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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-03-21

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

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  • [01] Significant progress on income tax and pension reforms, IMF and Eurogoup say
  • [02] Two ferries with more than 2,000 refugees docked at Piraeus and Elefsina on Monday

  • [01] Significant progress on income tax and pension reforms, IMF and Eurogoup say

    "The mission has been productive. Significant progress has been made on the income tax reform," according to the respective announcements of IMF and Eurogroup.

    "The mission made important progress on key aspects of the pension reform. Work is ongoing and will continue over the Easter break. The mission chiefs will return to Athens on April 2 to resume the discussions with a view to conclude them as soon as possible," the IMF added.

    [02] Two ferries with more than 2,000 refugees docked at Piraeus and Elefsina on Monday

    The ferry "Ariadni" carrying 582 refugees and migrants from two islands of Eastern Aegean Sea docked at the port of Piraeus early in the morning on Monday. More specifically, the ferry carried 260 persons from Chios and another 322 refugees and migrants from Mytilene.

    An hour later at the port of Elefsina docked the ferry "Eleftherios Venizelos" carrying 1433 from Mytilene, who are going to be transported to hosting centres in the region of Attica.

    Within the port of Piraeus are temporarily installed 4,400 refugees, according to the latest counting of the portuary authorities.

    Later in the day, the secretary of the Communist Party of Greece Dimitris Koutsoumbas will pay a visit to the installations of the hosting centre at the port and afterwards is scheduled a meeting between the Communist leader and the Minister of Maritime and Island Policy Thodoris Dritsas and representatives of the Region of Attica.

    Meanwhile, at the ex barracks of Katsikas in the city of Ioannina begun the instalment of 1,167 refugees and migrants who were transported on buses from Athens. However, 150 of them refused to remain at the camp and left by their own will. About 80 refugees have chosen to return by bus in Athens or Thessalonica, while the rest took the road towards Ioannina on foot.


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