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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 01-11-14

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] NEWS HEADLINES
  • [02] Cyprus' accession to the EU and Greek-Turkish relations
  • [03] Polytechnic uprising anniversary on November 17th
  • [04] Bi-ministerial meeting on Olympic projects
  • [05] PASOK deputy interviewed on NET program
  • [06] Changes in pensions and family allowances
  • [07] Farmers plan protest actions
  • [08] Athens bourse

  • NEWS IN ENGLISH THE VOICE OF GREECE

    14/11/2001 12:37:00 μμ

    [01] NEWS HEADLINES

    Cyprus' accession to the EU and Greek-Turkish relations Polytechnic uprising anniversary on November 17th Bi-ministerial meeting on Olympic projects PASOK deputy interviewed on NET program Changes in pensions and family allowances Farmers plan protest actions Athens bourse

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    [02] Cyprus' accession to the EU and Greek-Turkish relations

    Gunther Verheugen, European Union (EU) Commissioner responsible for the Unions enlargement, stated recently that Cyprus' accession to the EU is not associated with a Cyprus settlement. Meanwhile, a relative report of the EU quotes that Turkey does not fulfil the accession requirements and calls on Ankara to contribute in resolving the Cyprus issue, while special reference is also made to human rights and also Greek-Turkish relations. In a relative development, the Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou pointed out at the UN General Assembly that the Cyprus dispute is a brake on Greek-Turkish relations.

    [03] Polytechnic uprising anniversary on November 17th

    Three day events will start tomorrow for the anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising.

    [04] Bi-ministerial meeting on Olympic projects

    The course of the Olympic works for 2004, will be in the agenda of a bi-ministerial meeting today. Earlier the New Democracy (ND) party leader Kostas Karamanlis will have a meeting with the partys coordinators on the same issue.

    [05] PASOK deputy interviewed on NET program

    Speaking in a program of Nenia Glypti on the state television channel NET-New Greek Television, Former Minister and presently PASOK deputy of Thessaloniki, Stelios Papathemelis left open the possibility of walking out from the ranks of the ruling party.

    [06] Changes in pensions and family allowances

    This afternoon, Prime Minister Kostas Simitis will have a cooperation meeting with the Minister of Finance and National Economy Nikos Christodoulakis. Meanwhile, the undersecretary of finance and National Economy George Floridis has confirmed that both spouses will receive the family allowance in 2002, while the Civil Servants Union ADEDY is proposing single pensions and a reduction of the retirement age limit to 62.

    [07] Farmers plan protest actions

    Farmers begin a new round of protest actions starting today, while the ND party is in favor of their demands, without condemning their plans such as blocking roads. Commenting on the issue, Agriculture Minister George Drys said "those who will attempt to play games at the expense of the farmers will get the reply they need from the farmers themselves".

    [08] Athens bourse

    On the Athens Stock Exchange, gains were recorded on Tuesday. The general index rose by 1.00%, closing at 2.631,43 points, while the volume of transactions was at 142 million Euro or 48 billion drachmas. Of the stocks trading yesterday, 273 recorded gains and 56 had losses, while the value of 33 remained unchanged.
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