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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-12-23

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  • [01] Αμέσως μετα τα Χριστούγεννα κυκλοφορεί το ''ΑΛΜΑΝΑΚ 2003''.
  • [02] Parliament endorses 2003 budget
  • [03] Latest opinions polls released over the weekend
  • [04] Bodies of 9 would-be migrants recovered off Evia
  • [05] Greek soccer results

  • [01] Αμέσως μετα τα Χριστούγεννα κυκλοφορεί το ''ΑΛΜΑΝΑΚ 2003''.

    23/12/2002 13:17:24

    Είκοσι χρόνια κλείνει εφέτος το ''ΑΛΜΑΝΑΚ'',που ξεκίνησε ο δικηγόρος-συγγραφέας Κώστας Διγκαβές από τη Θεσσαλονίκη.

    Τα τελευταία χρόνια το ελληνικό και διεθνές ΑΛΜΑΝΑΚ εκδίδεται σε συνεργασία με το ΑΘΗΝΑΙΚΟ ΠΡΑΚΤΟΡΕΙΟ ΕΙΔΗΣΕΩΝ.

    Στις πλούσιες σελίδες του το ''ΑΛΜΑΝΑΚ 2003'' περιλαμβάνει την ''παγκόσμια ιστορία'' της χρονιάς που πέρασε.Με ημερολογιακή καταγραφή, περνούν πρόσωπα και γεγονότα που πρωταγωνίστησαν και σημάδεψαν τη δημόσια ζωή της χώρας τους ή την παγκόσμια κοινότητα.

    Το ''ΑΛΜΑΝΑΚ 2003'' περιλαμβάνει όλα όσα συνέβησαν στο χώρο της Πολιτικής, της Οικονομίας, του Πολιτισμού, του Αθλητισμού, της Επιστήμης, αλλά και τις μεγάλες βραβεύσεις όπως και τις μεγάλες απουσίες, τόσο στην Ελλάδα όσο και στον κόσμο.

    Δεκάδες φωτογραφίες εμπλουτίζουν τις ελληνικές και διεθνείς εξελίξεις.

    Επίσης, σε σελίδες με διαφορετικό χρώμα ,θα βρείτε τις εσωτερικές εξελίξεις στην αγγλική γλώσσα, ξεχωριστό τμήμα για την Κύπρο και ενα αναλυτικό οικονομικό ένθετο.

    Ιδιαίτερο ενδιαφέρον έχουν εφέτος τα πολιτιστικά αφιερώματά του

    και το αφιέρωμα στους Ολυμπιακούς Αγώνες ''Αθήνα 2004''.

    Για την έκδοση εργάστηκαν, πλην του θεσσαλονικιού δικηγόρου-συγγραφέα Κώστα Διγκαβέ και του γιού του Μανώλη Διγκαβέ, πολλά

    στελέχη του Α.Π.Ε.

    Η τιμή του βιβλίου είναι 15 ευρώ.

    Θα το βρείτε στα βιβλιοπωλεία, αμέσως μετά τα Χριστούγεννα, ενώ μπορείτε να τηλεφωνείτε και στο ΑΠΕ, τηλ.210-6400560 και 210-6400580 (Διεύθυνση Πωλήσεων και΄Ερευνας Αγοράς , ώρες 09.00 - 14.00).

    [02] Parliament endorses 2003 budget

    23/12/2002 09:23:11

    Parliament passed the budget for 2003 in the early hours of Monday after a five-day debate.

    Voting in favour of the budget were 156 deputies, with 139 voting against in the 300-member house. Five parliamentarians were absent in the roll-call vote.

    The new budget, according to the government, aims to bolster stability, fiscal revitalisation in 2003 and foresees growth of 3.8 percent as well as a rise of 5.1 percent each for public sector revenues and spending.

    [03] Latest opinions polls released over the weekend

    22/12/2002 23:31:29

    The latest two polls conducted for and published by as many Athens dailies over the weekend mostly patterned results of previous opinion polls, although the latest surveys were conducted in the aftermath of last weeks EU Copenhagen Summit.

    According to results published in the Sunday edition of ?To Vima? newspaper, main opposition New Democracy was preferred by 39.1 percent of respondents, as opposed to 33.5 percent for ruling PASOK. Conversely, Prime Minister Costas Simitis was given a 38.9 percent figure in the question of ?most capable prime minister? to 36.8 percent for ND leader Costas Karamanlis.

    The survey, conducted by the Kapa Research firm, gave the Communist Party of Greece 5.4 percent; 3.1 percent for the Coalition of the Left (Synaspismos); 2 percent for out-of-Parliament DHKKI and 2.7 percent for the recently established LA.O.S party. Moreover, 53 percent of respondents said they believed ND will win the next general elections.

    In other queries, 49.5 percent of respondents said they believe the total situation in the country worsened in 2002; 22.9 percent said things improved, whereas 27.2 percent said things remained the same.

    An opinion poll found in the Sunday edition of ?Eleftherotypia?, meanwhile, echoed the previous survey in terms of Simitis edge over Karamanlis, with 44.4 percent of respondents in this poll giving the nod to the premier and 36 percent opting for Karamanlis.

    The Metron Analysis conducted the Eleftherotypia poll.

    On his part, government spokesman Christos Protopapas appeared pleased with the results, saying the people are expressing an increased trust for Simitis.

    [04] Bodies of 9 would-be migrants recovered off Evia

    22/12/2002 23:30:17

    The bodies of eight people, believed to be would-be migrants, were located off the large island of Evia, adjacent to the central Greek mainland, on Sunday morning, the coast guard announced.

    Authorities are conducting a search of the surrounding sea region where the bodies were discovered, reports stated.

    No further information was available at press time. Autopsies are pending.

    In an unrelated development, a Turkish-registered fishing boat carrying five people was intercepted near the eastern Aegean island of Kos early Sunday morning, with Turkish authorities later escorting the vessel back towards Turkish waters after Greek authorities contacted their Turkish counterparts.

    [05] Greek soccer results

    22/12/2002 23:29:40

    Results of Greek first division soccer matches played over the weekend:

    Proodeftiki Piraeus-Aris Thessaloniki, 3-1 (on Saturday)

    AEK Athens-Ionikos Piraeus, 3-0

    PAS Ioannina-OFI Crete, 0-0

    Xanthi-Iraklis Thessaloniki, 1-0

    PAOK Thessaloniki-Panahaiki Patras, 4-0

    Aegaleo Piraeus-Olympiakos Piraeus, 0-2

    Panathinaikos Athens-Kallithea Athens, 1-0

    Akratitos Athens-Panionios Athens, 0-2

    The standings after 12 games:

    Olympiakos 26

    PAOK 24

    Panathinaikos 23

    Aris 21

    AEK 21

    Proodeftiki 20

    Xanthi 19

    Iraklis 18

    Panionios 18

    Aegaleo 13

    OFI 12

    Kallithea 11

    Ionikos 10

    Akratitos 8

    Ioannina 8

    Panahaiki 4

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