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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 13-01-15

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] PM to meet with PASOK, Democratic Left leaders on Tues.
  • [02] Government declares war on unemployment
  • [03] Woman's body found in summer home 10 years after her death
  • [04] Greece raises 1.625 bln euros from T-bill auction
  • [05] National Bank has no plan to withdraw from NYSE

  • [01] PM to meet with PASOK, Democratic Left leaders on Tues.

    AMNA--Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will be having a meeting at the Maximos Mansion at 6 p.m. on Tuesday with PASOK party president Evangelos Venizelos and Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis.

    According to reports, the recent cases of violence will be discussed among other things, that heightened with the attack on the offices of the New Democracy party in Syngrou avenue and the shots at Samaras's office in the building.

    [02] Government declares war on unemployment

    The government is declaring war on unemployment, Labour Minister Yannis Vroutsis said on Tuesday, after a broad meeting between the productive ministries authorities chaired by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on dealing with unemployment.

    "Our main concern for 2013 is how new jobs will be generated, particularly for the youth, who are having difficulties in finding work and are thinking of immigrating," Samaras stressed.

    "The prime minister has sounded the alarm," Vroutsis said after the meeting, adding that that "we have declared war on unemployment, with the premier's office as the headquarters".

    Alternate Finance Minister Christos Staikouras and Development Minister Costis Hatzidakis, Agriculture Minister Athanassios Tsaftaris, Shipping Minister Costis Moussouroulis, Labour Minister Yannis Vroutsis and Tourism Minister Olga Kefaloyanni took part in the meeting.

    [03] Woman's body found in summer home 10 years after her death

    AMNA--The mummified body of a 43-year-old woman was discovered recently in her summer home on Egina island a decade after her death, police said.

    The body of the 1959-born Athens resident Irini Xenou was discovered after in November 2012 after neighbors decided to clean up the yard of dried weeds and garbage that had accumulated over the years.

    The woman, who was single and had no parents or siblings, had not been seen by her neighbors since 2002.amna

    After cleaning up the yard, the neighbors came upon a door to the house that had been built in with cement blocks, and when they broke through with the assistance of police, the found the mummified corpse.amna

    Neighbors told police that the woman had been a loner and that they hadn't seen or spoken to her for a decade.

    [04] Greece raises 1.625 bln euros from T-bill auction

    AMNA--Greece on Tuesday successfully auctioned a 13-week Treasury bill issue raising 1.625 billion euros from the market at a lower cost. The Public Debt Management Organization, in a statement, said that the yield of the issue was set at 4.07 pct, down from 4.11 pct in the previous auction of same T-bills in December 18, 2012. Bids submitted totaled 2.82 billion euros, or 1.75 times more than the asked sum. The organization also accepted non-competitive bids worth 375 million euros. Settlement date was set for Friday, 18 January. amna

    The organization will also accept non-competitive bids up to 30 pct of the asked sum by Thursday, 17 January.

    [05] National Bank has no plan to withdraw from NYSE

    AMNA--The National Bank of Greece (NBG) on Tuesday said it has not drafted any plan to withdraw from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) -where the bank trades its ADRs on its common and preferred shares.

    In an announcement to the Athens Stock Exchange -replying to press reports- the bank said, however, it was constantly examining all data and prospects of its share transaction in organized markets and was immediately informing investors over any developments.


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