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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-01-25

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

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  • [01] KKE leader on Drug Prevention
  • [02] Antiquity smuggling exhibition
  • [03] Karpathos pines in danger

  • [01] KKE leader on Drug Prevention

    Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Secretary General Aleka Papariga on Thursday accused the government that the aim of its policy on the problem of drugs is either to curb the public sector related to prevention and rehabilitation or have it pass into the hands of private persons, "considering to have unhappy working class families facing the big problem of drug addiction and rehabilitation as their clientele."

    The statements were made after her meeting with the Employees Union at the Drug Prevention Centres, stressing that what is the criterion for KKE is "the widening of the sector of prevention."

    Papariga further said that employees in the prevention sector are owed over six million by the health ministry and over one million by the interior ministry.

    Lastly, she stressed that her party considers it an obligation to inform the Greek people in a wider sense to facilitate coordinated and immediate actions to prevent the worse.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of Communist Party of Greece Secretary General Aleka Papariga

    [02] Antiquity smuggling exhibition

    A media exhibition entitled "The stealing of History", organised by the Hellenic Culture Foundation, will open its doors on Jan. 31 at the National Archaeology Museum in Lisbon, Portugal.

    The exhibition aims to inform people on antiquities smuggling and its consequences in culture.

    Lisbon is the second city that has hosted the exhibition, after a stop in Trieste, Italy.

    The exhibition is part of Greece's efforts to boost the repatriation of illegally exported antiqui

    [03] Karpathos pines in danger

    A significant problem has arisen over the past few months with the pine trees on the eastern Aegean island of Karpathos island, as trees have begun to dry out for no apparent reason, whereas up to 30 percent of the island's pine forests have been destroyed, according to local authorities.

    Prefectural officials have requested assistance from the Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki, with a mission expected to arrive on the island in the next few days.

    The prefect of Karpathos and Kassos, Michalis Erotokritos, warned that if immediate measures aren't taken, then all of the pine trees on the island will be destroyed.


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