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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-07-18

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Athens Newspaper Headlines on Wednesday
  • [02] Fire at Zevgolatio blazing for third day, new blaze near Rio

  • [01] Athens Newspaper Headlines on Wednesday

    AMNA/ The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The spending cuts expected to be finalized the three coalition government party leaders on Wednesday, the plans for pensions, benefits and lump-sum retirement superannuity and the privatizations were the main front-page items in Athens' dailies on Wednesday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "The weight of the decisions on prime minister Antonis Samaras".

    AVGHI: "They're razing salaries, pensions".

    AVRIANI: "The Troika wants more blood".

    DIMOKRATIA: "Who will be sacrificed for the 11.6 billion euros (cuts in state spending).

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Pensions under the microscope".

    ELLADA: "They're letting the Troika decide".

    ESTIA: "Radical changes to taxation".

    ETHNOS: "The entire list of the benefits being cut".

    IMERISSIA: "The 11.5 billion euros measures a puzzle - Battle for 2-year extension to fiscal adjustment".

    KATHIMERINI: "The government's critical quandary".

    LOGOS: "The benefits and pensions that will be cut".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Measures with taxes and across-the-board cuts planned".

    NIKI: "How much your gold valuables are worth".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "The people can put a brake on the privatization of Hellenic Railways (OSE)".

    TA NEA: "In which Funds the retirement superannuity will be cut".

    VRADYNI: "Pensions up to 2,400 euros - Knife to retirement superannuity, benefits".

    [02] Fire at Zevgolatio blazing for third day, new blaze near Rio

    AMNA/A fire that began Monday at Zevgolatio in Corinthia was still blazing fiercely on Wednesday, fanned by strong winds that started up during the night. In spite of the fire brigade's efforts, the fire was burning uncontrollably on Wednesday and heading toward Archaies Kleones, having passed through Spathovouni.

    A force of 41 manned fire engines from Corinthia and surrounding prefectures was battling to put out the flames, assisted by teams on foot from Tripoli, Patras and Athens and six Canadair water-bombing aircraft from the air. All fire-fighting forces in the Peloponnese are currently on alert.

    Meanwhile, a major wildfire was raging Wednesday morning in the region of Argyra, Achaia prefecture, threatening populated areas in the communities of Argyra, Kato Kastritsi, Magoula, Sella and Platani, north of Rio.

    A strong team of 70 firefighters with 21 fire engines, two firefighting planes and a water-dropping helicopter were battling the blaze.

    A heavy cloud of smoke has covered part of northern Patras.

    The blaze broke out at dawn Wednesday, and was heading in the direction of Kato Kastritsi and Drepano, and firefighters were battling to keep the flames away from homes.

    An emergency plan was in place to evacuate the threatened communities if needed.

    Airborne means were conducting water-dropping flights over the area, despite strong winds and thick smoke.

    Meanwhile, another fire front broke out Wednesday morning in Achaia, this time in the Tzailo region, burning a forest expanse. Local firefighters were being assisted by aerial means and colleagues from neighboring Ileia prefecture.


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