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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-01-20

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  • [01] Strikes, mobilisations for Thurs.
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines ´╗┐

  • [01] Strikes, mobilisations for Thurs.

    (┴═┴-╠PA) -- Unions representing bus and trolley bus drivers in Athens have announced a work stoppage between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, while trains won't run due to a strike by workers at Hellenic Rail (OSE).

    Moreover, a work stoppage was called by the civil servants' union for contract workers in Greece's cavernous public sector, with a rally scheduled outside the Supreme Court, where a ruling is expected in a case brought by contract workers who demand permanent tenure.

    Moreover, medical and dental associations have also called on their members to join a one-day strike on Thursday.

    Finally, many pharmacies remained closed, due to opposition by pharmacists' associations to a planned liberalisation in the sector and the lifting of several restrictions in the opening of new pharmacies.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form


    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Thursday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The intended opening of the so-called 'closed' professions and changes to the ministers' accountability law were the main front-page items in Athens' dailies on Thursday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "New measures for health - Omnibus bill tabled yesterday (Wednesday)".

    AVGHI: "They're 'closing' the small (professions), opening the big ones".

    AVRIANI: "Politicians fooling the people, putting blame on the judges".

    DIMOKRATIA: "Judges livid with 'always innocent' politicians".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Judges 'denuding' the politicians on Siemens scandal, say justice was never asked, in writing or verbally, for opening of bank accounts".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Unconditional 'opening' for 150 professions".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Two-speed professions - 5 major professions 'opening' with window, and another 350 without conditions".

    ESTIA: "No simplification has been made in taxation"

    ETHNOS: "All the 'closed' professions opening in 4 months - Landscape in 160 professions changing with sweeping law".

    IMERISSIA: "4.6 percent bounce-back on Athens Stock Exchange".

    KATHIMERINI: "Opening of closed professions, without discounts".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Restrictions being lifted in 'closed professions'."

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Health a victim to profit - Downgraded services to the people".

    TA NEA: "Closed professionals - All (almost) changing".

    VRADYNI: "Labor ministry responding to unemployment with new wave of contract workers".

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

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