fund) team and Swedish 'suffragan' of the 'triple alliance' (IMF, European Central Bank, EU)".


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