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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-11-24

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  • [01] Papandreou in Brussels on Thur.
  • [02] Police evict occupying unionists from PPC premises
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Papandreou in Brussels on Thur.

    AMNA--PASOK leader, former prime minister and President of Socialist International (SI) George Papandreou will be on Thursday in Brussels where in the afternoon he will meet with the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy.

    On Friday noon, Papandreou will speak at the opening of a two-day SI meeting taking place in Brussels.

    Late Friday, Papandreou will be in Kiel, Germany, to address the Congress of German Green Party on the theme "The future of Europe'.

    [02] Police evict occupying unionists from PPC premises

    AMNA / Riot police stormed the state-run Public Power Corp.'s (PPC) data processing building in northeast Athens early Thursday morning to evict PPC union members occupying the building in jprotest to an extraordinary surtax on real estate slapped onto electricity bills.

    The PPC has traditionally allowed users to make arrangements with the utility to pay high electricity bills in instalments, if needed. But with the inclusion of the surtax in the electricity bills, such arrangements can no longer be made, and the PPC must proceed with cutting off power to users who do not pay the entire sum -- electricity bill and surtax -- by the due date.

    Union (GENOP) members have since Sunday blocked off the building housing the unit, which issues the orders for a discontinuation of power supply to users with overdue debts.

    Some 15 union protestors, including GENOP president Nikos Fotopoulos, were taken into custody by police.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    AMNA /The Thursday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras' high-profile letter to the EC, IMF and ECB heads and the revised list of "heavy and hazardous" occupations dominated the headlines on Thursday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Berlin accepts Samaras letter".

    AVGHI: "German Chancellor Angela Merkel drags Eurozone into recession".

    AVRIANI: "Turks buying major Greek building and construction companies".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Massacre in heavy and hazardous professions".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Window of hope for change of economic policy".

    ESTIA: "The socialists' 'achievement'."

    ETHNOS: "New list of heavy and hazardous professions".

    IMERISSIA: "Sixth tranche of loan unblocked".

    KATHIMERINI: "Samaras letter brings sixth tranche of bailout loan".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Obstacles that blocked sixth tranche eliminated".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Employers' all-out attack on salaries".

    TA NEA: "Compromise with 'golden' signature'."

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