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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-11-19

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

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  • [01] Greek PM contacts Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi
  • [02] Troika: Open closed sectors

  • [01] Greek PM contacts Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi

    (ANA-MPA) -- Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Friday spoke by phone with Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was recently released from several years of house arrest by the country's military junta.

    In a statement issued in Athens, Papandreou expressed his "personal joy and satisfaction" over the democratic leader's release, as well as his support, "personal and on behalf of the Greek people".

    The Greek premier, who is also president of the Socialist International (SI), also said that he and the SI were closely monitoring developments in the SE Asia country.

    Papandreou invited Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Greece while they both agreed to have continuous briefings and contacts regarding the situation in Myanmar.

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    [02] Troika: Open closed sectors

    (ANA-MPA) -- Representatives of the EU-ECB-IMF "troika" currently in Greece called for the intervention of the Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) to ensure quicker procedures for the opening of so-called "closed professions". (ANA-MPA)

    During a recent visit to the HCC offices, "troika" representatives focused on structural reforms that need to be made to ensure the independent authority's optimum operation.

    The opening of ęclosed professions" in Greece -- a decades-old demand the business community -- was high on the list of "troika" demands, with representatives recommending that the HCC be staffed (ANA-MPA) with more personnel.

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