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

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] PM: 2011 a crucial year for farm sector
  • [02] IMF chief: Greek economy at crucial crossroads
  • [03] Weather Monday -- Rain, snow flakes
  • [04] Oil spill from ferry crash
  • [05] Olympiacos regains lead 

  • [01] PM: 2011 a crucial year for farm sector

    (ANA-MPA) -- Prime Minister George Papandreou on Sunday addressed a regional conference on agriculture production in the Cretan port city of Rethymno, where he told participants that 2011 will be a year of major changes in the sector.

    Papandreou outlined his government's priorities in the sector, while expressing a notion that agriculture production can become a key to leading the country out of the economic recession. (ANA-MPA)

    "We have a difficult effort to change the country ... we must break the fiefdoms and exploit the state correctly ... the agriculture sector may not have been organised correctly, but it has a future. We are beginning a major effort from Rethymno, a viable, organised effort to create wealth, because this is necessary for the country's interests," he said. (ANA-MPA)

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    [02] IMF chief: Greek economy at crucial crossroads

    (ANA-MPA) -- The Greek economy's reform programme is at a "crucial crossroads", because success depends on the promotion of a variety major and radical changes within the next few months, IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn was quoted in the Sunday edition of the newspaper "Kathimerini".

    "We will work with our European partners for a solution that allows Greece more room to breathe," he said, while hinted at the possibility of changes to an EU-ECB-IMF memorandum envisioned in the 110-billion-euro bailout plan. (ANA-MPA)

    Moreover, he reiterated the IMF's support in favour of an extension of the payback period for the support mechanism's loans.

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    [03] Weather Monday -- Rain, snow flakes

    Rain and snow in the mountains is forecast for much of the country on Monday, especially earlier in the day. South to southwesterly winds up to 8 on the Beaufort scale. Temperatures between 0C to 15C in the north; 8C to 17C on the islands. Rainy in Athens, 5C to 15C; sleet in Thessaloniki, 0C to 5C.

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    [04] Oil spill from ferry crash

    (ANA-MPA) -- A major oil spill was caused at dawn on Sunday in the main port of Lesvos island from a major fuel leak from the passenger ferry Aegean Star.

    The leak occurred after the ferry rammed into the right entrance to the harbor at dawn, causing an 8-meter rift.

    The Aegean Star, headed from Hios to Lesvos in high seas and winds of 8 Beaufort velocity, rammed into the external commercial port of Mytilene at 5:20 a.m. Sunday.

    The local port authority was informed of the incident one hour later, after the ship had tied at the port, although the leakage of fuel oil had already started.

    The passengers were safely disembarked, while a few of the trucks on board suffered damages due to the storm conditions.

    Caption: A view of the ferry boat Aegean Star at the port of Mytilene on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010. ANA-MPA / STR

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    [05] Olympiacos regains lead

    Olympiacos Piraeus broke away from Panathinaikos Athens on Sunday evening to top the standings of the Greek Super League after overcoming a tough Atromitos Athens side 2-1 at home. The win, coupled with Panathinaikos' 0-0 draw away against Asteras Tripolis, left the Piraeus club two points ahead of its Athens rival.

    In other action:

    Olympiacos Volos-Aris Thessaloniki 1-1

    PAOK Thessaloniki-Iraklis Thessaloniki 1-0

    Xanthi-Kavala 1-1

    Panserraikos-Panionios Athens 1-1

    Ergotelis Crete-Kerkyra 3-0

    AEK Athens-Larissa 4-0

    Standings after 14 weeks of play:

    1. Olympiacos P. 33 points

    2. Panathinaikos 31

    3. PAOK 23

    AEK 23

    5. Aris 20

    Kavala 20

    7. Xanthi 18

    8. Olympiacos Volos 17

    Ergotelis 17

    10. Iraklis 16

    Kerkyra 16

    12. Atromitos 15

    Panserraikos 15

    Asteras 15

    15. Panionios 14

    16. Larissa 11

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