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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-07-11

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] FinMin in Brussels for Eurogroup meeting
  • [02] ═ine killed in car crash
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] FinMin in Brussels for Eurogroup meeting

    ┴═┴-╠PA/The basic parameters of the new aid package to Greece and the systemic crisis in the eurozone following Portugal's downgrading by Moody's will be at the focus of a Eurogroup meeting chaired by European Council president Herman van Rompuy at noon on Monday in Brussels, where Greek finance minister Evangelos Venizelos arrived Sunday night.

    The scheduled Eurogroup meeting is expected to begin with the signature of the Treaty establishing the European Stability Mechanism.ana-mpa

    Rompuy has also called a meeting of the EU's chief economic officials on Monday morning, ahead of the eurogroup session, in order to "coordinate their positions", according to a spokesman for Rompuy.

    The meeting will also be attended by Eurogroup president Jean-Claude Juncker, European Central Bank (ECB) chief Jean-Claude Trichet, European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, and European Commissioner for economic and monetary affairs Olli Rehn.ana-mpa

    Rompuy's spokesman said Monday's session is not an urgent meeting, but one aiming at the coordination of positions, as has been the case in the past.ana-mpa

    Regarding Greece, the talks will seek to find a solution on the voluntary participation of the private sector in the second loan package to Greece.

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

    [02] ═ine killed in car crash

    ANA-MPA/Nine people, including three children, were killed and four more were injured early Monday when a car with 13 people on board veered off course and crashed into a protective railing on the Via Egnatia highway near Komotini, according to initial information.

    The accident occurred at 8:00 a.m. under circumstances that have not yet been clarified.

    According to initial information, a car with 13 people on board veered off course and crashed into the protective railing, shot into the air and overturned into an anti-flood canal.

    Several ambulances rushed to the scene, from where they took the four injured people, including one child, to Komotini hospital and from there to Alexandroupolis hospital.ana-mpa

    The car was cut in two sections and totally crushed from the impact of the crash.

    Police believe the accident may have been caused by excessive speed or a malfunction of the car due to excessive load.

    The local traffic police division is due to make announcements on the accident later in the day.

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

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The government's plan for the collection of overdue debts, the privatisations timetable and the slump in real estate, mostly dominated the headlines on Monday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "500 euros bonus to the 'productive' employees".

    AVRIANI: "Indignants a strong majority wave, as ruling PASOK and main opposition New Democracy sink to 16-17 percent".

    ETHNOS: "New arrangement for overdue debts".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: ź'Sheriffs' in tax bureau offices to track down thousands of debtors".

    ESTIA: "How we will exit from the crisis".

    IMERISSIA: "Real estate prices dive".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Five-month marathon with 23 privatisations".

    TA NEA: "Red alert in Europe".

    VRADYNI: "Business taxation reduced by 15 percent".

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


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