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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-01-04

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Budget revenues up 10.6% in Dec.
  • [02] ASE capitalisation shrinks by 141.4 bln euros in 3 years
  • [03] 'Black market' warehouses raided in Athens
  • [04] 'We're protecting our borders'

  • [01] Budget revenues up 10.6% in Dec.

    (ANA-MPA) -- Greek budget revenues rose 10.6 pct in December, boosted by a tax amnesty scheme introduced by the government, with revenues rising 5.4 pct in the year, falling short of a budget target for an annual growth rate of 6.0 pct, the Finance ministry said on Monday.

    Ministry officials expressed satisfaction with revenue figures for the year, totaling 51.1 billion euros, down 280 million euros from a revised budget provision. (ANA-MPA)

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    [02] ASE capitalisation shrinks by 141.4 bln euros in 3 years

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    [03] 'Black market' warehouses raided in Athens

    (ANA-MPA) -- Greek Police (EL.AS) along with Athens municipal crews and financial crimes squad (SDOE) officers on Tuesday raided four "black market" warehouses reportedly containing thousands of counterfeit brand name items.

    Three warehouses were located on Menandros Street and one on Platia Theatrou Street, in the "heart" of central Athens' downgraded "black market" district, an area that plagued over the recent period by petty crime, drug dealing and the presence of thousands of illegal migrants.

    A total of 9,000 items, including handbags, wallets, belts, scarves, sunglasses, all knock-off brands, were found stored in the Menandros Street warehouses, while 7,000 fake brand name watches and bracelets were discovered in the Platia Theatrou Street warehouse.

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    [04] 'We're protecting our borders'

    (ANA-MPA) -- Deputy Citizens' Protection Minister Manolis Othonas on Tuesday echoed high-profile statements by Minister Christos Papoutsis this past week on the need for a much tougher stance against illegal immigration, with the emphasis now shifting to Greece's land border with Turkey on the Evros River.

    Othonas directly referred to "hypocrisy" on the part of the European Commission, which criticised the Greek government's intention to build a fence along a stretch of its land border with Turkey in the Evros prefecture -- a "favourite" spot for mostly Third World migrants and migrant smugglers attempting to enter Greece and the European Union.

    Speaking to Athens radio station, the deputy minister charged that "Greek society's breaking points aren't up for hypocrisies," while he reiterated that the issue of illegal immigration is a European-wide problem and not just a Greek problem, "and Europe should assume its responsibilities".

    Regarding the fence, the deputy minister said it will be constructed as soon as possible and will bring about "dramatic results".

    "We're not going to erect a wall to separate migrants from the (local) residents; we're protecting our borders," he emphasised.

    The project, announced by Papoutsis on Friday in an interview with the ANA-MPA, envisions a 12.5-kilometre fence on a stretch of land belonging to Turkey west of the Evros River, near the Turkish city of Edirne. It will be modelled on a similar barrier around the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on the North Africa coast of Morocco. (ANA-MPA)

    Caption: A file photo dated Monday, 03 October 2005 shows Spanish military personnel patrolling along a double border fence separating Morocco from the Spanish North African enclave of Ceuta. ANA-MPA/EPA/KHALIL SHIKAKI

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