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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 99-08-25

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From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <ert.ntua.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] GREECE WINS GOLD MEDAL IN SEVILLE
  • [02] GREEK PREMIER C.SIMITIS SIGNS PROTOCOLS IN ALBANIA
  • [03] EARTHQUAKE HITS AIGION
  • [04] GOVERNMENT CADRES MEET TO DECIDE ON THE NEW STATE BUDGET
  • [05] OPENING OF SESSIONS OF THE SIXTH COUNCIL OF EPIROTES
  • [06] APPOINTMENT OF NEW MINISTERS IN CYPRUS
  • [07] THE AMERICAN CONGRESS DENOUNCES TURKISH INTRANSIGENCE
  • [08] GREEK CANDIDATES RUN FOR A SEAT IN THE PARLIAMENT OF VICTORIA
  • [09] SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY INTENDS TO OPEN ITS DEPARTMENT IN CRETE
  • [10] GREEK WORKERS' UNIONS MEET WITH THE GREEK PREMIER
  • [11] INTEREST RATES REMAIN STABLE
  • [12] SLIGHT DROP OF THE GENERAL PRICE INDEX YESTERDAY
  • [13] WEATHER FORCAST

  • [01] GREECE WINS GOLD MEDAL IN SEVILLE

    Greek successes continue in the 7th international field and track championship in Seville, with Voula Tsiamita winning the gold medal in the triple jump with 14 metres and 88 cm. and Olga Basdeki winning the bronze medal with 14 metres and 61cm.

    [02] GREEK PREMIER C.SIMITIS SIGNS PROTOCOLS IN ALBANIA

    The Greek Prime minister Costas Simitis, who is paying an official visit to Tirana, stated yesterday after his meeting with the Albanian President Redjep Meidani and his Albanian counterpart Pandeli Maiko that Greece was against any change in the borders in the Balkans and against the creation of new states in former Yugoslavia.

    The two Prime ministers signed two protocols of bilateral cooperation between Greece and Albania. The first protocol concerns the two countries' economic cooperation and the second one concerns the establishment of a border guardpost and the combat of smuggling.

    In the meantime, opposition New Democracy party spokesman described Mr. Simitis' visit to Albania as a pre-electoral trick, adding that his visit there was not well prepared, stressing that the results of the discussions regarding issues of the Greek minority should have been more specific and binding for the Albanian side.

    [03] EARTHQUAKE HITS AIGION

    An earthquake measuring 4,5 on the Richter scale took place just after 2300 hours Greek time at the area of Aigion yesterday. No damages have been reported.

    [04] GOVERNMENT CADRES MEET TO DECIDE ON THE NEW STATE BUDGET

    The meeting of the Greek government's economic cadres scheduled to be presided by the Greek Premier Costas Simitis today, will examine issues related to the new state budget for the year 2000, inflation and tax reductions.

    [05] OPENING OF SESSIONS OF THE SIXTH COUNCIL OF EPIROTES

    The Greek President Costantinos Stephanopoulos will declare open the sessions of the sixth World Council of Epirotes at Perdika at the prefecture of Thesprotia tomorrow.

    [06] APPOINTMENT OF NEW MINISTERS IN CYPRUS

    The President of the Cyprus Republic appointed three new ministers yesterday. Specifically, Mr. Socratis Chasikos was appointed Defence minister, Mr.Averof Neophytou Minister of Transport and Public Works and Mr. Frixos Savvides Health minister. Mr. Michalis Papapetrou will be the new government representative.

    [07] THE AMERICAN CONGRESS DENOUNCES TURKISH INTRANSIGENCE

    Following their meeting with the President of the Cyprus Republic Glafkos Klerides in Nicosia yesterday, two American deputies stated that the American congress described Ankara's and Turkish-cypriot representative Raouf Denktash's intransigence as unacceptable. The two deputies pointed out that the time had come for promoting the resolution of the Cyprus issue, a development which would re-unite the island of Cyprus on the basis of a Federal system.

    [08] GREEK CANDIDATES RUN FOR A SEAT IN THE PARLIAMENT OF VICTORIA

    Several ethnic Greeks living in Australia will run as candidates for a seat in the Parliament of the state of Victoria. It should be noted that the majority of Greeks live in Victoria and especially in Melbourne.

    [09] SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY INTENDS TO OPEN ITS DEPARTMENT IN CRETE

    The Australian Technical University of Swinburne has anounced that it intends to open its department at the University of Crete. According to statements of the University's official, this will be the first time an Australian University opens its department in Greece. The Australians believe that due to the prevailing enthusiasm and great interest, the University's department will function by 2001.

    [10] GREEK WORKERS' UNIONS MEET WITH THE GREEK PREMIER

    The General Confederation of Greek Workers and the Public Workers' Union will present today the Prime minister Costas Simitis with demands related to financial and labor issues, the establishment of the 35hr week, support measures for the unemployed and low income earners as well as rises in the public sector.

    [11] INTEREST RATES REMAIN STABLE

    Following his meeting with the National Economy minister Yiannos Papantoniou yesterday, the Governor of the Bank of Greece Lukas Papadimos pointed out that interest rates would remain at the present levels until inflation stabized at 2%.

    [12] SLIGHT DROP OF THE GENERAL PRICE INDEX YESTERDAY

    The general share price index on the Athens Stock Exchange fell slightly yesterday, closing 0.2% down at 5,056.49 points.

    [13] WEATHER FORCAST

    The National Meteorological Service forcasts for today a new slight drop of temperatures in Greece with gustly winds blowing in the Aegean sea, scattered showers and thunderstorms in Thessaly, the eastern mainland and the Peloponnese. The temperature in Athens will vary from 20 to 30 degrees Centigrate and in Thessaloniki from 18 to 26 degrees.
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