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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 01-12-03

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] NEWS IN ENGLISH THE VOICE OF GREECE
  • [02] Israel to retaliate in reply to recent suicide attacks
  • [03] Gale force winds in the Aegean still blowing
  • [04] Checks in the market by the ministry of Commerce
  • [05] Farmers to continue their mobilizations
  • [06] Laliotis insists on PASOK s cooperation with Leftish parties in view of the Municipal elections
  • [07] Klerides-Denktash meeting to be held tomorrow
  • [08] Government may slash air transport fees

  • [01] NEWS IN ENGLISH THE VOICE OF GREECE

    3/12/2001 11:38:00

    Israel to retaliate in reply to recent suicide attacks Gale force winds in the Aegean still blowing Checks in the market by the ministry of Commerce Farmers to continue their mobilisations Laliotis insists on PASOK s cooperation with Leftish parties in view of the Municipal elections Klerides-Denktash meeting to be held tomorrow Government may slash air transport fees

    [02] Israel to retaliate in reply to recent suicide attacks

    The Israeli ministerial Council is deciding today on the way Israel will retaliate against Hamas and Jihad organizations for the recent suicide bomb attacks that resulted in the death of many Israelis.

    From his side, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has declared the Palestinian territories in a stated of emergency. Following Washington s demand and the United Nations proposals, Hamas and Jihand members were arrested by the Palestinian police so that those responsible be punished. Meanwhile, four Palestinians were killed yesterday evening in exchange of fire with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank.

    [03] Gale force winds in the Aegean still blowing

    Alhough the bad weather is abating in Western Greece, gale force winds continue blowing in the Aegean. n the meantime, tens of villages in Central Greece remain snow-bound, while ship departures from the ports of Pireaus and Rafina have been cancelled.

    [04] Checks in the market by the ministry of Commerce

    Following the increase of prices of many products due to the imminent introduction of the Euro, officials of the ministry of Commerce are beginning a new series of checks in the market from today.

    [05] Farmers to continue their mobilizations

    Farmers are continuing their mobilizations by blocking squares of villages and towns with their tractors. Moreover, they are staging demonstrations on December 10. From its side, the government anounced that the European Union s decision on the prices of cotton was final and would not change. Meanwhile, New Democracy party leader Costas Karamanlis from Rodopi accused the Prime minister of criminal mistakes in the sector of Agriculture. In reply, Agriculture minister Georgios Drys said that the government would not allow Mr. Karamanlis to undermine the efforts for securing the Greek farmers interests.

    [06] Laliotis insists on PASOK s cooperation with Leftish parties in view of the Municipal elections

    Addressing PASOK cadres yesterday, the party Secretary Costas Laliotis said that PASOK s enemies are not in the party but outside of it. Additionally, he insisted on PASOK S cooperation with other Leftist parties in view of the municipal elections. Meanwhile, PASOK s Executive Buraeu is meeting today to decide on the policy it will adpot against the New Democracy party.

    [07] Klerides-Denktash meeting to be held tomorrow

    The United Nations Secretary General s special adviser Alvaro De Soto is to have separate meetings with the President of the Cyprus Republic Glafkos Klerides and the Turkish-Cypriot representative today, while the Klerides-Denktash meeting is to be held tomorrow.

    [08] Government may slash air transport fees

    The government announced on Saturday that it was studying the possibility of slashing air transport fees at the recently opened Athens international airport, more than two months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States continue to chill air travel. Speaking from Thessaloniki, Transport Minister Christos Verelis said another meeting would take place at the finance ministry on Monday to finalise a proposal for a 10-percent cut in airport fees at Athens new Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. He added that decreases are expected to commence in early January. Verelis spoke one day after Athens-based Axon Airlines-one of the frontrunners in an international tender to buy a majority stake and assume the management of national carrier Olympic Airways-announced that it was suspending operations.
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