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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-12-25

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] No additional commitment in Finance Minister's letter to ESM, say gov't sources
  • [02] President Pavlopoulos sends condolences to Russian President Putin
  • [03] No safety without democracy, says Alt. Defence Minister Vitsas
  • [04] Greece's tourist result for 2016 will exceed initial expectations, says Tourism Minister Kountoura

  • [01] No additional commitment in Finance Minister's letter to ESM, say gov't sources

    "There is no additional commitment in Finance Ministry's letter to the ESM" said government sources noting that "Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos' letter confirms the existing commitments.

    The same sources said that if outperformance is recorded in the future it can be used, in accordance with the institutions with 'on targeted measures for the support of the social protections, the relief of the tax burdens and the creation of a cash buffer or for the payment of overdue debt, something that is clearly stated in the Finance Ministry's letter.

    [02] President Pavlopoulos sends condolences to Russian President Putin

    President of Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos on Sunday ordered general secretary of the Greek presidency ambassador Georgios Gennimatas to call the Russian Embassy in Athens and convey his condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin and to the families of the victims of the airplane tragedy in Sochi.

    [03] No safety without democracy, says Alt. Defence Minister Vitsas

    There is no safety without democracy, stated Alternate Defence Minister Dimitris Vitsas in his interview to Athens Macedonian News Agency on Sunday. After the recent terror attacks, he underlined there are two way to face this situation: The first with walls and authoritarianism and the second with safety, democracy and humanity. Vitsas also sent a message to Ankara saying that the aggressive rhetoric and the violations are confronted with calmness, composure and determination. Moreover, the Greek acquis was not offered but was gained with struggles and afterwards came the treaties that it official and for this reason "we do not put it on any negotiations table"

    [04] Greece's tourist result for 2016 will exceed initial expectations, says Tourism Minister Kountoura

    Greece's overall tourist result in 2016 will exceed the initial expectations and market's forecasts, estimated Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to Athens Macedonian News Agency on Sunday. Whilst awaiting the final data, the minister noted that 9 percent increase was recorded in revenues in the major tourist accommodation according to GBR pollster while according to the Bank of Greece the bank deposits rose by 2.9 billion euros in the tourist season May-October 2016. Kountoura underlined that 2016 positive dynamic continues and for 2017 as the first figures show. The early reservations and the messages from the foreign tour operators on the expanded tourist season (March to November) reflect a 20 percent upwards trend in comparison with 2016 from our traditional tourist markets.
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