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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-05-24

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] SYRIZA on Tsipras' visit to Paris, Berlin
  • [02] Monti, Samaras discuss crisis, cite 'growth parameter'
  • [03] Thessaloniki mayor receives visiting Bitola counterpart
  • [04] Stocks dive 4.53 pct to hover at 502.52 points

  • [01] SYRIZA on Tsipras' visit to Paris, Berlin

    AMNA / The leadership of the Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) on Thursday said a recent visit to Paris and Berlin by party leader Alexis Tsipras underlined the conclusion that "everybody admits Greece's collapse will bring the eurozone's dissolution", while the leftist coalition also decried that journalistic ethics were intentionally violated in the way the Tsipras visit was covered by Greek media.

    Speaking to reporters, SYRIZA spokesman Vassilis Moulopoulos, a former senior newspaper editor, reiterated his party pledge to "dismantle the network of interwoven interests, because we want healthy information and mass media".

    As regards Tsipras' visit and contacts in Paris and Berlin, SYRIZA's conclusion is that everyone wants a solution that will be acceptable by Greece, according to Moulopoulos.

    Most of Tsipras' interlocutors in France and Germany maintained that Greece must implement existing agreements before any discussion for changes is held, a position with which SYRIZA disagrees. amna

    Referring to the way Tsipras' trip was covered, Moulopoulos said journalistic ethics were violated, stressing that there was no French media report alleging that President Francois Hollande was annoyed by Tsipras' novel "Hollandreou" comment. He underlined that only the Greek media characterised it as an "impropriety". www.amna.gr

    [02] Monti, Samaras discuss crisis, cite 'growth parameter'

    BRUSSELS (AMNA) Meeting in here on Thursday, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and New Democracy party leader Antonis Samaras emphasised the need for a "growth parameter" in order for Greece to exit the economic crisis. The meeting was held at the residence of the Italian ambassador in Brussels.amna

    In a break with protocol, the two made joint statements after the meeting.

    Samaras again repeated that the economic crisis in Greece was not exclusively a Greek problem but one affecting all of Europe, since it would have repercussions for other European countries. He said that ND wanted Greece to remain in the eurozone but underlined the need for a policy to boost growth in the country.amna

    Monti referred to Europe's desire that Greece remain in the euro and stressed that Italy had great hopes for the outcome of the Greek elections on June 17. He stressed the need for these elections to bring a result that made Greece "governable" and able to continue dialogue with the country's EU partners on the necessary reforms that need to be carried out, with growth as the ultimate aim. www.amna.gr

    [03] Thessaloniki mayor receives visiting Bitola counterpart

    AMNA / Cooperation in the sectors of local administration, entrepreneurship and tourism, dominated a meeting on Wednesday between Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris and a visiting municipal delegation from Bitola, in the southwest corner of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYRoM), headed byVladimir Talevski.

    Boutaris underlined that cooperation will benefit the peoples of both countries, adding that a mutually acceptable solution to the thorny "name issue" should be found. Both municipalities have submitted a proposal for INTERREG funding, aimed at stimulating cooperation between neighboring Balkan states on the local administration level.www.amna.gr

    The Bitola delegation also included the mayor's office director, Guro Ilich, Institute and Museum National Foundation programme director Irena Ruzin, Entrepreneurship Centre director Rozita Talevska Hristova and Gauss Institute director Aleksandra Lozanovska.amna

    [04] Stocks dive 4.53 pct to hover at 502.52 points

    AMNA / Stocks remained under heavy pressure on Thursday, with continuing speculation concerning Greece's possible exit from the euro leading to aggressive sales and at times driving the market index below 500 points. The composite index of the market dived 4.53 pct to end at 502.52 points at the end of trading, with turnover rising slightly to 36.703 million euros.

    The Big Cap index fell 5.29 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 2.41 pct lower and the Small Cap index fell 1.98 pct. All sectors moved downward, with the biggest losses for Oil & Gas (-10.38 pct) and Construction (-8.56 pct), Commerce (-5.68 pct), and Banks (-5.56 pct). All blue chip stocks ended lower, with Hellenic Petroleum (-10.52 pct), Cyprus Popular Bank (-10.31 pct), Motor Oil (-10.12 pct) and Titan (-9.65 pct) the top losers.www.amna.gr

    Broadly, decliners led advancers by 96 to 37 with another 26 issues unchanged. amna


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