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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-11-20

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  • [01] ND leadership race heats up
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] ND leadership race heats up

    The campaigns of the three candidates for the main opposition New Democracy (ND) leadership race is heating up as the November 29 election for a new party president approaches. On Friday, Dora Bakoyannis will address a gathering in Maroussi, Antonis Samaras in Keratsini and Nea Smyrni in the greater Athens area, and Panagiotis Psomiadis in Thessaloniki.

    Former foreign minister and Athens ex-mayor Bakoyannis toured Sparta and Tripolis on Thursday, and addressed a campaign rally in Tripolis later in the evening.

    Former culture minister Samaras visited Nafpaktos, Messolongi and Patras on Thursday and addressed a gathering in Patras.

    Thessaloniki prefect Psomiadis will address campaign rally in Thessaloniki on fFiday night at the Vellidio center.

    Caption: Main opposition New Democracy (ND) candidates for the party presidency Dora Bakoyannis (left), Panagiotis Psomiadis (center) and Antonis Samaras (right) at the recent ND extraordinary congress. (ANA-MPA/P. Saitas)

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Friday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Clarifications on the 'freeze' on public sector salaries, Tax Bureau audits on doctors in the posh Kolonaki district of Athens, and the appointment of Belgian prime minister Herman Van Rompuy as the EU's first President and the UK's European Commissioner for trade Catherine Ashton as its first Foreign Affairs Chief during a special summit of the 27-nation bloc in Brussels on Thursday, were the main front-page items in Athens' dailies on Friday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "The 'closed' (exclusive) professions opening up, by decision of Council of State".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Europe gets new breath of life - Historic day for the United Europe, which acquires a single representation and voice with a Belgian-British duo at the helm".

    AVGHI: "Freeze on the government".

    AVRIANI: "The mutiny by Papoutsis (PASOK former minister) and the 'green' (PASOK-affiliated) trade unionists forced the government to rescind the freeze on the salaries of civil servants".

    CHORA: "Green reactions over the salary freeze - Strong disagreement by Papoutsis in parliament over the harsh incomes policy".

    ETHNOS: "Poor...doctors in Kolonaki - Unbelievable cases of tax evasion brought to light".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Turkish jetfighters 'crashed' Greek military manoeuver - 'Rehearsal' for partition of the Aegean".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "First defeat (for government) with...self-goal (opposition from inside the ruling party itself) - Irregular retreat on the salary freeze".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Big-time doctors with poverty virus - Kolonaki: Audit on 151 showed that 96 declared the minimum income".

    ESTIA: "We're diverting from Europe, eight years after joining the EMU (economic and monetary union)".

    IMERISSIA: "Debt and spread cause fear - Alert in the government's economic staff".

    KATHIMERINI: "They withdrew the demi-measures under pressure - The government a hostage of its campaign pledges and internal party reactions".

    LOGOS: "Those who have are provoking public opinion...Tax evasion by Kolonaki doctors".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "The state debt causes 'vertigo' of 300 billion euros".

    NIKI: "Wake up because we're losing our way - People of PASOK, the country needs, at last, to be governed".

    PARASKEVI+13 (weekly): "The succession race (in main opposition New Democracy for the new party leader) heats up - The secret planning of the candidates in the last, critical week (before the Nov. 29 election)".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "KKE (Communist Party of Greece) draft law for full-time, steady work for everyone".

    TA NEA: "Tax-crime in...Kolonaki - All self-employed professionals to be put through the (Tax Bureau) sieve".

    TO VIMA: "Objective criteria (on income) being planned for doctors, lawyers, professionals".

    VRADYNI: "Mass shots against the measures - Vehement attack on government, even by its own cadres, over the measures".

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