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Athens News Agency: News in English, 00-10-18

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  • [01] Greece-passenger shipping
  • [02] Soccer-Champions League-Olympiakos-Heerenveen

  • [01] Greece-passenger shipping

    18/10/2000 13:57:33

    Greek Merchant Marine Minister Christos Papoutsis on Wednesday urged for the deregulation of the domestic passenger shipping sector and said that the government would submit a new draft bill in parliament next month.

    "The invitation is open to everyone to bring new ships in passenger shipping. We give equal opportunities to all. No one has the privilege of exclusive operating rights. All shipping lines are free and the rules of the game are credible and transparent," Papoutsis told reporters.

    He said that competition among shipping companies would benefit passengers with lower prices and better services.

    Papoutsis said that the government would submit a draft bill on deregulating the passenger shipping sector in parliament in November. "Now is the time for political parties. They must contribute in an effort for a better future of the shipping sector," he said.

    He also stressed the need for an improved on harbour facilities in the country to become more competitive.

    [02] Soccer-Champions League-Olympiakos-Heerenveen

    17/10/2000 23:42:31

    HEERENVEEN (ANA) - Olympiakos Piraeus lost 1-0 to Heerenveen in a European soccer Champions League group three match played here on Tuesday night. The solitary goal was scored by Jensen in the 82nd minute of the game.

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