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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-05-22

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  • [01] Cabinet meeting on Fiscal Adjustment Framework
  • [02] Samaras in Paris on June 7
  • [03] 'Red Arrows' display at Battle of Crete commemoration
  • [04] Grk doctors in Kabul safe
  • [05] Athens Newspaper Headlines 

  • [01] Cabinet meeting on Fiscal Adjustment Framework

    Prime Minister George Papandreou will chair a Cabinet meeting on Monday at which the Medium-Term Fiscal Adjustment Framework will be discussed.

    According to reports, final decisions will not be taken on Monday and the package will not be closing in its entirety since negotiations with the "troika" have not been completed. The negotiations will continue as of Wednesday when the creditors' representatives will be returning to Athens.

    This does not apply, however, to the sector of privatisations, where decisions are expected to be taken. Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou might also be announcing more privatisations and the appointment of new privatisation advisers.

    The framework of the prime minister's separate discussions with opposition party leaders on Tuesday is also expected to be discussed at the Cabinet meeting.

    The premier is due to meet separately with the political party leaders on Tuesday, with the exception of Communist Party of Greece (KKE) leader Aleka Papariga, who has rejected Papandreou's invitation.

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    [02] Samaras in Paris on June 7

    Main opposition New Deocracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras will visit Paris on June 7, where he is scheduled to meet with French prime minister Francois Fillon.

    On June 22, Samaras will meet with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in Brussels ahead of a European Peoples Party (EPP) Summit.

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    [03] 'Red Arrows' display at Battle of Crete commemoration

    The British Royal Air Force's (RAF) renowned aerobatics team, the Red Arrows, put on a breath-taking disply on Sunday at the Old Port of Chania, on the island of Crete, as part of annual commemoration events celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Crete.

    Events held throughout the week included memorial services, exhibitions, speeches and various happenings.

    The Battle of Crete began on the morning of May 20, 1941 when German forces launched an unprecedented airborne invasion of Crete, code-named "Merkur". The operation was successful in that it wrested control of the island from Allied forces, although the victory was so costly in terms of paratrooper casualties that the Wehrmacht never again attempted a major airborne operation. The stiff resistance by the allied troops and local Cretans is also credited, by many historians, with delaying the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union.

    Photo: ANA-MPA/S. Zacharakis

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    [04] Grk doctors in Kabul safe

    The 16 Greek doctors working at the military hospital in Kabul, where at least three people were killed on Saturday morning by an explosion, were reported in good health.

    According to an announcement by the press service of the Afghan Defence ministry, "many" other people were wounded in the explosion, while civilians and soldiers are among the victims.

    The causes of the explosion are being probed, according to the Afghan ministry.

    Caption: Afghan National Army soldiers take positions outside a military hospital, where a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a medical camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 21. Up to 40 people were killed and injured in the attack, according to local media. (ANA-MPA?EPA?S. Sabawoon)

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    [05] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    Athens' Sunday newspapers at a glance

    The state of the economy and speculations of layoffs and more salary cuts in the public sector were the main front-page items in Athens' newspapers on Sunday.

    AVGHI: "They are increasing the 'dose' in the prescription that kills - New taxes and salary cuts being prepared one year after the introduction of the resoundingly failed Memorandum".

    AVRIANI: "Sell-off of Greece, or default on payments".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "Admire him: Our Giorgios (prime minister George Papandreou) an illustrious member of the Illuminati..."

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Layoffs of civil servants - Mortgages (on state assets) for the 50 billion euros, immediately".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Triple shock ahead: New salary reductions in public sector, layoffs of civil servants and drastic reduction of high pensions planned by government, under heavy pressure from Troika".

    ETHNOS: "PM Papandreou: I am determined for the salvation and change of the country".

    KATHIMERINI: "The public sector has cash for up to mid-July".

    LOGOS: "Civil war in the EU over the Greek debt".

    NIKI: "The petroleum will save us - Exploitation of the country's oil and natural gas reserves will bring revenues of more than 10-15 billion euros over 15-20 years".

    PARON: "Collapse of government and Papandreou - PASOK and ND 'neck-and-neck', latest opinion polls indicate".

    PROTO THEMA: "Fire (civil servants) and sell (state assets), or you're finished".

    REALNEWS: "Reversal of political scenery: PASOK-ND difference at zero, after 33 months".

    RIZOSPASTIS: Counter-attack without delay against the sweeping anti-popular measures".

    TO VIMA: "PM to (main opposition New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras): Antonis, the situation is very difficult - Open hot line between Papandreou and Samaras".

    VRADYNI: "Work for 100,000 unemployed under OAED (Manpower Employment Organisation) program".

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