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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-09-19

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From: The Athens News Agency at <>


  • [01] KKE on social security
  • [02] Tsipras on environment
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] KKE on social security

    Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Secretary General Aleka Papariga spoke at a press conference about social security on Saturday.

    The KKE leader said that a "timebomb" will explode in the social security system in the coming months, in accordance with what the European Union and the Federation of Greek Industries want.

    Papariga stressed that the mainstream New Democracy and PASOK parties are preparing the ground for a blow to be dealt at the social security system, with their allegations that the funds have no money. She also called on working people to back KKE, stressing that this option is a "one-way path."

    The KKE leader further said that "KKE proposes the abolition of working people's contributions for health, equal grants for all, whether they are employed or unemployed, subsidisation for the unemployed by 80 percent, full social security for them, the abolition of business activity in the health and welfare sectors and a minimum pension of 1,120 euros."

    Papariga further noted that "the businessmen are giving the keys to PASOK (the main opposition party) now, due to its socialdemocrat ability to deceive the people" and added that both the New Democracy and PASOK parties are deceiving the people when they do not clarify what they mean with structural changes in the social security sector.

    [02] Tsipras on environment

    Coalition of the Left, Movements and Ecology (Synaspismos) President Alexis Tsipras toured Mount Pikilo, west of Athens, on Saturday.

    Tsipras stressed that "in these elections all the political forces are speaking of protection for the environment and of sustainable growth. However, those alone who are really seeking quality of life and protection of the environment are the active citizens."

    Referring to the Attica prefecture in particular, Tsipras said that there are dozens of environmental wounds and Mount Pikilo is one of them, where an irrational delineation has turned 8 stremmas of forest into a dry landscape and into concrete.

    Tsipras also stressed the need for whatever greenery has been left in the Attica prefecture to remain so and the mountain masses around the urban areas should be protected in particular.

    The Coalition leader further said that the public and forest nature of mountain masses, especially of Mount Pikilo, must be consolidated.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The parties' campaigns ahead of the October 4 general elections and the course of the economy dominated the headlines on Saturday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "PASOK revanchism awakening in public sector".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Dora with pneumonia at 'Errikos Dynan'".

    AVGHI: "Money from armaments for Health, pensions, Education".

    AVRIANI: "ND-PASOK war over Burgas-Alexandroupoli oil pipeline".

    ELEFTHRI ORA: "Turkish 'capture' of Thrace through...ballot box".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Scene of '81 for ND".

    ESTIA: "The statistics of the elections".

    ETHNOS: "Savage slaughter in hunt for preference cross".

    KATHIMERINI: "Deliberations for State tickets".

    LOGOS: "Scepticism over holding 'debate' of the '6'...expressed by journalists".

    NIKI: "Looting in ruins".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "People should resist extortion in choosing between ND-PASOK".

    TO VIMA: "Mr. Karamanlis being disputed".

    VRADYNI: "Guilty silence. Harsh attack by Karamanlis against Papandreou over pipeline".

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