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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 02-06-05

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  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] New Social Security draft-bill tabled
  • [03] New Sports draft-bill
  • [04] Karamanlis interviewd by STAR TV station
  • [05] USA opposed to Kyoto protocol
  • [06] Stephanopoulos in Australia

  • [01] Weather forecast

    Sunny weather is forecast in all parts of the country, with scattered cloud in the northeast from early evening. Winds west-southwesterly, light to moderate, turning strong in the Ionian overnight. On the mainland, temperatures will range from 14C to 32C; in the Ionian from 18C to 30C; and in the Aegean islands from 17C to 28C. Sunny in Athens, with temperatures between 18C and 32C. Same in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from 16C to 29C.

    (5/6/2002 11:53:00 נל)

    [02] New Social Security draft-bill tabled

    According to the new Social Security draft-bill tabled at Parliament people will be entitled to get their pension after 37 years of work, irrelevant of their age.

    After 35 years of stamp-contribution to the Social Security System men will be able to receive their pension at the age of 65 and women at the age of 60. Those with 3,500 stamps will be allowed reduced pension.

    Insured mothers will enjoy the existing regulations, while mothers who will be insured at the Social Security Institute after 1/1/2003 will be entitled to one extra year of insured year for their first child, 1.5 years for the second and 2 years for the third.

    Those who will be insured at the Social Security Institute from 2004, their pension will be calculated on the basis of the five best years of their 10 last working years.

    Funds will be receiving 1% of the National Gross Product, while the state will be responsible in securing their surplus operation.

    As for militaries their pensions will be calculated on the basis of the last five years of work.

    According to his statements with NET 105.8, Social Security Deputy Minister Rovertos Spyropoulos said that those that will be insured as of 1/1/2003, militaries, policemen, port employees and all civil servants will benefit from the new regulations.

    (5/6/2002 11:55:00 נל)

    [03] New Sports draft-bill

    In the government&#8217;s attempt to streamline Professional Football, Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos presented the new Sports draft-bill that includes 123 articles related to the entrepreneurial activities of Professional Sports, refereeing and Sports Justice. Moreover, new rules will be established for combating violence and doping, while new regulations will be introduced in Amateur Sports.

    The draft-bill will be given to political parties and the competent bodies, who will have to make their proposals within 2 weeks.

    (5/6/2002 11:57:00 נל)

    [04] Karamanlis interviewd by STAR TV station

    New Democracy party President Costas Karamanlis is in Brussels in order to participate in the meeting of the Presidency of the European Popular party. Mr Karamanlis will also meet with the President of the European Council Romano Prodi. Tomorrow he is to visit the United States.

    In an interview with the TV station STAR, Mr Karamanlis ruled out any discussion for the return of Mr Antonis Samaras to the New Democracy party, while as for Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos, he asked for his party&#8217;s liquidation.

    The ND President also ruled out the participation of leftists in a future ND government and agreed with the return of the ex-king to Greece provided all European conditions were met, that is a passport bearing the name and surname of the ex-king.

    (5/6/2002 11:58:00 נל)

    [05] USA opposed to Kyoto protocol

    The slogan for the World Day for Environment, which is celebrated today, is &#8220;Think positively &#8211;Act with sensitivity&#8221;. At the same time, American President George Bush reiterated his objection to the Kyoto protocol that provides for the reduction of gas emission that are responsible for the greenhouse effect.

    On a relative development, in an interview with the NET, New Democracy MP Dora Bakoyianni stated that 50% of the success of the recycling programmes will be tested in briefing the youth, since the protection of the environment is an issue for which Education is mainly responsible.

    We are obliged to see that Athens does not become the capital with the least green.

    (5/6/2002 12:00:00 לל)

    [06] Stephanopoulos in Australia

    The President of the Hellenic Republic Constantinos Stephanopoulos is visiting Greek schools and meeting with Greeks living in Melbourne today.

    The President will also meet with ethnic-Greek policemen who wish to participate as volunteers in the 2004 Olympic Games.

    (5/6/2002 12:01:00 לל)

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