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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-06-25

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

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  • [01] Broad meeting ahead of EU Summit
  • [02] Trade deficit drops 14.2pct in April

  • [01] Broad meeting ahead of EU Summit

    AMNA--A broad meeting chaired by Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos and with the participation of State Minister Dimitris Stamatis, caretaker Finance Minister Giorgos Zannias, Development Minister Costis Hatzidakis, Alternate Finance Minister Christos Staikouras, Deputy Development Minister Notis Mitarakis and government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou, focusing on the preparation of the Greek delegation that will attend the EU Summit on June 28 in Brussels, was held at the Foreign Ministry on Monday.amna

    Discussed during the meeting were all the data, while the stance of the Greek side was also set out. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has been already briefed and will meet on Tuesday with Avramopoulos and the government's economic staff in order to give the final directions.

    A similar meeting will also take place on Wednesday morning at the foreign ministry.

    [02] Trade deficit drops 14.2pct in April

    AMNA--Greece's trade deficit fell by 14.2 percent in April, after several months of increases, the independent Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Monday.

    ELSTAT, in a report, said that the total value of imports-arrivals, excluding oil products, in April 2012 amounted to 2316.9 million euros (3040.2 million dollars) in comparison with 2531.9 million euros (3645.6 million dollars) in April 2011, recording a drop, in euros, of 8.5%.amna

    The total value of exports-dispatches, excluding oil products, in April 2012 amounted to 1267.7 million euros (1673.6 million dollars) in comparison with 1309.6 million euros (1896.8 million dollars) in April 2011, recording a drop, in euros, of 3.2%.amna

    The deficit of the trade balance, excluding oil products, in April 2012 amounted to 1049.2 million euros (1366.6 million dollars) in comparison with 1222.3 million euros (1748.8 million dollars) in April 2011, recording a drop, in euros, of 14.2%.


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