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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-09-06

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  • [01] Fire-fighting planes battle wildfire
  • [02] FM on working visits to Zagreb, Belgrade and Pristina
  • [03] Greece raises 1.3 billion euros from T-bills auction
  • [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Fire-fighting planes battle wildfire

    (ANA-MPA) -- Fire-fighting planes fill their tanks up off a beach in southern Greece as part of efforts to battle a wildfire in the Mylous township of Argolida prefecture, in southern Greece's Peloponnese province, roughly six kilometres from the town of Argos on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. The blaze momentarily threatened the site's medievel fortress, as airborne and ground forces worked to extinguish the wildfire. ANA-MPA / E. BOUGIOUTIS

    [02] FM on working visits to Zagreb, Belgrade and Pristina

    Greek foreign minister Stavros Lambrinidis on Tuesday embarks on a three-day tour of working visits to Croatia, Serbia and Kosovo.

    In Zagreb, Lambrinidis will meet with Croatian foreign

    Lambrinidis will also be received by Croatian president Ivo Josipovic and prime minister Jadranka Kosor, and will meet with parliamentary vice-president and chairman of the European Integration Committee Neven Mimica, while he will further deliver an address at the Croatian foreign ministry on the theme "The European prospect of our neighborhood in a time of crisis".

    In Belgrade, Lambrinidis will meet with Serbian foreign minister Vuk Jeremic with whom he will hold private talks on regional issues and Serbia's European prospect, and will also be received by president Boris Tadic.

    He will further have meetings with Serbian national assembly

    While in Belgrade, the Greek foreign minister will also call on Patriarch Irineos of Serbia.

    On Thursday, Lambrinidis will meet in Pristina with and European integration minister Gordan Jankovic, with whom he will discuss matters of bilateral and European interest.(parliament) president Slavica Dukic Dejanovic and government vice-president for European integration issues Bozidar Djelic.the Kosovo administration's prime minister Hashim Thaci.

    [03] Greece raises 1.3 billion euros from T-bills auction

    (ANA-MPA) -- Greece on Tuesday successfully auctioned a six-month Treasury bills issue raising 1.3 billion euros from the market with more favourable conditions. An announcement by the Public Debt Management Organization said that the average yield of the issue was set at 4.80 pct from 4.85 pct in the previous auction of same T-bills in August. Bids submitted totaled 3.020 billion euros, 3.02 times more than the asked sum.

    The auction was made through the marketís primary dealers with settlement date set for Friday, 9 September.

    The organization accepted bids up to 1.0 billion euros, along with non-competitive bids worth 300 million euros. The organization will also accept non-competitive bids up to 30 pct of the asked sum by Thursday, 8 September.

    [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The big decline on the international stockmarkets, the climate concerning Greece in the EU, and the new extraordinary tax contributions were the main front-page items in Athens' newspapers on Tuesday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Early elections on the doorstep - Venizelos (government vice president and finance minister) preparing 'heroic exit' from the government if the premier does not endorse his proposal for passing of the new bailout loan contract with an increased three fifths (180 votes in the 300 member parliament) majority".

    AVGHI: "Bank nightmare over Europe - Black Monday on European stockmarkets due to fears of banks collapsing".

    AVRIANI: "Countdown to default".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Europe a boiling pot - Greece the 'knock-about' toy".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Balance of tax returns, extraordinary contribution".

    ESTIA: "Who's to blame for the deficit".

    ETHNOS: "Vendetta over...personal difference - Harsh clash between government and troika, which is using 'vendetta' tactics".

    IMERISSIA: "Eurozone in the 'red' - Alert in Brussels, Frankfurt".

    KATHIMERINI: "Heavy climate over Greece in the EU".

    LOGOS: "Schools opening with photocopies instead of books".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Critical three days ahead for the Greek problem".

    NIKI: "The 'Iphigenia' plan to placate the troika - Thousands of civil servants to be sacrificed at the altar of expenditure reduction in the public sector".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Prohibition of foundation of student association because it is fighting against NATO, EU, US".

    TA NEA: "Tax Bureau - Triple surcharges coming - Extraordinary contribution, profession fee and extra tax on luxury cars, boats, swimming pools".

    VRADYNI: "Government cutting 32,500 disability pensions".

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