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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-08-30

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  • [01] Papandreou-Erdogan phone contact
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Papandreou-Erdogan phone contact

    (ANA-MPA) -- Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou telephoned his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday evening to convey his best wishes for the end of the Ramadan period, given that Turkey is a predominately Muslim country.

    The two prime ministers discussed international developments, with the focus on the wider region and more particularly the latest developments in Libya and Syria, on which the stressed the need for democratisation of those two countries.

    Papandreou also expressed his satisfaction with Erdogan's recent decision on minority properties in Turkey, which he described as positive, while the Turkish premier briefed his Greek counterpart in detail on the decision.

    The two premiers further agreed reschedule in the near future the second meeting of the Greece-Turkey Higher Cooperation Council, which had been originally scheduled to take place in June but was postponed due to elections in Turkey. (ANA-MPA)

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The pending merger of Athens-listed Eurobank and Alpha Bank and its anticipated impact on the economy, and cuts in civil servants' salaries were the main front-page items in Athens' dailies on Tuesday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "ND: No to co-governance with PASOK".

    AVGHI: "The universities safeguard the Constitution".

    AVRIANI: "Businessmen salvaging the economy, which all the post-dictatorship governments sank with their criminal policies".

    DIMOKRATIA: "Megaton gaffe by Venizelos (finance minister)".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "They blew away the impeccability of the university entrance exams with the new system for special category candidates".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Home, work, brought down the university base entry grades".

    ESTIA: "The Alpha-Eurobank merger".

    ETHNOS: "Collapse of entry grades in all university schools".

    IMERISSIA: "Merger: Vote of confidence"

    KATHIMERINI: "Banking map changing".

    LOGOS: "Banking giant with support from Qatar".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "The big merger brought stockmarket surge".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Struggle for better tomorrow for the children of the everyday family".

    TA NEA: "Public sector: Double blow to civil servants' salaries".

    VRADYNI: "Arrangement for OEK (Labor Housing Organisation) mortgage loans".

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