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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-03-31

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] PM at 'Greek Agriculture Innovating' conference
  • [02] 'Country heading in wrong direction'
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines 

  • [01] PM at 'Greek Agriculture Innovating' conference

    (ANA-MPA)-Prime Minister George Papandreou will address a conference of the Agricultural Development and Food ministry at noon on Thursday on the theme of "Greek Agriculture Innovating" at the "ATHINAIS" multiplex.

    Papandreou also will be chairing party meetings in Parliament on Thursday concerning state and institutional issues, as well as foreign policy, defence and citizens' protection matters.(ANA-MPA)

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

    

    [02] 'Country heading in wrong direction'

    (ANA-MPA)-Main opposition New Democracy (ND) press spokesman Yiannis Michelakis on Wednesday reiterated a statement by ND shadow economy minister Christos Staikouras stressing the need for the immediate creation of an adequate regulatory framework for the operation of credit rating agencies and the establishment of a European credit rating agency, but added that the content of the evaluation by Standard & Poor's in its announcement on Tuesday that it was downgrading Greece's credit rating "is just one more confirmation that the country is heading in the wrong direction".

    According to Staikouras, the policy mix being followed by the government is leading the economy into vicious circles of recession and overindebtedness.(ANA-MPA)

    He also accused the government of being unable to clamp down on tax evasion, boost revenues, contain expenditure and achieve the fiscal targets for both 2010 and 2011.(ANA-MPA)

    Staikouras warned that the government will be forced into increasingly harsher and ineffective measures, and he reiterated ND's call for a change of the economic policy mix being followed.(ANA-MPA)

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

    

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The government's changes in public high schools and speculation over new austerity measures mostly dominated the headlines in the Thursday edition of Athens' dailies.

    The Athens newspaper headlines at a glance

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Police sweep against protection rackets, mobsters".

    AVGI: "Calvary of entrance exams for four years".

    AVRIANI: "Storm of new austerity measures to cover widening deficit".

    DEMOKRATIA: "Memorandum bomb -- PASOK MP slandering (PM) Papandreou and FinMin Papaconstantinou".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "Operation 'shutdown' against small newspapers by PASOK junta".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "New high school with five traps and full-scale tutorial school".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "New high school with old recipe".

    ESTIA: "Prime minister isn't persuading".

    ETHNOS: "New high school with 19 fewer lessons".

    IMERISSIA: "Heightened powers to state-appointed bank commissioners".

    KATHIMERINI: "Tighter state control of banks by the state".

    LOGOS: "Economic recovery (!) brings new austerity measures".

    : "Axing of tax breaks for first residence loans".

    RIZOSPASTIS: " 'New high school' deeply class-based; against young people's education".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Listed companies lose four billion euros in profits".

    VRADYNI: "Seizures over debts commence".

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