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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 01-07-27
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NEWS IN ENGLISH ERA-5. THE VOICE OF GREECE
27/7/2001 11:40:00 ðì
Skyros records its damages Third Community Support Framework, big challenge for Greece says Simitis 2,000 gymnastics teachers to be hired in view of 2004 Olympics Karamanlis to visit Samos No list of protesters given to Italian authorities says Chrisochoides Resumption of Cyprus proximity talks puzzles Turkey
 Skyros records its damagesFollowing the two strong earthquakes that hit the island of Skyros yesterday, the authorities are recording the damages caused by the quake, while coordinating efforts are being made to restore the damage caused to the water supply system of the island.
Prime minister Costas Simitis from his side expressed the state s full support to the quake stricken people and his satisfaction for the mobilization of the state mechanism. The Interior ministry offered the Municipality of Skyros the amount of fifty million drachmas in order to cover its first needs.
According to the latest data, the monastery of Saint George sustained heavy damages, while over ninety houses suffered chincs and twenty five cars were crushed by rocks. Meanwhile, Environment minister Costas Laliotis stated that the relief measures implemented in Athens will also be implemented in Skyros, stressing that the state moved fast to the help of the quake stricken people.
 Third Community Support Framework, big challenge for Greece says SimitisThe sole issue discussed during a cabinet meeting held yesterday under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Costas Simtis was the Third Community Support Framework, which the Premier described as a big challenge and opportunity for Greece.
According to Mr. Simitis, the Community Support Framework will be given in connection to the programmes the Greek government wishes to materialize. Meanwhile, during a PASOK party meeting in Livadia yesterday evening, Mr. Simitis said that some wished to stain the government s efforts because they did not approve its policy.
 2000 gymnastics teachers to be hired in view of 2004Olympics In view of the 2004 Olympics, the Parliamentary Committee of Eduational Issues approved the bill regarding the hiring of 2000 gymnastics teachers.
Among the deputies of the various political parties, who expressed their disagreement with this development was PASOK party deputy Theodoros Pangalos.
 Karamanlis to visit SamosWithin the framework of his tour to Greece in order to present his party s programme, New Democracy party leader Costas Karamanlis is visiting the island of Samos today.
 No list of protesters given to Italian authorities says ChrisochoidesPublic Order minister Michalis Chrisochoidis briefed the responsible Parliamentary committee yesterday on the incidents in Genoa, two days after a request by the Coalition of the Left party to Parliament President Apostolos Kaklamanis.
Mr. Chrisochoidis categorically denied the accusations according to which, the Greek government gave a list with the names of protesters to the Italian authorities, and pledged that the government would ask for explanations from Italy concerning the attitude of the Italian authorities toward the Greek protesters in Italy.
The representatives of the opposition parties in Parliament, characterized the briefing as incomplete and the absence from the discussion of the Prime Minister and the Interior Minister was slated.
 Resumption of Cyprus proximity talks puzzles TurkeyThe Turkish side appears to be puzzled regarding the resumption of the Cyprus Proximity talks on in view of the meeting between the Turkish Cypriot representative Rauf Denktash and the United Nations Secretary General Kofi Anan next month.
From the side, officials in the Foreign ministry consider the mobility observed for the resumption of the talks as a positive development.