HR-Net - Hellenic Resources Network Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Browse through our Interesting Nodes of Greek Local Authorities & Servers
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
 
News
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  Announcements
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Hosted
  Mirrored
  Interesting Nodes
Documents
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  Constitutions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Other
Services
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts
  Tools
  F.A.Q.
 

Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-03-24

Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Papandreou statement ahead of Summit
  • [02] ND leader at EPP summit
  • [03] DM briefs ND vice-president on Libya developments
  • [04] Athens condemns force against demonstrators in Syria
  • [05] PM calls for immediate ceasefire in Libya
  • [06] All sites open, free, on March 25
  • [07] Papandreou, Gruevski meet 

  • [01] Papandreou statement ahead of Summit

    BRUSSELS (ANA-MPA) - Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, on arrival at the European Union summit, reiterated that Greece has demonstrated its credibility in taking very difficult decisions to render its economy viable and fair.

    "We can look at the future with greater confidence and optimisnm today," the prime minister said, pointing out that this was recognised by all sides at the recent Eurogroup summit on March 11.

    "Now is the time," Papandreou further said, while he underlined that "now all of Europe must send a very strong and convincing message to the international markets that it supports a stable euro as well as all the eurozone countries."

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

    

    [02] ND leader at EPP summit

    BRUSSELS (ANA-MPA / V. Demiris) - Greece's main opposition New Democracy (ND) party leader Antonis Samaras charged here on Thursday that the economic policy implemented by the current Greek government "is not successful, as it fails in all its predictions."

    Speaking after a European Peoples' Party (EPP) summit in Brussels, Samaras said: "We do not disagree with the targets of stabilising and reforming the economy, but with the mix of policies that are being implemented. Because they entrap the economy in a vicious cycle of recession and over-indebtedness and because they lead to even harsher and ineffective measures."

    Regarding the EU's Summit upcoming decisions, the ND leader underlined the significance of a new economic strategy for decreasing deficits of the Union's member-states, as well as for controlling European debt, the establishment of a Permanent Support Mechanism and competitiveness.

    However, he expressed his reservation over issues such as the participation of the private sector in risks emanating from state bonds, something which, as he said, would increase borrowing costs for many countries, such as Greece, as thus would create problems instead of greater stabilisation.

    Regarding the crises in North Africa, the Greek main opposition leader noted that southern European countries, such as Greece, should be supported "through common policies, such as a common policy regarding migrants."

    "Because our countries face a greater threat ... Europe can implement policies of stabilisation in the wider region from these countries (in southern Europe). These countries are valuable for Europe due to geopolitical reasons. We are not the weak links of Europe," Samaras underlined. (ANA-MPA).

    Caption: A "family photo" of EPP leaders before an EU Summit in Brussels on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. ANA-MPA / G. ANTONIOU.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

    

    [03] DM briefs ND vice-president on Libya developments

    (ANA-MPA) -- The defence ministry's leadership on Tuesday will brief a parliamentary standing committee over Greece's supportive nature in Allied operations in Libya, in line with UN Security Council Resolution 1973.

    Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos referred to the issue during the meeting on Thursday with main opposition New Democracy (ND) vice-president Dimitris Avramopoulos.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

    

    [04] Athens condemns force against demonstrators in Syria

    (ANA-MPA) -- The Greek foreign ministry, in a statement by its spokesman Grigoris Delavekouras, condemned the use of force that led to the death of demonstrators in Syria this week, while he called on Damascus to respect and guarantee citizens' rights.

    The statement was made in reply to press questions.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

    

    [05] PM calls for immediate ceasefire in Libya

    BRUSSELS (ANA-MPA) - Prime Minister George Papandreou, speaking upon his arrival at the commencement of a European Union summit here on Thursday, called for an immediate ceasefire so that the "violence against the people of Libya by the regime of the country will come to an end".

    The Greek prime minister said Athens is fulfilling its share of support for a UN Security Council resolution on the Libya conflict and its interpretation.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

    

    [06] All sites open, free, on March 25

    (ANA-MPA) -- All the museums, archaeological sites and monuments in Greece will be open on March 25, a national holiday, the culture and tourism ministry announced on Wednesday.

    All the above sites will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with free admission for the public, on the March 25 holiday marking the 190th anniversary of the Greek Revolution against Ottoman rule, the announcement said. (ANA-MPA)

    It added that the museums and sites will be closed on Monday, March 28. ANA-MPA file photo.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

    

    [07] Papandreou, Gruevski meet

    BRUSSELS (ANA-MPA) -- Prime Minister George Papandreou on Thursday met with his counterpart from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYRoM), Nikola Gruevski, on the sidelines of the EU Summit held here.

    The meeting lasted 45 minutes, and according to Greek diplomatic sources, was held at the initiative of Gruevski.

    The thorny "name issue" was among the topics discussed, focusing on prospects of ongoing UN-mediated negotiations, which should continue under the same auspices, as both sides have agreed.

    They also discussed developments in the Middle East.

    Diplomatic sources pointed out that such contacts between the prime ministers of the two neighbouring countries aim to reinforce the atmosphere of trust between the two sides.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form


    Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    ana2html v2.01 run on Thursday, 24 March 2011 - 19:30:35 UTC