ECONOMY

European affairs ministers…

Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis (right) makes a point to Italian counterpart Roberto Antonione at yesterday’s meeting in Athens of 17 fellow European affairs ministers on the European Union’s fiscal prospects and the distribution of Community investment subsidies in the 2007-2013 period. The countries represented include the 10 new EU members, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Ireland and Finland. The present Third Community Support Framework expires in 2006.