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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 13-01-28

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  • [01] PM Samaras to visit Qatar
  • [02] PPC employees call 24h strike on Thursday
  • [03] Farmers' series of meetings with party leaders
  • [04] The Monday edition of Athens' dailies

  • [01] PM Samaras to visit Qatar

    AMNA--Prime Minister Antonis Samaras leaves for Doha on Monday afternoon, for the purpose of attracting investments to Greece and rekindling Qatari investment interest.

    Samaras will meet with the prime minister of Qatar, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, on Tuesday afternoon, while on Wednesday he will meet with the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, after which he will attend the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Federation of Greek Industries (SEB) and the Qatari Chamber of Commerce and Industry.amna

    The Greek premier will also attend a lunch hosted by Arab businessmen.

    Samaras will further visit the Museum of Islamic Art before departing Qatar on Wednesday evening.

    [02] PPC employees call 24h strike on Thursday

    AMNA--Public Power Corporation (PPC) employees' federation GENOP-DEI on Monday called a 24-hour strike on Thursday in support for the public transport employees' mobilisations.

    In an announcement, GENOP calls on the private sector umbrella labor organisation GSEE to "rise to the circumstances and assume their responsibilities, given that four days after our colleagues in the Athens metro were forced to return to work, it (GSEE) has not taken any substantial decision for reaction against the government's unconstitutional decision that abolishes their union struggles".

    [03] Farmers' series of meetings with party leaders

    AMNA--Representatives of the National Coordination Body of farmers begin on Monday a series of meetings with party leaders. On their agenda is a meeting on Monday with Democratic Left (DIMAR) party leader Fotis Kouvelis, with main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras on Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning, and with PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos.

    Farmers throughout Greece held a meeting on Sunday, and sent a message that they are determined to 'paralyze' the country given that the taxation, VAT and the production cost in combination with the economic crisis lead them to' annihilation', said the president of the Imathia farmers' movement Costas Lioliopoulos.

    Farmers from the region of Thessaly have already started to move towards the Nikaia interchange on the Athens-Thessaloniki national highway and will decide in the afternoon whether they will block the road, said Karditsa farmers' federation leader Vangelis Boutas.amna

    In Imathia prefecture, the farmers continue to keep their tractor lined up at the Kouloura interchange on the Egnatia Highway and underlined that they will not block off the road before Wednesday and will await the outcome of the meetings in Athens with the party leaders.amna

    A similar stance has been adopted by farmers in the rest of the country, who will also take their final decisions depending on the results of the meetings.

    [04] The Monday edition of Athens' dailies

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    DIMOKRATIA: "One of two real estate property owners unable to pay the taxes".

    EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: "Long-term requisition (of striking public transport employees)".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Bulldozers for 3,305 buildings lacking construction licenses"

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "The new retirement ages for civil servants".

    ESTIA: "Society praises Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' stance on metro strike".

    ETHNOS: "Troika (EC, ECB, IMF) wants abolition of objective values in real estate".

    IMERISSIA: "Two new challenges on Athens Stock Exchange's Big Board".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Development plan for 48 Greek marinas".

    TA NEA: "Secret treasure from 'black' money".

    VRADYNI: "Reversals in retirement ages".

    6 DAYS: "The fire spreads to the plains (refers to farmers' mobilisations)".

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