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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-08-21

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

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  • [01] Opposition blasts updated memorandum
  • [02] German hiker found safe on Crete mountain

  • [01] Opposition blasts updated memorandum

    Opposition political parties issued stern reactions on Saturday following the previous day‚s unveiling of the closely watched updated memorandum between the Greek state and the "troika", a landmark set of obligations that must be met to ensure continued emergency loans offered to the country.

    Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party spokesman Panos Panayiotopoulos emphasized that the latest memorandum merely "brings our people more problems ... those who voted for it (memorandum) should consider their responsibility. New Democracy insists that there is another path for the country, and it has also proposed specific measures."

    A statement by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) stated that the memorandum "is yet more proof of the barbarous and anti-popular measures have no end."

    The Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) party said the government and troika have failed in their policy "and have decided to implement new measures, absolutely in the same dead-end direction of the up-until-now memorandum".

    [02] German hiker found safe on Crete mountain

    A 19-year-old German hiker was found safe and well by a rescue team just after midnight on Saturday after getting lost on the southern slopes of Mt. Psyloriti on Crete earlier in the afternoon. The teen had earlier called his father via cellphone, with the latter contacting police in the area.
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