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Athens News Agency: News in English, 06-08-16

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

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  • [01] Foreign ministry on possible Greek contribution to UNIFIL
  • [02] Papariga meets Portuguese delegation
  • [03] EU clears buyout of Emporiki Bank

  • [01] Foreign ministry on possible Greek contribution to UNIFIL

    The foreign ministry on Wednesday announced that the Greek government is examining prospects for contributing to a UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) within the framework of relevant discussions at the United Nations and within the European Union. In the announcement, the ministry reiterates that Athens immediately mobilised to evacuate Greek and third country citizens from Lebanon as well as to dispatch humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people.

    (ANA-MPA file photo of Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis)

    [02] Papariga meets Portuguese delegation

    The situation prevailing in the Middle East dominated talks held on Wednesday between a Greek Communist Party (KKE) delegation, headed by party leader Aleka Papariga, and a Portuguese Communist Party delegation, headed by its Secretary General Jeronimo de Sousa.

    According to an announcement by KKE, the two delegations exchanged views on the situation prevailing in the two countries and the problems faced by working people "due to the assault they are sustaining from the forces of capital" and the response of the popular labour movement.

    Also discussed, according to the announcement, was the situation prevailing internationally, and in the Middle East in particular, while they also expressed solidarity for the struggling peoples of Lebanon and Palestine and for the "pacifist forces of resistance that are active in Israel."

    [03] EU clears buyout of Emporiki Bank

    Paris-based Cr?dit Agricole S.A. announced on Wednesday that it had received clearance from the European Union's executive Commission for the acquisition of control of Emporiki Bank of Greece S.A. A public offer to shareholders of Emporiki was reported on July 13 to the Commission, which issued its decision on 11 August, the French bank said in a statement.

    The Bank of Greece has already approved the buyout.

    Completion of the off-the-exchange transfer and the settlement of Emporiki shares tendered by 7 August took place on 16 August, the statement added.


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