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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 01-06-25

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] Meeting of Greek Foreign Minister with his Turkish counterpart
  • [03] Prime-minister Simitis called for the speeding up of the Pasok Party
  • [04] Air Stewards Union work stoppage, ruled illegal
  • [05] University doctors have decided to continue the abstention
  • [06] Partially restored Galatsi water distillation unit
  • [07] Grades of tertiary education candidates with the old system to be
  • [08] Some of the credit cards terms ruled illegal
  • [09] ''Niki'' award to former Australian presidents
  • [10] Panathinaikos -basketball champion in Greece
  • [11] Pasok founder 5th anniversary of his death

  • NEWS IN ENGLISH ERA 5 - THE VOICE OF GREECE

    25/6/2001 1:45:00 μμ

    [01] Weather forecast

    Sunshine is forecast today in Attica and most parts of the country. Winds north moderate to strong and locally in the Aegean gale force winds. In Athens temperatures will range from 18-30 degrees Celcius, in Thessaloniki from 14-29 degrees Celcius and on the islads from 18-28 degrees Celcius.

    [02] Meeting of Greek Foreign Minister with his Turkish counterpart

    Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou and his Turkish counterpart Ismail Cem met on the Greek island of Samos on Saturday and on the Turkish resort of Kusadesi on Sunday . The two ministers agreed to set up a hot-line between them to deal with "issues of an emergency nature". They also pledged to boost sea and air traffic between the two countries, work on health and earthquake relief and promote the idea of the Olympic truce .

    [03] Prime-minister Simitis called for the speeding up of the Pasok Party congress

    The Pasok Party is highly concerned over the Prime-minister Kostas Simitis decision to hold the party's congress 5 months earlier than initially scheduled . Senior Pasok Party members underline that the congress should not ignate intra-party disputes ,while the party's general secretary Kostas Skandalidis stressed that neither Prime- minister Simitis was a hostage of the Pasok party, nor the Pasok party hostage of Prime-minister Simitis.

    In the meantime, the Pasok Party Executive Office meets on Wednesday to examine preparations for the cogress. At the same time, the ND Party is holding talks to decide on whether it should call for early elections, specially after the recent polls which bring the ND first in peoples' preference. ND deputy, Dora Bakoyianni expressed the view that the country needs early elections .

    [04] Air Stewards Union work stoppage, ruled illegal

    Olympic Airways flights will be carried out without problems today after the Athens Court ruled as illegal the 3-hour work stoppage announced by the Air Stewards Union.

    [05] University doctors have decided to continue the abstention

    University doctors, indefinite abstention from their duties. from their duties for an indefinite time in protest against a draftbill which bans them from practicing free-lance profession. In the meantime, IKA doctors will continue their strike till July 20th.

    [06] Partially restored Galatsi water distillation unit

    The distillation water unit in Galatsi- which suffered severe damage - is expected to partially reoperate today. Officials of the Greek Water Company -EYDAP- appealed to the residents of Attica to limit consumption of water to avoid a cut in the water supply of the city of Athens.

    [07] Grades of tertiary education candidates with the old system to be announced today

    The grades for tertiary education candidates examined with the former system of "desmes" will be annouced today. Candidates can also learn their grades through the Internet at the Education Ministry website .

    [08] Some of the credit cards terms ruled illegal

    The Athens Supreme Court ruled as illegal 9 terms related to credit cards set by banks in their cotracts with cosummers.This decision is expected to bring better ters for credit card holders and open the way for lower interest rates

    [09] ''Niki'' award to former Australian presidents

    At a special event in the Old Parliament, in Cambera yesterday, the Greek-Australian Council awarded the " Niki" prize to former Australian Presidents ,Goff Wittlam and Malcom Freizer and to present Prime-inister of South Australia, John Olsen. The "Niki" is an annual award to distinguished personalities of non-Greek descent who have offered valuable services to the Greek comunity in Australia and to Greece3.

    [10] Panathinaikos -basketball champion in Greece

    Panathinaikos basketball team won this year's championship after beating Olympiakos 79-63.

    [11] Pasok founder 5th anniversary of his death

    Events to mark the 5th anniversary of the Pasok party founder Andreas Papandreou were held throuought the country yesterday.

    In their joint message Pasok party presidet Kostas Siitis and the party's executive office stresses among others Andrea's Papandreou immense national, social and political contribution to Greece and its people, underlining that his contribution consisted a permanent political commitment for the Pasok party.


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