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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-06-25

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  • [01] PM: Measures to boost entrepreneurship
  • [02] Samaras condemns attack at Citizen's Protection Ministry
  • [03] Parliament abhors bomb attack

  • [01] PM: Measures to boost entrepreneurship

    ANA-MPA/Prime minister George Papandreou pledged on Friday that his government will take additional measures to boost the entrepreneurship and competitiveness of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), including a reduction in taxation, when more stable results are achieved in the country's fiscal finances, speaking in parliament during the Hour of the Prime Minister and in reply to a current question tabled by Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) leader George Karatzaferis.

    Papandreou stressed that the country was facing an unprecedented and urgent situation, the confrontation of which requires the contribution of all the social forces. "Unfortunately, we are paying the price of the criminal mistakes and omissions of the previous governments. But we are waging the battle for the restructuring and development of the country's economy," he added.ana-mpa

    The premier noted that the first duty had been to ensure the continued existence of the Greek economy and to avert the threat of default. "It was decided that deep changes are necessary to escape the vicious circle of deficits and tax evasion, and to respect each and every euro of the citizens," he said.

    He also stressed that the first results are "encouraging", adding that "we are on the right path, and the sacrifices are not in vain".

    The changes include an overall simplification of business licensing procedures, clamping down on corruption, and serious bankruptcy legislation, he said, and called on all the political parties and social partners to contribute to the effort and to submit their own proposals for simplification of the procedures and aiming at freeing the forces of the economy.

    [02] Samaras condemns attack at Citizen's Protection Ministry

    ANA-MPa/Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party leader Antonis Samaras made the following statement concerning the explosion at the Citizen's Protection Ministry on Thursday night:

    "It is a hideous and unprecedented criminal attack, that cost the life of a human being and gravely offended the Law and Democracy. In the face of such cases of monstrosity we place the unity of our people and our absolute decision to tackle the evil at its root. I express my deep regret and I jointly suffer with the family of the victim."

    [03] Parliament abhors bomb attack

    Ana-Mpa/The Hellenic parliament and Greek political parties on Friday expressed their abhorrence over Monday night's parcel bomb explosion at the Citizens Protection ministry that killed minister Michalis Chryssohoidis' aide-de-camp, and extended their condolences to the family of the deceased police lieutenant.

    Relevant statements were made by the parliament president and political party leaders who were taking part in the session to discuss current questions tabled by the minor opposition parties during the Hour of the Prime Minister.Ana-Mpa

    "This action and the sick minds that planned and executed it, with the aim of hurting normality in the country, which is struggling to overcome its problems and exit the crisis, is condemned by the entire Greek people and all the MPs of the Hellenic Parliament," parliament president Philippos Petsalnikos said.

    Prime minister George Papandreou, in turn, said that "yesterday we were witness to a random hit and inhuman violence".

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