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

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  • [01] Papandreou-Gul meeting in Istanbul
  • [02] Kapralos re-elected president of FESE

  • [01] Papandreou-Gul meeting in Istanbul

    ISTANBUL (ANA-MPA) -- Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou was received here on Wednesday by Turkish President Abdullah Gul, who expressed strong support for the strengthening of bilateral cooperation.

    Gul underlined the importance of the agreements reached in Athens during a recent visit of Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan and referred to the "very good relations" between Greek and Turkish entrepreneurs. He also cited existing cooperation in the energy infrastructure sector. (ANA-MPA)

    Finally, Gul thanked Athens for the assistance provided to Turkey in its course toward the EU and underlined Turkey's will to reciprocate by supporting Greece to deal with the ongoing economic crisis.

    The Turkish president told Papandreou that "Turkey had faced similar problems in 2001, possibly even tougher ones, because it did not have the European support but (the country) managed to overcome them."

    Papandreou arrived here on Wednesday to participate in the Southeast European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Summit, which started on Tuesday. (ANA-MPA)

    Caption: ANA-MPA photo / S. PANTZARTZI

    [02] Kapralos re-elected president of FESE

    (ANA-MPA) -- Spyros Kapralos on Wednesday was re-elected president of the Federation of European Stock Exchanges (FESE) for a second term, after a unanimous vote of the general assembly in Brussels.

    Michael Ball, chief executive of the Vienna Stock Exchange, was also elected as vice-president of FESE, replacing Franck Gerstenlager.

    Kapralos, president of the Athens Stock Exchange, who began his term in June 2008, referred after completion of the voting to a "special honor for me and our country ... I believe the opportunity is given to me to continue efforts for an effective revision of MiFID, a project aimed at strengthening transparency in transactions and improving quality of services and information offered to investors throughout Europe. It is of particular importance for all FESE members to deal effectively intensifying competition in organized markets from increased out-of-the-market transactions and to strengthen inspection by supervisory authorities, mainly of non-supervised transaction platforms.

    "This day also important for another reason: After my positive recommendation, the Istanbul Stock Exchange was accepted as a member of FESE, a significant step for the Federation of European Stock Exchanges".

    FESE represents 42 stock exchanges, bond, derivatives and products markets form the EU and emerging European markets.

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