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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 01-10-03

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Greece reacts to Turkish accusation about terrorism
  • [02] Bi-ministerial meeting on the 2004 Olympics
  • [03] EU funds to Greece
  • [04] The Lebanese President visited Greece officially
  • [05] Greek military exercise ''Parmenion''
  • [06] Fuel prices go down again
  • [07] Greek airlines increase ticket prices
  • [08] Athens bourse
  • [09] OSE acquires new trains
  • [10] Parliament passed provision on nationality certificate
  • [11] Greeks from Hungary visit Athens
  • [12] 53rd International Book Fair in Frankfurt

  • NEWS IN ENGLISH ERA-5. THE VOICE OF GREECE

    3/10/2001 2:42:00 μμ

    [01] Greece reacts to Turkish accusation about terrorism

    The reaction of Athens to the statements made by the Chief of the Turkish Army Staff Hussein Kivrikoglu who accused Greece of terrorism, was immediate. Both the Greek Government spokesman Dimitris Reppas and the National Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos attributed Kivrikoglu s statements to expediencies and efforts Turkey is making to take advantage of the fluid international situation.

    [02] Bi-ministerial meeting on the 2004 Olympics

    Prime Minister Kostas Simitis will chair a bi-ministerial meeting today in view of the visit the International Olympic Committee (IOC) delegation paid recently to Athens. The meeting will cover the issues of delays in the Olympic projects, and alternative scenarios to deal with them and with the road works.

    [03] EU funds to Greece

    More than 2 billion drachmas will pour into Greece from EU funds that concern the closing of the 2nd EU Support Framework and the promotion of works of the 3rd EU Support Framework, as the National Economy Minister Yannos Papantoniou stated after the meeting of Social and Economic Committee yesterday.

    [04] The Lebanese President visited Greece officially

    Prime Minister Simitis had talks on international and bilateral issues yesterday with the President of Lebanon Emil Lahud who paid an official visit to Athens.

    [05] Greek military exercise ''Parmenion''

    The military exercise code-named "Parmenion" ended yesterday with the impressive landing of the Zubr hovercraft in the region of Alexandroupolis, while the President of the Republic of Greece Konstantinos Stefanopoulos and the National Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos attended the last and major maneuver.

    [06] Fuel prices go down again

    The price of fuel is expected to drop significantly as of tomorrow. Gas will cost 7 drachmas less per liter, while the price of petrol will remain unchanged.

    [07] Greek airlines increase ticket prices

    As of today, Greek airline companies will go ahead with increasing the prices of tickets to deal with the additional cost due to the raises to insurance rates. Specifically, the airlines Olympic Airways, Agean-Cronus, Axon will increase the price on tickets by 1.300 drachmas.

    [08] Athens bourse

    Significant gains were recorded in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday. The general index rose to +1,38% at 2,230.11 points, while the volume of transactions was at 110.80 million Euro or 37.75 billion drachmas. Of the stocks trading yesterday, 286 recorded gains and 50 had losses, while 42 remained stable.

    [09] OSE acquires new trains

    The Greek Railways Organization (OSE in Greek) will acquire new trains and railway equipment 300 billion drachmas worth in the next few years, in the framework of program agreements.

    [10] Parliament passed provision on nationality certificate

    The Greek Parliament approved unanimously yesterday a provision, which abolishes definitively the nationality certificate. The decision has evidently met an old demand of the Greeks living in Australia.

    [11] Greeks from Hungary visit Athens

    A delegation of 60Greeks living in Hungary arrived in Athens yesterday at the invitation of the National Defense Undersecretary Dimitris Apostolakis. The delegation will remain in Greece until October 10 and ill be accommodated in Army and Airforce installations. The hospitality program includes free medical tests in military hospitals, visit to tourist and archaeological sites. In Addition, they will enjoy the services f the National Defense Ministry in solving problems concerning their eligibility in War pensions for invalids. It is the second such group of Greeks coming from Eastern Europe countries that the National Defense Ministry hosts in Greece.

    [12] 53rd International Book Fair in Frankfurt

    Greece is the honored country in the program of events that will be held in the framework of the 53rd International Book Fair in Frankfurt. Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos and the president of the Organizing Committee "Frankfurt 2001" George Romeos presented the relative program yesterday.
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