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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-08-02

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] ECB lacks tools for dealing with crises in Eurozone, Greek President says
  • [02] Kotzias: Abolition of guarantees, withdrawal of occupation army in Cyprus central in resolving issue
  • [03] Citizen Protection Minister declares state of emergency in fire-stricken Limni

  • [01] ECB lacks tools for dealing with crises in Eurozone, Greek President says

    The European Central Bank lacks the necessary tools to deal effectively with the debt crisis and the banking crisis and this is one of the major shortcomings in the Eurozone, President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos said on Tuesday, in a meeting with Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras.

    The ECB's President Mario Draghi was "a man that has proven that he defends the Eurozone and the euro," Pavlopoulos said, adding that Greece must align itself "with the states that will contribute so that the ECB is able to rise to the occasion, having the appropriate means. Even if this requires a change in its charter."

    Stournaras, while briefing the president, noted that developments for Greece were now more positive than a short while ago and that the ECB was a "pillar of stability in Europe".

    "We would like, the members of the ECB board, for governments through fiscal policy but also through reforms to also contribute, all those that are able, of course, and have what we call the 'fiscal margin' to do so," he added.

    [02] Kotzias: Abolition of guarantees, withdrawal of occupation army in Cyprus central in resolving issue

    It has been shown again that the abolition of the guarantees in Cyprus and the withdrawal of the Turkish occupation forces are basic conditions for resolving the Cyprus issue, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Tuesday, following reports that the leadership and officers of the occupation army on the island were involved in the attempted coup in Turkey.

    "The information coming to light regarding the involvement of the leadership and officers of the occupation forces in Cyprus in the attempted coup in Turkey confirm and bolster, even further, our longstanding position that the elimination of the anachronistic system of guarantees and the withdrawal of the occupation forces are fundamental conditions for the resolution of the Cyprus issue, as the need for their removal from Cyprus is being demonstrated once again," the minister stated.

    [03] Citizen Protection Minister declares state of emergency in fire-stricken Limni

    Alternate Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in the fire-stricken areas of northern Evia, in order to speed up the flow of compensation for damages. The three-day fire that started on Saturday and wasn't fully under control until late on Monday burned thousands of hectares in swathes of pine forest around the town of Limni.

    Limni Mayor Christos Kalyviotis on Tuesday thanked the minister for swiftly meeting the residents' demand to declare a state of emergency in the area, which will mean the drawing up of special plans to address the problems and enlist the entire state machinery, while bypassing lengthy bureaucratic procedures normally used for the release of funds.


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