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Athens News Agency: News in English, 07-06-24

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

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  • [01] Papariga in Litohoro, Katerini
  • [02] SYN leader on tour of Crete

  • [01] Papariga in Litohoro, Katerini

    Communist Party of Greece (KKE) General Secretary Aleka Papariga visited the town of Litohoro over the weekend, where she took part in a women's meeting. She then travelled to Katerini, where she held a press conference referring to the EU summit which agreed on a deal for a new European Treaty.

    Papariga said that the negotiations and arguments were not taking place in order to defend the interests of the people but to determine how the rich in each country would "share the pie". The problems of the populace remain outside the discussion, she noted and predicted that as long as the EU continued to enlarge, fugicentral powers and temporary alliances would increase.

    According to KKE's leader, this "false friendship" and internal competition should be used by the popular classes. Peoples and governments do not have common interests, she concluded.

    [02] SYN leader on tour of Crete

    Coalition of the Left, Movements and Progress (SYN) leader Alekos Alavanos called prime minister Costas Karamanlis "a spectator of the developments" at the recent EU summit in Brussels, speaking in Aghios Nikolaos, Crete, during a tour of the island.

    He said that while "one of the biggest bargainings to take place in the EU" was underway, "with countries such as Poland putting forward issues and winning them", "New Democracy and Costas Karamanlis were playing the role of journalist. In other words, they were informing us on how the negotiations were progressing, among the others".

    "And we ask ourselves, didn't Greece have any issues to put forward at such a meeting?", Alavanos queried.

    Before his address, Alavanos met with Lassithi Prefect Antonis Stratakis, Aghios Nikolaos mayor Dimitris Kounenakis, the president of the Lassithi Labour Centre Manolis Peponis, and Lassithi Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Nikos Tzanopoulos.

    Meanwhile, in an interview with Eleftherotypia daily appearing in the newspaper's Sunday edition, and replying to a question in the prospect of post-electoral collaboration between his party and main opposition PASOK, Alavanos said that SYN always aspired to the concentration of forces in parliament, as on the issue of the fact-finding commission on the funds.

    "But for a wider collaboration, a more general programme agreement is required. And that is not the case with PASOK," he said.


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