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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 01-07-31
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
NEWS IN ENGLISH ERA-5. THE VOICE OF GREECE
31/7/2001 2:56:00 μμ
Simitis meets with ministers before leaving for Sifnos Three new aircrafts for the Greek Airforce Karamanlis to meet with FYROM Foreign minister More earthquakes for Greece One coordinating centre for Public Transport
 Simitis meets with ministers before leaving for SifnosThe Prime Minister Costas Simitis ' meeting with National Defence minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos today is expected with great interest. At present Mr. Simitis is having a meeting with ministers Tasos Yiannitsis and Nikos Christodoulakis, who are preparing his speech for the Thessaloniki Trade Fair. After his meeting with Mr. Tsohatzopoulos, the Prime Minister is going to meet with PASOK party deputy Evagelos Venizelos. Tomorrow, Mr. Simitis is scheduled to meet with Education minister Petros Efthymiou, who according to information will make some suggestions regarding education. On Thursday, the Prime Minister is leaving for Sifnos, where he will spend his summer vacations.
 Three new aircrafts for the Greek AirforceThe Greek Airforce has acquired three super modern Shinouk-type aircrafts, which will help in difficult missions, such as rescue operations, fire extinguishing and the transfer of cargo and people.
In the meantime, referring to the economic cost of the Armed Forces, which according to some deprives the Greek people from economic and social development, he said that they were wrong and unrealistic.
 Karamanlis to meet with FYROM Foreign ministerThe New Democracy party Public Administration committee is convening at the partys headquarters today under the chairmanship of its leader Costas Karamanlis, who is scheduled to meet with FYROM Foreign minister later.
 More earthquakes for GreeceAccording to seismologists, the two fresh earthquakes that took place in Skyros yesterday, measuring 5,4 and 4,9 on the Richter scale should be considered as aftershocks of the recent earthquake that hit the island.
Meanwhile, two more eathquakes took place in Greece yesterday, the first one in Zakynthos and the second one in Aigion. Specifically, the first earthquake, which measured 4,3 on the Richter scale with its epicentre located north-west of Zakynthos, took place at 17:55 local time, while the second one took place north-east of Aigion at 14:20 and measured 3,8 on the Richter scale.
On a relative development, Greek and foreign seismologists, who are meeting in Thessaloniki to study the latest earthquakes in the region have reached to the conclusion that the fault that starts from the Marmaras Sea and moves east ending in the Northern Aegean is moving westward at a speed of 2-2,5 cm per year, having as a result the "migration" of the earthquakes.
The seismologists are expected to ask for permission from the Greek and Turkish Foreign ministries to carry out joint research using a special seismic vessel to study the Anatolia breach.
 One coordinating centre for Public TransportIn view of the 2004 Olympics, Transport minister Mr. Verelis is planning to anounce a series of changes in the next few days regarding the administration of Public Transport , introducing a unique coordinating centre and upgrading thus the whole system.