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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 99-10-05

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CONTENTS

  • [01] SCHROEDER SAYS GREECE WOULD SOON JOIN THE EMU
  • [02] GEORGE PAPANDREOU MET ISMAEL CEM YESTERDAY
  • [03] NEW ECONOMIC MEASURES FOR THE QUAKE-STRICKEN PEOPLE
  • [04] VARTHOLOMEOS WILL BE AWARDED THE TITLE OF HONORARY PROFESSOR
  • [05] THE NEW PARLIAMENTARY PERIOD STARTED YESTERDAY
  • [06] ELISAVET PAPAZOI MET CYPRIOT EDUCATION MINISTER YESTERDAY
  • [07] AN EARTHQUAKE TOOK PLACE NEAR RHODES THIS MORNING
  • [08] A NEW EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED BY CIVIL AVIATION

  • [01] SCHROEDER SAYS GREECE WOULD SOON JOIN THE EMU

    In an event yesterday commemorating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Greek-German Chamber of Commmerce, the German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder stated that Germany would offer its help to enable Greece join the Economic Monetary Union (EMU), expressing his belief that Greece would very soon join the Economic Monetary Union. During his meeting with the prime minister Costas Simitis, Mr Schroeder discussed about stability in the Balkans, the reformation of the European Union and bilateral issues. Mr Schroeder described Turkey's candidancy for its accesion to the European Union as a difficult problem, agreeing however, that the way for its accession must be sought during the Helsinki summit.

    Mr Simitis said that Turkey must make some moves and presented Greece's prositions. Referring to the issue of the Tampere summit in Finland, the prime minister stressed the special importance of the issue in dealing with illegal immigration, while Mr Schroeder stressed that the economies of the countries surrounding the European Union must be boosted. Today, Mr. Schroeder will meet with the Greek president Costis Stephanopoulos.

    [02] GEORGE PAPANDREOU MET ISMAEL CEM YESTERDAY

    Discussions between the Greek foreign minister George Papandreou and his Turkish counterpart Ismael Cem in Constantinople wound up in a positive climate yesterday. During his meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos, Mr Papandreou reiterated the Greek government's support to the Patriarchate's wish to re-open the Theological School of Chalki.

    [03] NEW ECONOMIC MEASURES FOR THE QUAKE-STRICKEN PEOPLE

    Interior minister Vaso Papandreou announced an extraordinary packet of economic measures and the hiring of employees at the quake-stricken municipalities. In the meantime, environment minister Costas Laliotis announced that the cost of the demolition of the dangerous houses and the cost of the transfer of their debris will be done for free. Mr Laliotis pointed out that by the end of November 5,000 quake-stricken people of 19 municipalities would have been transferred to prefabricated houses.

    [04] VARTHOLOMEOS WILL BE AWARDED THE TITLE OF HONORARY PROFESSOR

    The University of Serbrouk will award the title of honorary professor to the Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos for his contribution to the orthodox christian world. The ceremony will take place on October 16 by the Theological Ethics and Philosophy Department of the Canadian University while his Holyness will be represented by the Metropolitan of Canada, Sotirios.

    [05] THE NEW PARLIAMENTARY PERIOD STARTED YESTERDAY

    The new parliamentary period started yesterday with the traditional ceremony. A debate at party leaders' level will take place on Friday on the course of the implementation of measures for the quake- stricken citizens.

    [06] ELISAVET PAPAZOI MET CYPRIOT EDUCATION MINISTER YESTERDAY

    Greek culture minister Elisavet Papazoi yesterday stressed the need for the establishment of a Joint Culture Docrtine between Greece and Cyprus for which, as she said, our Greek ancestors have taken care of. Ms Papazoi made this statement following her meeting with the Cypriot education minister Uranio Ioannidis with whom she signed the interstate agreements on cultural issues between Greece and Cyprus.

    [07] AN EARTHQUAKE TOOK PLACE NEAR RHODES THIS MORNING

    An earthquake measuring 4,6 on the Richter scale took place in the early morning hours, 410 kilometres south-east of Athens. The epicentre is located in the sea region north of Rhodes.

    [08] A NEW EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED BY CIVIL AVIATION

    The Federation of the Civil Aviation agreed to sign a new employment agreement, according to which the employees will receive a rise in their salaries.
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