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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-06-22

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  • [01] PM meets with UNSG Ban Ki-moon
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] PM meets with UNSG Ban Ki-moon

    UNITED NATIONS (ANA-MPA/P. Panagiotou) -- The Cyprus issue, the FYROM name issue, latest developments in the Middle East and other international problems were at the focus of discussions between Greek prime minister George Papandreou and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during a meeting Monday afternoon (midnight, Greek time) at the UN Headquarters in New York.

    "I had an exceptional meeting with the Secretary General, with whom we discussed a series of matters," Papandreou told reporters after the meeting with the UN chief.

    "First of all we discussed international matters related to the Millennium Goals, the G20 meeting in Toronto, and the need for regulations in the international market, and also the need for resources in the transactions that could be channeled to support development at international level and to investment in the new technology of green growth, and also to contribute to the UN goals, which are combating poverty and aid to the developing countries," Papandreou said.Ana-Mpa

    "We also had the opportunity to exchange views on the recent developments in the Middle East, and naturally we discussed the big issue of Cyprus, on which we stressed our dedication to the effort for a solution, to the effort being made by (Cyprus) President Christofias, which we back. For a solution to the Cyprus problem to be found within the framework of the UN Resolutions and the European acquis, without outside interventions and artificial timetables," the premier continued.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The social security and labour relations bill and reactions, Prime Minister George Papandreou's decision to convert the Presidential Decree on the latter into an amendment, rumours of early general elections, the Siemens scandal and the creation of a Financial Stability Fund, dominated the headlines on Tuesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Maximos Mansion (government headquarters) on fire! Meanwhile the Prime Minister sojourns in New York".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Chaos in civil servants' social insurance ".

    AVGHI: "Government extorts MPs on social security and labour - Retreat after the huge reactions".

    AVRIANI: "Court of Audit General Prosecutor asked (former PASOK government minister Tassos) Mantelis to turn over to the State the money he received from Siemens".

    CHORA: "Crash test under the fear of general elections".

    ELEFTHEROS: "The full text of the social security bill as it was announced by the Finance Ministry".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Papandreou casts down the gauntlet to his MPs - Prime Minister blackmails those who react to the Labour 'Dachau'."

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "15 more years of work for working mothers in public sector".

    ESTIA: "Populists return and hamper the assumption of the necessary measures".

    ETHNOS: "Retirement for everyone at the age of 65 - Reversals for civil servants, too, via express procedures".

    IMERISSIA: "Emergency Financial Stability Fund".

    KATHIMERINI: "Labour relations issue will be voted on in parliament - Prime Minister decided to table the bill in parliament for ratification after the storm that broke out in PASOK".

    LOGOS: "Equalisation of men's and women's retirement age in public sector by 2013".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Protection shield for Greek banks".

    NIKI: "Downfall without.... brakes - George (Papandreou) warns his MPs 'we will all fall together'."

    RIZOSPASTIS: "The people must punish the prevailing policy and the memorandum".

    TA NEA: "Men and women retire at the age of 65 - New social security system in public sector, too".

    TO VIMA: "Shock adjustment for working mothers in public sector".

    VRADYNI: "PASOK's reactions are ridiculous - PASOK MPs react against the changes in labour relations although they voted for the memorandum that contains them".

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