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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 01-06-01
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
NEWS IN ENGLISH ERA-5. THE VOICE OF GREECE
1/6/2001 2:21:00 μμ
Simitis to refer to the Social Security System issue Civil Servants warn for mobilizations Greece's priorities during its EU Presidency discussed Athens satisfied over Ankara's expanations for the vessel Piri Reis "2004 Athens" draft bill for approval The traffic police on the alert Draft bill for organized crime to be discussed in Parliament 35-39 Radio stations to function in Attica 0,45% drop in the Athens Stock Exchange yesterday
 Simitis to refer to the Social Security System issueDuring the two-day sessions of the meeting of the PASOK Central committee, Prime minister Costas Simitis is expected to focus his speech on the Social Security Issue. He will also try to give answers to all issues that have damaged the government's image.
Following the General Confederation of the Greek Workers' decision, the Civil Servants' representatives have ruled out the possibility of the setting up of a dialogue-committee on the Social Insurance Issue.
Representatives of the top Civil Servants' organisation, who had a meeting with the Labour minister and called on the government to clarify its positions, agreed to cooperate with the ministry's specialists committee.
In the meantime, the President of the General Confederation of Greek Workers has stated that September will be the right time for a dialogue to begin on the Social Security System.
 Civil Servants warn for mobilizationsThe dialogue between the government and the Civil Servants? board on the civil servants' salaries will begin from scratch. The two sides will meet on Tuesday.
However, the chances for a rapproachment are slight. The Interior undersecretary and the Civil Servants's President spoke of diametrically different ideas between the two sides.
The Civil Servants' President warned that mobilizations would take place if a rapproachment was not achieved on Tuesday's meeting.
 Greece's priorities during its EU Presidency discussedGreece's priorities during the first six months of its European Union Presidency in 2003 were discussed during a Cabinet meeting yesterday. According to Prime minister Costas Simitis Greece will play its role as the country which contributes in the forming of the modern European reality.
 Athens satisfied over Ankara's expanations for the vessel Piri ReisForeign ministry spokesman Panayiotis Beglitis stated yesterday that Athens is satisfied with Ankara's explanations regarding the exodus of the exploratory vessel Piri Reis to the Aegean Sea.
Additionally, Mr. Beglitis said that a Greek inititative was under way for the resumption of dialogue among the various political forces in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ( FYROM).
 ''2004 Athens'' draft bill for approvalThe new bill regarding the 2004 Olympics has been sent to the 14 competent ministers and to "Athens 2004" for approval. Specifically, according to the bill the building areas for hotel use will be trippled in comparison to the present building regulations. This applies for hotels that will be built at the municipality of Amarousion.
In the meantime, a special phone of the Olymics Organizatinal Committee has begun functioning since yesterday and volunteers will have the opportunity to get all the information they need. Up to now hundreds of volunteers have called 0800-20041 to get information on the programme of the Organizational Committee for the Olympic Games "Athens 2004" on voluntarism.
 The traffic police on the alertThe traffic police is on the alert due to the mass exodus of Athenians and other urban centre inhabitants to the province in the next three days on the occasion of Shrove Monday holiday. Extraordinary measures will be taken from 15:00 to 21:00 hours Greek time today. In the meantime the National Meteorological Service forcasts for today high temperatures with mercury reaching 37 degrees Centigrate. The temperature is expected to fall on Monday.
 Draft bill for organized crime to be discussed in ParliamentThe draft bill regarding the combatting of organized crime will be discussed by the plenum of the Parliament soon. Yesterday, in the competent Parliamentary committee, PASOK and New Democracy deputies voted for the draft bill, while deputies of the Greek Commuist party and the Coalition of the Left Wing and Progress party voted against it.
 35-39 Radio stations to function in AtticaAccording to the study of three special scientists handed out to publicity today, 35 to 39 radio stations will be able to function in Attica. The Trasport ministry has anounced that the three scientists will meet next week and will try to find the best solution as regards the frequencies issue. From its side, the New Democracy party anounced that the study justifies its positions, whiile government spokesman Dimitris Reppas said that the main opposition party was trying to impress.
 0,45% drop in the Athens Stock Exchange yesterdayThe General Share Price Index of the Athens Stock Exchange fell yesterday by 0,45% closing at 3.088,66 points. In the meantime, the Finance ministry is concerned over the course of the Athens Stock Exchange since it seems that the target for expected revenues from the Stock Exchange amounting to 330 billion drachmas was not attained.
In the meantime, the President of the Athens Stock Exchange Panayiotis Alexakis and the President of the Shareholders' Union Panayiotis Voilis had been testifying to the Public Prosecutor for three hours yesterday regarding the purchase of "Interamerican" from the International Group "Eureko".