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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-09-15

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  • [01] Mihalis Karhimakis new PASOK National Council secretary
  • [02] Gov't on truckers strike
  • [03] ASE opening: Decline
  • [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Mihalis Karhimakis new PASOK National Council secretary

    -P/Mihalis Karhimakis is the ruling PASOK party's new National Council secretary, following elections held during the Council's session on Tuesday night.

    Out of the 412 registered voters, 342 voted and Karhimakis received 282 votes. In addition, 12 invalid and 48 blank votes were cast.

    "The weight of the responsibility that I am assuming in a very crucial conjuncture for the country is very big," Karhimakis said after being elected secretary.

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    [02] Gov't on truckers strike

    Transport Minister Dimitris Reppas, referring on Tuesday to truck owners mobilisations, said that the requisitioning of trucks does not concern the means alone but the service as well.

    "The requisitioning does not concern the means only, it concerns the service as well. It is not only the vehicle that the transporter is obliged to provide for the transportation task to be carried out, but he has to provide his own services as well. He must carry out the contracts that he has drawn up," he said while speaking to the Flash radio station.

    "We shall not make any move that will give the impression to the representatives of the working people that we are trying to disrupt their front. Whatever issues they have raised for discussion if they concern the opening or not of the market are issues that we do not discuss, the market will open, it will function with open competitive terms, we have not received any proposal for further dialogue. We saw them, we have discussed, we have reached our proposals, we have made them known. This kind of discussion is a discussion which if it has an interest for the transporters as well can take place and be substantive and productive," the minister added.

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    [03] ASE opening: Decline

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Wednesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 0.40 percent, standing at 1,557.08 points at 11:00 am, and turnover at 8.778 million euros.

    All individual sector indices were mixed with the biggest gains in Insurance, up 4.58 percent; and Health, up 1.01 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Oil and Gas, down 1.72 percent and in Telecoms, down 1.17 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 0.27 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.09 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.13 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 23 were up, 35 were down, and 20 were unchanged.

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    [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The procedures for the closure of outstanding tax cases, Tuesday's issue of Greek treasury bills on the international markets, a government meeting on the economy chaired by Prime Minister George Papandreou and a planned increase in VAT on staple goods, and Education Ministry announcements on the changes in the University entry exams, mostly dominated the headlines on Wednesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Who the closure of the last decade's outstanding cases applies to".

    APOGEVMATINI: "New increase in VAT sealed".

    AVGHI: "Local government elections a 'referendum' on government policy'.

    AVRIANI: "Former Prime Minister Costas Simitis' close associate Theodoros Tsoukatos revealed at the parliamentary examination committee on the Siemens Hellas scandal: Apart from Siemens, we received money from others also".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Tsoukatos: "They are lying and are hiding in PASOK - They always receive big sponsorships from private entities ahead of general elections".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "All the provisions for the closure of outstanding tax cases".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Elections a 'referendum' - Prime Minister raised the standard of the local government elections in November".

    ESTIA: "Partisanism dismantled everything'.

    ETHNOS: "Reversals in nationwide university entry exams".

    IMERISSIA: "How the tax for the outstanding cases will be calculated".

    KATHIMERINI: "Education Ministry proposal on changes in nationwide university entry exams".

    LOGOS: "Gas station owners press the government to reconsider the fuel prices ceiling".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Greek state obtained expensive money".

    NIKI: "Government opens war on the guilds".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "PASOK and main opposition New Democracy are to blame that welfare was thrown into the waste bin".

    TA NEA: "Finance Ministry financial crimes corps (SDOE) targets sports managers and football referees".

    TO VIMA: "The crisis struck luxury and brand name products and businesses".

    VRADYNI: "11 percent VAT rate in staple goods increases to 13 percent".

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