HR-Net - Hellenic Resources Network Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Browse through our Interesting Nodes on Greece
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Saturday, 16 December 2017
 
News
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  Announcements
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Hosted
  Mirrored
  Interesting Nodes
Documents
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  Constitutions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Other
Services
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts
  Tools
  F.A.Q.
 

Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-06-30

Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] PM defends measures during debate on transparency
  • [02] Commission extension for Greek bank support measures

  • [01] PM defends measures during debate on transparency

    (ANA-MPA) -- A draft bill dubbed "Programme Clarity" prompted heated arguments when it was tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, including an intervention by Prime Minister George Papandreou in defence of government measures that he said were imperative for rescuing the country.

    "The common denominator in all that we do is transparency everywhere. All our choices are aimed at one goal, to permanently change Greece. To enable it to stand firmly on its feet and emerge from the crisis into which it was led by the old, bankrupt, opaque and clientelist political system and, above all, to create prospects for it," Papandreou underlined.

    The draft legislation tabled by Interior Minister Yiannis Ragoussis will make it mandatory for all acts by administrative and government organs to be posted on the Internet, in addition to existing forms of publications such as the government gazette, in a bid to boost transparency throughout the public sector.

    [02] Commission extension for Greek bank support measures

    BRUSSELS (ANA-MPA) -- The European Commission on Wednesday approved an extension, until Dec. 31, 2010, of a series of support measures taken by the Greek and Polish governments to aid domestic credit institutions.

    Additionally, the Commission also extended bank guarantees instituted by the Netherlands and Slovenia.

    In terms of Greece, the initial series of support measures were taken on Nov. 19, 2008 and granted subsequent extensions on Sept. 18, 2009 and Jan. 25, 2010.

    The support measures consist of a recapitalisation scheme, a guarantee scheme and a bond loan scheme, according to the Commission.


    Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    ana2html v2.01 run on Wednesday, 30 June 2010 - 14:30:57 UTC