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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-07-17

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  • [01] PM: Greece will not go bankrupt
  • [02] PM to chair meeting on Eurozone summit
  • [03] Clinton expresses strong support for Greece
  • [04] High temperatures to continue

  • [01] PM: Greece will not go bankrupt

    ANA-MPA/"Greece will not go bankrupt," Prime Minister George Papandreou stressed in an interview printed in the Sunday issue of "Kathimerini", adding that the government was currently in the process of trying to find a long-term solution to make Greece's debt manageable.

    "In this difficult and complicated negotiation there is no room for irresponsible voices that cultivate fear, bet on failure and distort the truth," he added.ana-mpa

    In view of Thursday's emergency Eurozone summit meeting, he underlined that the interests of the country and its citizens would be a "red line" that would not be crossed.

    "There remains the aim of ensuring the smooth functioning of the state, the payment of wages and pensions as normal, the protection of deposits," he stressed.ana-mpa

    "We, as a country, have taken the necessary decisions no matter how difficult they were. It is now time for Europe to make its own decisions," he added.

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    [02] PM to chair meeting on Eurozone summit

    ANA-MPA/Prime Minister George Papandreou is to chair a government meeting on Sunday evening to prepare for the emergency Eurozone summit on a solution to the debt crisis in Europe this coming Thursday, government sources said.

    The meeting will be attended by Finance Minister and Government Vice-President Evangelos Venizelos, along with ministry officials, in order to work out Greece's proposals and positions ahead of the meeting.

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    [03] Clinton expresses strong support for Greece

    (ANA-MPA) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday expressed the US government's strong support for the efforts of the Greek people and the Greek government to overcome the ongoing debt crisis, speaking during a press conference in the wake of her meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinidis.

    Their meeting was the first in a round of scheduled meetings between Clinton and Greek leadership, during her visit to Athens, where she arrived late on Saturday from neighbouring Turkey after attending a meeting of the Contact Group for Libya.

    Clinton underlined that the government of Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou had faced tough decisions and expressed Washington's support for his determination to carry out reforms.

    Doing nothing would have far worse consequences than the current difficulties, she added, expressing her faith in the strength of the Greek people.

    (ANA-MPA) During one-on-one talks lasting half an hour, followed by a meeting between Greek and US delegations, Clinton and Lambrinidis discussed the economic crisis and issues of foreign policy, focusing mainly on the situation in Libya, the Middle East, the western Balkans, the Cyprus issue and Greece's relations with Turkey.

    Caption: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Greek Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinidis hold up copies of a bilateral agreement on the protection of antiquities on Sunday, 16 July 2011, with the Parthenon atop the Acropolis in central Athens as a backdrop. The signing ceremony was held at the New Acropolis Museum, which stands to the south of the Acropolis. ANA-MPA / KATERINA MAVRONA

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    [04] High temperatures to continue

    ANA-MPA/A heatwave which started this weekend will persist into the coming week has been forecast by the Greek weather service, with temperatures as high as 40C and low wind speeds in several parts of the country.

    Experts warned that discomfort levels may be high, especially in urban centres, while Greek local authorities have prepared for the summer's first heatwave by making public air-conditioned areas available for those most vulnerable to the high temperatures.ana-mpa

    They also advise the public, both healthy and more vulnerable individuals, to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and high temperatures as this can lead to serious health problems.

    According to the weather service, temperatures will remain in the high 30s or even reach 40 on Monday and Tuesday and will gradually start to drop from Wednesday, initially only in western parts of the country, when wind speeds are forecast to rise.

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