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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-09-12

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From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] K.Karamanlis: Bold Decisions, Specific Targets
  • [02] PASOK: The Answer to Financial Crisis
  • [03] A.Tsipras Visits Mc Donald's
  • [04] G.Karatzaferis: Karamanlis Gives Power Away
  • [05] G.Karatzaferis: Karamanlis Gives Power Away
  • [06] Turkey Hit by Deadly Flooding
  • [07] China Accuses the USA of Protectionism

  • [01] K.Karamanlis: Bold Decisions, Specific Targets

    Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2009 17:03

    Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis addressed Saturday morning a meeting of local government cadres.

    Our nation has two touch years ahead. Two years that demand bold decisions on specific targets:

    - to ease the repercussions of the global financial crisis, - to make sure that Greece's economy stands strong, and

    - to lay down solid foundations for the day after. The key quandary for the citizens is crystal clear: to choose between the tough and responsible path that will yield results in the battle against the global crisis and the easy and irresponsible path that leave impasses in its wake. Those trying to be pleasant today will weigh down the citizens with huge burdens tomorrow. The measures needed to be taken then will be much harsher than the ones we are proposing. Therefore the path of responsibility is the only path. Time must not be wasted. We have to take bold steps, saying things as they really are. Responsibility is a duty to the future of us all. Irresponsibility is a luxury that the nation cannot endure

    Therefore, I submitted an integrated three-pillar plan: Stricter checks on public spending. Fight to stamp out tax evasion. Structural changes that pave the way for new structures.

    Shifting his attention to the main opposition party of PASOK (Panhellenic Socialist Movement), Karamanlis stressed: Despite the unprecedented crisis, there are political powers that refuse to submit proposals and action plans. There are political power that keep twisting, deceiving and leveling. The main opposition party has engaged in a race of equivocation and promises. Instead of presenting a plan, they resort to wishful thinking. Instead of proposing solutions, they mete out promises. Instead of living up to the major challenge of the global crisis, they pretend there are no perils to be tackled. When it comes to real economy, they say and unsay, they promise and retract.

    News item: 26677

    [02] PASOK: The Answer to Financial Crisis

    PASOK (Panhellenic Socialist Movement) President George Papandreou is expected to outline an immediate 100-day plan for the economy, as well as the key points of his governance plan at his speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair. According to information, Papandreou will refer to the measures PASOK has proposed to boost the market, enhance low-income earners and contain public spending. He will also touch on measures capable of restoring people's trust in the political system. In his interview with Imerisia paper, the PASOK leader outlined his economic proposal, underlining there would be no new taxes.

    Older news items: News item: 26684

    [03] A.Tsipras Visits Mc Donald's

    Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2009 19:03

    SYN President Alexis Tsipras visited Saturday morning a branch of a US fastfood chain in central Athens and talked with the employees. Tsipras blasted the two mainstream political parties, ND and PASOK, for having adopted anti-labour laws, noting, at the same time, that SYRIZA will be present in the next Parliament, battling to abolish them.

    News item: 26678

    [04] G.Karatzaferis: Karamanlis Gives Power Away

    2009 -

    Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2009 15:03

    LAOS (Popular Orthodox Rally) President Giorgos Karatzaferis addressed Saturday morning a party event in the southern Greek city of Tripoli. Karatzaferis blasted Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis for giving the power away to Socialist leader George Papandreou, who, as he predicted, would be the new Prime Minister on 5 October.

    He accused Papandreou of arrogance and ingratitude towards his party officials, who were excluded from the party's ticket. He revealed that PASOK officials were discussing Saturday to leave Thodoros Pangalos out, as well.

    Giorgos Karatzaferis then slammed ND and PASOK for scandals, while he termed LAOS as a party that is independent of the new order.

    News item: greece-21.htm

    [05] G.Karatzaferis: Karamanlis Gives Power Away

    Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2009 15:03

    LAOS (Popular Orthodox Rally) President Giorgos Karatzaferis addressed Saturday morning a party event in the southern Greek city of Tripoli. Karatzaferis blasted Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis for giving the power away to Socialist leader George Papandreou, who, as he predicted, would be the new Prime Minister on 5 October.

    He accused Papandreou of arrogance and ingratitude towards his party officials, who were excluded from the party's ticket. He revealed that PASOK officials were discussing Saturday to leave Thodoros Pangalos out, as well.

    Giorgos Karatzaferis then slammed ND and PASOK for scandals, while he termed LAOS as a party that is independent of the new order.

    News item: 26682

    [06] Turkey Hit by Deadly Flooding

    News

    The storm that hit NW Turkey in the early hours of Saturday caused fresh damage and problems to the residents. After two hour of torrential rain, the outskirts of Istanbul were flooded. The Erdogan administration and the Istanbul Mayor pledged to restore damage, however, the 33 casualties and the slow response of the state authorities have trigger strong reactions.

    Another two hours of heavy rain were added up to the nightmare experienced in eastern Istanbul in the middle of the week.

    Families were trapped in their flooded houses and were saved thanks to the painstaking efforts of the firefighters.

    This time, authorities had promptly sounded the alarm and thousand men had been deployed in the streets.

    A bridge outside Istanbul collapsed, while major problems were reported in nearby towns. About 100 people were seized for looting.

    Anger and indignation against the Erdogan administration is flaring up, since it failed to conduct anti-flooding measures and allowed building activities to go wild.

    Accusations are being made against the Prime Minister himself, with his rivals reminding that he was mayor in Istanbul when the building spree was in full swing.

    Source: NETOlder news items: News item: 26686

    [07] China Accuses the USA of Protectionism

    News

    Tensions ran high between the USA and China, following President Barack Obama's decision to impose added duty on Chinese-made tires for three years.

    This move came in response to a petition filed earlier this year by the US Steelworkers Union. The White House spokesman said that the President's decision was based on reality and on the law.

    China decried the move, branding it as a dangerous protectionist signal. "This is a grave act of trade protectionism. Not only does it violate WTO rules, it contravenes commitments the United States government made at the G20 financial summit, and is an abuse of special safeguard provisions that sends the wrong signal to the world," blasted China's Minister of Commerce, Chen Deming

    News item: 26675


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