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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-10-12

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Police operation to locate truck with illegal immigrants seized by gunmen
  • [02] Building activity down 29.1 pct in July
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Police operation to locate truck with illegal immigrants seized by gunmen

    Police were still searching on Tuesday morning for a truck carrying 50 illegal immigrants that was seized by two gunmen from Aliens Bureau police, who were disarmed by the gunmen, in Aspropyrgos late Monday.

    -P/Police had set up a roadblock on the Athens-Corinth national highway after a tip-off that a truck carrying illegal migrants would be passing by the spot en route to Corinth.

    The truck arrived at the designated point at about 11:20 p.m., but the driver, seeing the roadblock, abandoned the truck and ran off, disappearing. One of the police officers, accompanied by a colleague, took the wheel of the truck to drive it to the Aliens Bureau in downtown Athens, but when the truck reached the area of Aspropyrgos, it was cut off by two men in a car ,who fired shots in the air, dragged the police officers out of the truck and took their service guns. One of the gunmen drove off with the truck and the second gunman followed with the car.

    After a chase the gunman in the car, an Iraqi national, was arrested.

    An operation was ongoing to locate the truck with the illegal immigrants and the second gunman.

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    [02] Building activity down 29.1 pct in July

    ANA-MPA/Building activity dropped 29.1 pct in volume in July this year, for a 24.8 pct decline in the January-July period, substantially contributing to an economic recession in the country, the Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Monday.

    The statistics agency, in a report, said a total of 5,156 building permits were issued in July, down 20.1 pct compared with July 2009. Only two out of the 13 regions of the country reported n increase in building volume (Thessaly 9.6 pct, Central Macedonia 4.0 pct), while Attica (48 pct), Western Macedonia (47.9 pct) and Ionian Islands (41.6 pct) recorded the biggest percentage declines.

    In the seven-month period from January to July, building volume was down 24.8 pct and permits were down 10.6 pct. All 13 regions recorded declines.

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    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Speculation of extension of Greece's loan repayment to EU-IMF), National Bank of Greece's capital increase, and ruling PASOK's and main opposition New Democracy's (ND) clash over Eurogroup president Jean Claude Juncker's statements, mostly dominated the headlines on Tuesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Eurobarometer survey: Greece despondent!- 75 percent of citizens experience increasingly negative emotions".

    APOGEVMATINI: "George Papandreou is the prime minister who calls himself the "Prime minister of a country of corruption".

    AVGHI: "Surveillance (of economy) extended - Bad news for state revenues, industrial production and building activity".

    AVRIANI: "Former prime minister and honorary president of New Democracy (ND) Constantine Mitsotakis has become ruling PASOK's 'Trojan Horse'."

    ELEFTHEROS: "Eurogroup president Jean Claude Junker and two foreign newspaper articles burn the liar and saboteur prime minister (Papandreou)".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Papandreou's waterloo with Greece as the victim - He slandered the country and fell into the trap he attempted to set for New Democracy and former prime minister Costas Karamanlis".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Greece, IMF, EU and ECB appear to agree to extension of the repayment period but German Chancellor Angela Merkel is opposed".

    ESTIA: "A decade of taxes ahead".

    ETHNOS: "Fuel mafia's 'golden' tricks".

    IMERISSIA: "National Bank of Greece unlocks door to the interbank market".

    KATHIMERINI: "IMF gives the green light for extension of the repayment period".

    LOGOS: "The extension of the loan repayment period remains open - Revenues collection and containment of expenses below the target".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "National Bank of Greece's successful capital increase changes the climate".

    NIKI: "IMF loosens the noose".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Dynamic mobilisations in many cities of Greece demanding cheap electricity for the people".

    TA NEA: "Triple breather for the economy".

    TO VIMA: EU, ECB and IMF offer extension of repayment period - Vote of confidence in Greek economy".

    VRADYNI: "Unemployment benefit only for a 'select' few - 500 million euros reduction in funding to OAED (Manpower Employment Organisation)".

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