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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 15-12-23

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

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  • [01] Thirteen migrants drown in a new tragedy off Farmakonissi
  • [02] PM Tsipras: No more pension cuts

  • [01] Thirteen migrants drown in a new tragedy off Farmakonissi

    Thirteen people lost their lives, victims of a new accident at the sea region east of the island of Farmakonissi, when a 7- meter boat with 29 refugees aboard sank under unidentified circumstances early on Wednesday morning.

    Among the drowned victims are seven children.

    The Greek Coast Guard has managed to rescue from the waters 15 persons (13 men and two women), and in the meantime in full scale is the research to locate one more missing individual.

    According to informations, three of the rescued (two women and a man) were in coma and were urgently transported by helicopter to the hospital of Leros.

    [02] PM Tsipras: No more pension cuts

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in his last address to the cabinet for 2015 noted that "our red line in social security is clear and inviolable; we will not proceed to the 12th consecutive cut in pensions".

    Tsipras stressed that until mid-January the government will have fulfilled its commitment and will table in parliament its proposal on the reforms of the social security system. He also said that it will be the last step before the 'source' of the first evaluation and the following decisions process for the necessary debt reduction.


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