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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-06-23

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Papandreou in Turkey for SEECP summit
  • [02] 2,500-year anniversary of Battle of Marathon
  • [03] DM Venizelos in Abu Dhabi
  • [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Papandreou in Turkey for SEECP summit

    ISTANBUL/ (ANA-MPA)- A.KOURKOULAS-Prime Minister George Papandreou arrived on Wednesday in Istanbul to participate in the Southeast European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Summit which started on Tuesday.

    Papandreou will also meet Turkish president Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. At noon the premier will visit Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos at the Phanar.Ana-Mpa

    A SEECP press conference is scheduled to take place at noon and afterwards the Turkish Prime Minister will host a lunch in honour of the heads of state and government attending the summit.

    [02] 2,500-year anniversary of Battle of Marathon

    The 2,500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon will be commemorated with a number of events to take place at the archaeological site of Delphi, in south-central Greece, on July 2-4 within the framework of the annual European Cultural Centre of Delphi.

    The events include a symposium entitled "Marathon: The Day After", the screening of a movie-documentary entitled "2,500 years since the Battle of Marathon", directed by Maria Hatzimichali-Papaliou as well as an exhibition of paintings and sculptures entitled "Marathon: Eight Greek artists on Marathon".

    Additionally, the National Theatre of Northern Greece will stage Aristophanes' comedy "Acharnians".

    "Generations of people worldwide live and will continue to live with the 'myth of Marathon' and it is very important for everybody to learn the true story of Marathon," Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi President and University of Europe President Helene Ahrweiler said.

    The events will be held under the aegis of the president of the Hellenic Republic and the ministry of culture and tourism.

    Caption: The archaelogical site of the Battle of Marathon tomb /ANA-MPA/PANTELIS SAITAS

    [03] DM Venizelos in Abu Dhabi

    Ana-Mpa/Issues concerning bilateral political, military and economic cooperation between the two countries, as well as the issue of Iran's nuclear programme, the situation in Afghanistan, the handling of international terrorism and the overall situation in the region of the Gulf and the Mediterranean were examined during the meeting Greek Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos had in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday with the heir to the throne, the head of executive power and Alternate Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

    [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The changes to the labor relations bill, social security reforms and reactions, and prospective mergers of Greek banks dominated the headlines on Wednesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Main opposition New Democracy (ND) Congress slogan: 'Full speed ahead for the Greece of Hope'."

    APOGEVMATINI: "The nouveau-poor is PASOK's achievement ".

    AVRIANI: "Turmoil in PASOK - Government makes ridiculous changes in social security bill in order to keep its MPs".

    AVRIANI: "The political system casts off the trash to avoid collapse".

    CHORA: "Troika blackmailing for harsher measures in social security".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Turmoil in PASOK".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Upset in banks - Groundwork lain for changes and mergers".

    ESTIA: "Recreation parks in Athens".

    ETHNOS: "Turn towards colleges offering prospects for work - Crisis changes pupils' preferences".

    IMERISSIA: "Retreat by Moody's: Restructure of Greek debt not in sight"

    KATHIMERINI: "Government attempts to balance between PASOK and troika on the social security and labor reforms".

    LOGOS: "Employment Minister Andreas Loverdos announces 'improvements' in the new labor bill".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "First borrowing test with the issue of 4.9 billion euros interest-bearing state bonds".

    NIKI: "Contract of 'national subservience' - How IMF, European Commission and ECB tied us up hand and foot".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Labor, social security in the guillotine of profit - Government maneuvers and threatens".

    TA NEA: "Labor relations: Changes in labor relations bill a breather".

    TO VIMA: "Troika's burning letter for more cutbacks in pensions".

    VRADYNI: "The masks come off - The imperceptible changes in the labor bill stopped the ....reactions".


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