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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 01-03-01

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  • [01] Relocation of Korydallos prisons
  • [02] The Swedish PM visits Athens
  • [03] The Belgian defense minister in Greece
  • [04] Reforms in the National Health System
  • [05] New offices of the National Real Estate Registry
  • [06] Meeting on the social security system
  • [07] Evening hours for civil services
  • [08] Privatisation of Olympic Airways
  • [09] OTE utility bill rates
  • [10] Athens bourse
  • [11] New Committee on INTERNET


    1/3/2001 11:00:56 рм

    [01] Relocation of Korydallos prisons

    The Prisons located in the suburb of Korydallos will be gradually transferred elsewhere in less than three years, according to the time-table agreed upon on Wednesday between the ministers of justice Michalis Stathopoulos, of environment Kostas Laliotis and the mayor of Korydallos Stefanos Christou.

    [02] The Swedish PM visits Athens

    Prime minister Kostas Simitis met in Athens on Wednesday with his Swedish counterpart Goran Person, in view of the extraordinary summit meeting that will take place in Stockholm from March 22 to 24.

    The object of their talks was the issue of modern challenges the united Europe will have to deal with, the dangers in the food chain and current developments in the Balkans.

    In statements after the meeting, the two prime ministers stressed the need for technology and research development, deeper approach to social policy with regard to dealing with the demographic problem, training and policy in small and medium-sized businesses so that the European Union (EU) may become more competitive than the Unites States (US).

    The Russian president Vladimir Putin will attend the Stockholm summit meeting, as one of the issues that will be brought up at the summit will be the EU-Russian relations.

    Replying to a question concerning the mad caw disease, the Swedish prime minister made it clear that the issue will not be discussed in Stockholm, as the issue is already being dealt with by the EU Agriculture Ministers Council and the competent EU Commissioner Mr Filser. He also said that according to the EU budget there is no more money for the agricultural sector and therefore, no additional funds are provided for compensations.

    [03] The Belgian defense minister in Greece

    Foreign minister George Papandreou and the Belgian defense minister Andress Flayo met in Athens on Wednesday, in view of the EU presidency Belgium will assume next.

    The two ministers talks covered issues such as the European defense in the Cyprus issue, the latest developments in southern Serbia and Kosovo, Greek - Turkish relations, Turkey's European course and the Middle East issue.

    The Belgian defense minister also met with his Greek counterpart Akis Tsochatzopoulos. They both expressed their concern about the activities of Albania's extremist elements in southern Serbia.

    About the issue of a European army, both the Belgian and the Greek defense ministers said that the time-table of setting up the army will be respected and then explained the relation of this force with the NATO structures.

    [04] Reforms in the National Health System

    Health minister Alekos Papadopoulos, briefed prime minister Kostas Simitis on Wednesday, on the course of reforms in the National Health System - ESY - underway and on the fact that regional councils will be staffed with specialized personnel.

    In addition, Mr Papadopoulos presented the draft bill on radical changes in the sector of welfare that will be tabled in parliament soon.

    [05] New offices of the National Real Estate Registry

    According to a reply of the Greek environment, public works and town planning minister Kostas Laliotis to the European Commission, offices of the National Real Estate Registry will start opening gradually in the second half of 2001 in order to grant provisional property ownership certificates.

    It is also stressed in the minister's reply that it would be disastrous if the programs of the National Real Estate Registry were cut down, suspended or delayed during the crucial period 2001 - 2003.

    According to information, the new objective real estate values will be up to 60% higher. The relative announcement is expected to be made on Friday at the latest.

    [06] Meeting on the social security system

    The Federation of Greek Industries - SEV - organized a meeting on Wednesday and stressed that broader national political dialogue was a must for reforms in the social security system.

    The issue was raised by representatives of the workers and employers, while labour minister Tasos Giannitsis said that a long-term solution was sought in this sector.

    In a press conference on social security on Wednesday, the general secretary of the Greek communist party Aleka Papariga presented her party's positions on the issue.

    [07] Evening hours for civil services

    Evening working hours in various civil services is a step forward for best serving the citizens.

    Revenue Offices and the first four public economic services will be the first to enforce the new hours and will be open from 3 pm starting on Monday, March 5th.

    [08] Privatisation of Olympic Airways

    The amendment concerning the privatisation of Olympic Airways up to 51%, was passed in parliament on Wednesday with 138 votes in favour and 119 against.

    [09] OTE utility bill rates

    The new rates of the Greek Telecommunications Organization - OTE - will be in force on Saturday March 3.

    International calls will be reduced up to 10%, while on the contrary, local calls will go up to 10.5 drachmas per minute compared to 9 drachmas a call costs today.

    [10] Athens bourse

    On the Athens stock exchange, the general share price index went down on Wednesday by 0.79%, closing at 3,129.06 points.

    [11] New Committee on INTERNET

    A National Committee on the prevention of sexual abuse and pederasty was established through the Internet at the initiative of Mariana Vardinogianni, UNESCO's Ambassador of Good Will.

    The committee' s work and the people who will be consisting it, were announced at a press conference on Wednesday.

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