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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-06-21

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  • [01] SYRIZA says new government will continue memorandum policy
  • [02] No less than 60 women elected to Parliament
  • [03] The Thursday edition of Athens' dailies
  • [04] Firefighter dies of heart attack while on duty
  • [05] GNTO inaugurates 'True Supporters'

  • [01] SYRIZA says new government will continue memorandum policy

    AMNA--Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) spokesman Panos Skourletis said in a statement on Wednesday the new government is being created on the ground of the continuation of memorandum policies, adding that it is a government with similar conservative political characteristics with the main body being the forces responsible for the serving of the most extreme antisocial neoliberal policies that the country has experienced over the past decades.amna

    SYRIZA believes that the political correlations in the government "do not convince that it is capable and prepared to struggle for a substantive renegotiatig of the terms of the loan contract," as well as that "it intends to question the sovereign neoliberal policies in Europe claiming a new architecture for it."

    [02] No less than 60 women elected to Parliament

    AMNA--Women deputies make up 20 pct of Greece's 300-member Parliament following the results of the June 17 election. A total of 60 women have won seats in Parliament, up 2.7 pct compared with the 2009 elections.

    However, the General Secretariat for Gender Equality underlined that the representation of women in Parliament corresponds to 1/5 of the deputies comprising it and is still under the 1/3 quota adopted by the political parties and below the target of equal participation of men and women in decision-making centres. amna

    Based on the June 17 vote, a total of 18 women (13.95 pct) have been elected in Parliament with New Democracy (ND), Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) has elected 22 women (30.99 pct) and PASOK three women MPs (9.09 pct). Independent Greeks elected seven women (35.00 pct), Chryssi Avgi one (5.56 pct), the Democratic Left (DIM. AR) elected five women (29.41 pct) and Communist Party (KKE) four women (33.33 pct).

    [03] The Thursday edition of Athens' dailies

    The Thursday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The formation of a coalition government and the names of the new ministers as well as the Eurogroup meeting on Thursday, dominated the headlines on Thursday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "And now, hard work!".

    AVGHI: "They swear in austerity".

    AVRIANI: "Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' crucial wager".

    DIMOKRATIA: "You said, I said, on the government".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "First battle for salaries and taxes".

    ESTIA: "The new government under Mr. Samaras".

    ETHNOS: "Race to make up for the time lost".

    IMERISSIA: "Success the only way - Expectations and demands of the government".

    KATHIMERINI: "From the swear-in ceremony to the Eurogroup".

    LOGOS: "The three parties' (participating in the coalition government) five axes".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Negotiation 'test' in the ministers' (Eurogroup) meeting".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "ND, PASOK, DIMAR co-governance will not bring relief to the people".

    TA NEA: "Troika vs. 'troika' (3-party coalition government)".

    TO PONTIKI: "God save your people...Wedding under troika's umbrella".

    VRADYNI: "Work, national unity and progress with tangible results".

    [04] Firefighter dies of heart attack while on duty

    AMNA--A 28-year-old firefighter died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack while participating in firefighting efforts aimed at extinguishing a major wildfire still burning in Aspropyrgos, west of Athens.

    The victim, the driver of the Attika fire brigade chief who was in charge of firefighting efforts, felt ill and was rushed to the Thriassio Hospital. A ruptured aneurysm was cited as the cause of death. amna

    Two more fire-fighters admitted to the hospital with injuries caused in the line of duty were discharged later on Wednesday, after receiving first aid treatment. One was facing respiratory difficulties and the second had a eye problem.amna

    According to the hospital, the fireman that died had no pulse when he arrived at the hospital's emergency room and doctors were unable to revive him, despite persevering for almost an hour.

    [05] GNTO inaugurates 'True Supporters'

    AMNA--Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) is seeking 'true supporters' aiming at the continuous recording and projection of comments and reports on Greece as a tourist destination. The specific initiative consists of volunteers that are willing to support the effort via the website

    The philosophy of this initiative is based on the certainty that that best way to answer to the negative comments on Greece presented in the international media is through people that admire and can promote the positive and real facts of Greece as a tourism destination.

    Whoever is interested in supporting this initiative can visit the True Supporters page at

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