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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-10-19

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Samaras: "Our antidote is progress"
  • [02] Homeless in urban centres: Victims of the economic crisis
  • [03] ASE opening: Rise

  • [01] Samaras: "Our antidote is progress"

    -PA/Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras on Tuesday accused the government of preparing new harsh tax measures, during his tour of the northern Attica suburb of Halandri.

    During his visit to the Halandri City Hall, Samaras charged that PASOK was preparing society for new tax storm that will result in a new hike in unemployment and suffocation of the market.

    The ND leader called on the citizens to back his party's programme in the local government elections in November which, as he said, leads to growth, and to vote against PASOK's policy.

    "Our antidote is progress," stressed Samaras, predicting that the "Greek people will hoist the flag of development and will show the 'red card' to PASOK and the mistaken measures on which it is insisting".

    More details on the subscriber's page of APE-MPE | Subscription request form

    [02] Homeless in urban centres: Victims of the economic crisis

    The number of homeless in Athens increases every day and the situation is terrifying. The economic crisis has not only stricken the major cities but also smaller municipalities in the environs where the phenomenon was unknown until recently.

    "The situation has escalated. The economic crisis has changed the quality and the identity of the homeless. In the past, the homeless were mostly alcoholics, drug addicts or people facing psychological problems. Now we see elderly people, migrants and people who have lost their jobs or their house," Homeless Support organisation member Vassiliki Tzanakou told ANA-MPA

    According to FEANTSA (European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless ) estimates, the number of homeless in Greece has reached approximately 20,000 people, excluding refugees and migrants, while the number of street homeless people and those in transitory shelters in the city of Athens is approximately 11,000 (3,000 Greeks and 8,000 foreigners).

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    [03] ASE opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Tuesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.96 percent, standing at 1,572.22 points at 11:00 am, and turnover at 19.720 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Public Utilities, up 1.53 percent; and Banks, up 1.30 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Personal and Household Goods, down 0.62 percent and Oil and Gas, down 0.23 percent

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 1.22 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.37 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.66 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 42 were up, 13 were down, and 11 were unchanged.

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