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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-05-17

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] One-day con'f to focus on boosting regional business, cross-border cooperation
  • [02] International Museum Day on Wednesday
  • [03] Eurogroup: Speed up reforms
  • [04] ASE opening: Rise
  • [05] Athens Newspaper Headlines 

  • [01] One-day con'f to focus on boosting regional business, cross-border cooperation

    (ANA-MPA) -- A one-day conference will be held in Athens Wednesday to focus on efforts to boost the wider region's business environment and cross-border trade cooperation.

    The same conference -- entitled "Building Powerful Influence: The New Face of Regional Business -- will take place in Belgrade two days later on Friday.

    Presentations and discussions will touch on the issues of global leadership, international negotiations and conflict resolution, regional business development, strategic cross-border communications, international-regional relations, so-called "glocalisation" and entrepreneurship.

    Speakers include Alex Rondos, a noted former Greek ambassador at large, and current international foreign relations adviser; Michael Landers, a global business consultant; Oleh R Kaarmik, a global negotiator and mediator; Dimitris Keridis, a professor of regional studies and Balkan expert; Elena Panaritis, an economist and author of the book "Prosperity Unbound; Annette Rondos, a cross-cultural and corporate communications trainer; and Elisabeth Morris-Maragoula, an international strategic communications consultant. (ANA-MPA)

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

    

    [02] International Museum Day on Wednesday

    ANA-Mpa/Admission to all Greek museums and archaeological sites will be free of charge on May 18, the anniversary of International Museum Day. The day will also be celebrated through numerous events and activities, such as exhibitions, seminars, lectures, tours, educational programmes in 46 museums and sites in Greece.

    International Museum Day was established by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) in 1977. This year's theme is "Museum and Memory" and highlights the role of museums in preserving mankind's collective and cultural memories.ana-mpa

    The central event celebrating the anniversary in Greece this year will be held at the Museum of Asia Minor Hellenism 'Filio Haidemenou' that is devoted to relics of the Greek refugees that came from Asia Minor during the exchange of populations in the early 1920s.

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

    

    [03] Eurogroup: Speed up reforms

    Brussels (ANA-MPA/M. Spinthourakis/M. Aroni) -- The Eurogroup urged Greece to speed up structural reforms and its privatisations program, and also called for opposition parties' consensus on the Greek economic adjustment program, in statements by European monetary and economic affairs commissioner Olli Rehn and Eurogroup president Jean-Claude Juncker after a meeting of the euro area finance ministers in Brussels on Monday.

    Rehn said a "very good discussion" took place on the extension of the repayment period for Greece's 110 billion euros EU-IMF bailout loan to Greece.ana-mpa

    Noting that Greece had achieved in 2010 an unprecedented reduction of its fiscal deficit, he said that an assessment report by the 'troika' (European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund) on the implementation of the Memorandum in Greece was awaited, adding that some gaps have been ascertained in the assessment so far both with achievement of the fiscal targets and the privatisations program.

    Juncker, in turn, said he was satisfied with Greece's clear-cut commitments on the implementation of new extraordinary measures to attain the fiscal targets for 2011. "If Greece succeeds in meeting the fiscal targets for 2011, if it speeds up the privatisations program and if there is political consensus, things may not be easy, but they will be feasible," he said.

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    [04] ASE opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Tuesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.12 percent, standing at 1,331.86 points at 11:30 am, and turnover at 12.464 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving upward, with the biggest gains in Insurance, up 3.50 percent; Technology, up 1.13 percent and Personal and Household Goods, up 1.12 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Food and Beverages, down 1.21 percent and Commerce, down 0.41 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.47 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 0.28 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.22 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 38 were up, 16 were down, and 22 were unchanged.

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    [05] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The Eurogroup meeting on Monday, the Cabinet's decisions on upgrading central Athens and ministers' statements on civil servants' transfers, dominated the headlines on Tuesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Cabinet's new measures for Athens".

    AVGHI: "Sell-off and we will see...Troika's blunt blackmailing".

    AVRIANI: "The blocking of the fifth installment and the new loan lead us towards default on payments suspension".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Layoffs via transfers in public sector".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: Major blackmailing for sell-off immediately".

    ESTIA: "Hour of truth for Greece - How Strauss-Kahn's arrest will affect Greece".

    ETHNOS: "Brussels 'directive' for consensus".

    IMERISSIA: "New measures sealed in - Brussels ask consensus from main opposition New Democracy".

    KATHIMERINI: "EU imposes consensus as condition".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "European 'helping hand' and suffocating commitments".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "They are imposing even heavier sacrifices on income, labor and insurance rights".

    TA NEA: "Layoffs via ASEP (civil service hiring examinations board)".

    VRADYNI: "Layoffs via ....ASEP".

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