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Samaras and Venizelos meet again to discuss future of Skaramanga Shipyards

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Deputy Premier Evangelos Venizelos met on Monday to discuss the future of Skarmanga Shipyards.

It was the third consecutive meeting between the two men to discuss the subject, with the fate of some 1,000 works still uncertain.

The shipyards have been largely idle for the past year but the coalition has proposed that a team of accountants to assess whether the Greek Navy can continue using the shipyards for construction and maintenance.

In December, the Defense Ministry wrote to Abu Dhabi Mar, the company that owns Skaramanga Shipyards, to say that the government is prepared to release up to 7 million euros in funding for the maintenance of Hellenic Navy submarines as long as the firm guarantees that this money will be used for the payment of employees and other costs relating to the shipyard.

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