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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-12-03

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Italy-bound truck loaded with bootleg cigarettes intercepted in Patras
  • [02] Contraband cigarettes seized
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Italy-bound truck loaded with bootleg cigarettes intercepted in Patras

    (ANA-MPA) -- Thousands of bootleg packs of cigarettes were discovered in a truck driven by a 58-year-old man, who was arrested at the port of Patras, western Greece, on Thursday.

    The lorry was in line to board an Italy-bound ferry boat from the port. The total cargo of bootleg cigarette packs exceeded 274,000 packs, including well-known brand names.

    Port authorities said the cigarettes were hidden in pallets and beneath a declared cargo of plastic vases, all packaged in plastic.

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

    [02] Contraband cigarettes seized

    More than 250,000 packs of contraband cigarettes were seized in the port of Patras on Friday concealed in an Italy-bound truck, and the 58-year-old driver was arrested.

    Port authorities found 274,760 packs of cigarettes of various brands hidden in a truck that was due to board a ship headed for Italy, during a routine check.

    The cigarettes were concealed beneath plastic flower-pots.

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

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Friday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Labor relations, changes to the new tax law and the economy were the main front-page items in Athens' newspapers on Friday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Chaos with salary reductions in the private sector".

    AVGHI: "Uproar over GSEE (General Confederation of Workers of Greece) leader's secret negotiation with SEB (Federation of Hellenic Enterprises)".

    AVRIANI: "The 'port gang' to face felony charges".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "British gang of blackmarketeers in the center of Athens".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Manifesto of foolery".

    ESTIA: "The economy's 'cushion'."

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "2 additional conditions on SEB (Federation of Hellenic Enterprises) from GSEE (General Confederation of Workers of Greece)".

    ETHNOS: "Thriller with the 'haircut' of public sector salaries".

    IMERISSIA: "The bill on the new contracts - As of January 1, salaries to be set by each enterprise".

    KATHIMERINI: "Everyone seeking a good transfer".

    LOGOS: "Reduction of salaries in the private sector the next 'target'."

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "New type of subsidies from the developmental law".

    NIKI: "The game being played with the German war reparations".

    PARASKEVI+13: "Greeks, work for free".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Hell for workers".

    TA NEA: "The six changes regarding contracts, salaries".

    VRADYNI: "Full-speed backwards".

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


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