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4/3/2014: Front Page: Ericsson bribed Greeks, claims ex-employee

Swedish telecom company Ericsson gave money for Greek officials to be bribed in order for Athens to agree to the purchase of an Ericsson airborne surveillance system Erieye in 1999, an ex-employee claimed yesterday. Speaking to Swedish radio… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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4/3/2014: Front Page: No primary school tomorrow

Primary school teachers will stage a 24-hour strike tomorrow, their union, DOE, announced yesterday. They will also hold a demonstration in front of the Education Ministry in northern Athens at noon. Next week, secondary schools will be closed during a… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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4/3/2014: Front Page: Next troika review likely in August

The next troika review of the Greek adjustment program is likely to take place toward the end of August, possibly a few weeks after eurozone officials have started discussing further measures to reduce Greece’s public debt, a high-ranking Finance… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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4/3/2014: Front Page: Racism is on the rise, NGO network finds

Racially motivated attacks increased in Greece last year, according to the Racist Violence Recording Network, a collection of 30 nongovernmental organizations including the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). According to the network’s annual report, which was… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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4/3/2014: Front Page: PM aide forced out after talks with GD revealed

One of Prime MinisterAntonis Samaras’s closest aides, Panayiotis Baltakos, was forced to resign yesterday after a video posted on the Internet showed him apparently accusing the premier of trying to influence a prosecutors’ investigation into… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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4/2/2014: Front Page: Manufacturing still burdened by cash shortage, PMI survey shows

Greek industry has been so cashstarved that it is unable to fully capitalize on the increase in domestic and international demand and the gradual return of credibility in the Greek economy. In the absence of cash reserves, manufacturing companies are… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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4/2/2014: Front Page: Russia action worries exporters

Greek exporters are concerned about the consequences of the recent developments in Ukraine, mainly because they fear countermeasures by Russia against the European Union through the imposition of an embargo on agricultural products. According to… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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4/2/2014: Front Page: Fresh target for sell-offs at 1.5 bln euros

The target set for revenues from privatizations for this year has dropped further, as following the recent negotiations between the government and its creditors, it has reduced to 1.5 billion from 2.8 billion euros. Originally the creditors had put… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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4/2/2014: Front Page: IKA chief accused of failing to punish supermarket

The head of Greece’smain social security fund (IKA), Rovertos Spyropoulos, is facing felony charges over his alleged decision not to seize the bank accounts of a supermarket chain that allegedly owed 18.5 million euros in contributions. Anti-corruption… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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4/2/2014: Front Page: Watershed moment

Over the past few years skeptics at home and abroad have speculated that debthit Greece will have to leave the common currency area. Such gloomy predictions were yesterday debunked in the most official of ways. Euro-exit scenarios are no longer on the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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4/2/2014: Front Page: Prison guards charged with torture death

A prosecutor yesterday brought criminal charges against nine prison employees, including the warden of Nigrita jail in northern Greece where the body of a 42year-old Albanian inmate was found in his cell, covered in bruises, last week. Eight employees… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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4/2/2014: Front Page: Third day of action today

The Panhellenic Seamen’s Union (PNO) yesterday called a fresh 24-hour strike, meaning that ferries will remain moored in ports for the third day in a row today. The seamen are to march to the Merchant Marine Ministry at 8.30 a.m. today in an ongoing… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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4/2/2014: Front Page: PASOK’s internal divisions deepen

PASOK MPs gathered yesterday to discuss the fallout from the multi-bill vote on Sunday night, when former party leader George Papandreou and Socialist veteran Apostolos Kaklamanis failed to support one of the articles, but the mood was so tense that… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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4/2/2014: Front Page: MSF slams immigrant detention conditions

Thousands of migrants stopped in spot checks by Greek authorities, including some asylum seekers and minors, are being detained in “deplorable” conditions with “devastating” consequences for their health, the international aid organization Medecins… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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4/2/2014: Front Page: Eurogroup clears tranches, Greece eyes bond issue

Eurozone officials meeting in Athens yesterday approved the release of 8.3 billion euros in rescue loans, to be disbursed in three tranches, as Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras indicated that a return to the bond markets was on the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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