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Ελληνο-Πολωνική Συμφωνία Τουριστικής Συνεργασίας – Umowa o współpracy w dziedzinie turystyki pomiędzy Grecją a Polską

Στο περιθώριο της Άτυπης Συνάντησης Υπουργών Τουρισμού των κρατών μελών της ΕΕ, που έλαβε χώρα στο πλαίσιο άσκησης της Προεδρίας της Πολωνίας στο Συμβούλιο της ΕΕ, υπεγράφη από τον έλληνα υφυπουργό Πολιτισμού και Τουρισμού, κ. Νικητιάδη και την πολωνή υφυπουργό Αθλητισμού και Τουρισμού, κα Sobierajska η διμερής Ελληνο-Πολωνική Συμφωνία Τουριστικής Συνεργασίας την 6η Οκτωβρίου 2011 στην Κρακοβία.
Przy okazji nieformalnego spotkania Ministrów Turystyki krajów członkowskich Unii Europejskiej, które odbyło się w ramach polskiej Prezydencji w Radzie Unii Europejskiej, 6 października 2011r. w Krakowie została podpisana przez greckiego Wiceministra Kultury i Turystyki p. Nikitiadisa i polską Wiceminister Sportu i Turystyki p. Sobierajską dwustronna Umowa o współpracy w dziedzinie turystyki.

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EU backs up Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) The European Union yesterday, in a joint statement by the Heads of State or Government, agreed to take determined and coordinated action to safeguard financial stability in the euro area, and expressed full support for the efforts of the Greek government and their commitment to do whatever is necessary to get the country’s public finances in order.
European commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso said that the statement was intended to end speculation that Greece would require a bailout package, while adding that “the Greek government believe they do not need financial support.”
Addressing a press conference at the end of the informal summit in Brussels and referring to this agreement to assist Greece, Prime Minister George Papandreou said:

“our partners assessed and ascertained our will to change, we convinced them, following our great efforts, and it is necessary for us to continue. We will succeed.”
Greece is aiming to reduce its deficit by 4 % of GDP this year, largely through cuts in public spending and an increase in taxes. However, Papandreou said that he would not hesitate to adopt more measures if it becomes necessary.
Council of the European Union: Agreement to support Greece; Kathimerini daily: EU offers help but no specific money pledge

President @ World Future Energy Summit

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) A change of the energy and development model with extensive use of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) could decisively contribute to combating inequalities and advancing social cohesion at local, regional, national and global level, President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias said yesterday (January 18), addressing the 3rd World Future Energy Summit, that opened in Abu Dhabi, UAE (January 18-21).

Papoulias – a keynote speaker at the summit- stressed that “global leaders are obliged to respond to the climate challenge, and, instead of limiting themselves to a ‘least common denominator’ agreement, they should proceed to a global, comprehensive, and legally binding agreement with specific targets and timetables.”
Every crisis entails an opportunity, and this crisis entails an opportunity for the adoption of policies and measures for the promotion of RES and energy efficiency, which can play a decisive role in the global economy’s exit from the crisis and a speedier recovery, the President noted.

» Papoulias – Erdogan Meeting

On the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit, Papoulias met with the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Ergodan, who was also a keynote speaker at the summit.
The two leaders held a private 40-minute meeting during which Papoulias informed the Turkish premier that an answer to his letter to the Greek Prime Minister is to be expected in the next few days, while Erdogan expressed a desire to visit Athens in the near future.