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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-07-26

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Gov't appoints new head of privatisation fund
  • [02] Malta-flag cargo ship runs aground off Andros, crew uninjured
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines on Thursday

  • [01] Gov't appoints new head of privatisation fund

    AMNA/ Greece's finance ministry on Wednesday announced that Takis Athanasopoulos has been appointed as the new president of the country's privatisation fund.

    Athanasopoulos, a professor at the University of Piraeus, previously served as vice-president of IOBE (the Institute for Economic and Industrial Research) and chairman of Public Power Corp. (PPC).

    The finance ministry, in a statement, also said that Yiannis Emiris, head of investment banking in Alpha Bank, will take over as chief executive of the fund.

    [02] Malta-flag cargo ship runs aground off Andros, crew uninjured

    AMNA/ A Malta-flagged cargo ship ran aground early Thursday morning on a rocky outlet off the island of Andros, resulting in a small take-in of water.

    All 10 crew members -- 8 Ukrainians and 2 Russians -- were safe and uninjured, and a Coast Guard vessel dispatched the scene was on stand-by to provide assistance if needed.

    The Harbor Authority told AMNA that the ship's owner company had hired a private diver to inspect the damage to the ship before a plan for its dislodgement was started.

    No marine pollution was reported. The cargo ship was sailing without cargo from Halkida to Romania.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines on Thursday

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

    The package of new measures to be finalized Thursday at a meeting of the three coalition government parties' leaders, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras' meeting with the Troika and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' imminent meeting with European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, who will make a lightning visit to Athens on Thursday, were the main front-page items in Athens' dailies on Thursday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Samaras' three critical meetings".

    AVGHI: "Jump into the void by the governmental 'troika'."

    AVRIANI: "190,000 more businesses to shut down, with risk of 260,000 jobs being lost".

    DIMOKRATIA: "Pensions drop further - Bitterness - Ceiling at 2,000 euros for all".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Pensions in the grinder - Package of 11.5 billion euro measures in the Troika's hands today".

    ELLADA: "Ceiling on pensions at 1,500 euros - End to lump-sum retirement superannuation".

    ESTIA: "Greece can take off".

    ETHNOS: "Storm of measures until September".

    IMERISSIA: "Painful package - Drastic cuts to pensions, benefits and health spending".

    KATHIMERINI: "5.1 billion euros in cuts to pensions and benefits".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Day of Judgment before the Troika inspectors".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "All-out governmental strike against pensions, benefits, health"

    TA NEA: "Shock proposals for pensions and benefits".

    VRADYNI: "Loans: Plan/breather for overindebted households".


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