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PM George Papandreou at the Council of Europe

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) Prime Minister George Papandreou addressed the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasburg on Tuesday where he initially referred at length to globalisation and its effect on the world, before detailing Athens’ positions on a variety of issues of Greek and regional interest, including Greek-Turkish relations, respect of international rules, Turkey’s European orientation as well as the financial crisis, the Cyprus issue, human rights and the role of the European Council.
 In his speech, Papandreou stressed the government’s steadfastness to face the economic crisis, stating that “we are determined to put our house in order.”
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: Report (26.1.2010)  
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Competitive Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Within the new framework of a globalised society, Greece recognizes the importance that competitiveness and entrepreneurship possesses for its growth and the upgrading of its place in the international arena. The Greek economy can achieve even better performances, since structural reforms to further strengthen competitiveness are being pursued.  A new portal (www.competitive-greece.gr) launched by the National Council for Competitiveness and Development offers information about Greece’s efforts and achievements.  The aim of the National Council for Competitiveness and Development is to plan and monitor the implementation of the National Competitiveness and Development Strategy by taking into account for its application the participation and acquiescence of social partners.