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Greek University Mobilizations to Delay Beginning of Academic Year

viernes, 06 de septiembre de 2013

06 de septiembre de 2013, 00:03Athens, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The cuts of non-teaching staff in schools and universities made the higher education Union call for a nine-day strike, coinciding with the start of the period of registration.

Thus, from September 10 to 13 and from 16 to 20 of the same month, the workers will stop working as a form of protest against the removal of 1,765 jobs which is part of the government and creditors plan to reduce the staff in public administration.

Consequently, on September 11, the day scheduled for starting of students registration, the secretariats of all school facilities will be closed and is unlikely to return to work before September 20.

In the statement issued by the union was noted that there is no place for inaction, adding that the current economic situation is the most critical in all of our working life, given to the imminent threat of being laid off 25 percent of the staff.

Meanwhile, yesterday the Ministry of Education issued a circular to all schools requesting to calculate the excess number of employees according to a series of indicators and limits, and develop detailed lists of these officials.

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Ecuador Condemned Aggression Plans Against Syria

jueves, 29 de agosto de 2013

29 de agosto de 2013, 18:30Paramaribo, Aug 29 (Prensa Ltina) The Foreign Minister of Ecuador, Ricardo Patiño favored today a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Syria and condemned any aggression against the Arab country.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the meeting of foreign ministers of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), taking place here, Patillo recalled there is a UN commission in Syria to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons.

We strongly condemn the use of this technology, not only because it is prohibited by the UN, but for humanitarian reasons, but we also reject that a government use this pretext to attack another state, he said.

No country has the right to proclaim itself the police the world, he said.

Patiño stated Ecuador will support sending a UNASUR delegation to Syria if the initiative is presented tomorrow at the summit of the organization.

We insist on seeking a negotiated and peaceful solution to the Syrian conflict, the output should be diplomatic, not military, reiterated.

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India, Iraq Sign Energy Cooperation Agreement

India, Iraq Sign Energy Cooperation Agreement

Escrito por Juan M. Garcia    domingo, 25 de agosto de 2013

Imagen activa25 de agosto de 2013, 10:01New Delhi, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) India and Iraq signed an energy cooperation agreement that establishes the creation of joint ventures for oil exploration, petrochemical complexes and fertilizer plants.

A statement at the end of negotiations between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Iraqi counterpart, Nuri al-Maliki, who paid an official visit to India, says that the accord will boost economic, commercial and cooperation relations between the two countries.

The two parties agreed to make better use of areas of common interest such as agriculture and food security, water management, education, development of infrastructure, pharmaceutical products, information technology and low-cost housing.

In the first visit by a head of government from one country to the other in nearly 40 years (the last visit was paid by Indira Ghandi to Iraq n 1975), Al-Maliki's main objectives were to strengthen bilateral ties, damaged by the second Gulf war, and reaffirm his country's position as a major oil supplier to India.

Iraq holds the world's fifth largest oil reserve, but its infrastructure problems due to several years of sanctions and civil war have prevented the country from developing its fields, for which it will need about 30 billion dollars immediately.

For its part, India provided technical assistance and labor force to Iraq's oil sector in the 1970s and 1980s.

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