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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 02-06-07

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  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] Viable social security system
  • [03] Strike mobilizations
  • [04] Earthquake 5.4 in Crete
  • [05] The uncorrupted new body to inspect prisons
  • [06] President Stefanopoulos in Sydney
  • [07] Prime-minister Simitis concluded his visit to China
  • [08] Main opposition N.D leader in the U.S
  • [09] E.U troika visits Cyprus

  • [01] Weather forecast

    Hot and humid weather is forecast in all parts of the country with scattered cloud. Showers are likely in the northwest. Winds southerly, light to moderate, turning strong at sea gradually abating. Mostly sunny in Athens, with temperatures between 20C and 35C. Same in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from 18C to 33C.

    (7/6/2002 12:15:00 μμ)

    [02] Viable social security system

    Finance and Labor ministers, Nikos Hristodoulakis and Dimitris Reppas respectively signed with the board of the Social Security department-IKA- an agreement which provides that the state would have paid off its debts to IKA by the year 2004.

    According to the government this specific regulation along with the annual financing of the IKA provided by the draftbill on labor reforms

    guarantees a viable social security system.

    (7/6/2002 12:16:00 μμ)

    [03] Strike mobilizations

    IKA doctors will treat only emergency cases today due to a 24 hour strike . They have scheduled six more rotating 24 hour strikes till June 28.

    The State Council will today examine the IKA administration appeal seeking to declare illegal the IKA doctors strike .

    In the meantime the State Council has ruled as unconstitutional the bill banning university doctors from holding double posts.

    Meanwhile, professors at the universities of Athens , Pireus, Patras , Thessaly , the Aegean and Crete have decided to go on with strike mobilizations. Education Minister, Petros Efthimiou expressed the conviction that university students would not miss the summer exams calling university professors to facilitate the function of the tertiary education institutions.

    (7/6/2002 12:16:00 μμ)

    [04] Earthquake 5.4 in Crete

    An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale was recorded on the island of Crete at 1.36 today. The epicenter of the quake was in the sea region northeast of the island and in great depth. No material damages have been reported .

    (7/6/2002 12:18:00 μμ)

    [05] The uncorrupted new body to inspect prisons

    The Justice Ministry within the next days will file a draftbill to the parliament providing for the creation of a new body to inspect prisons in response to the recent escape cases and rumors about the existence of circles with links in prisons.

    (7/6/2002 12:19:00 μμ)

    [06] President Stefanopoulos in Sydney

    Greek President , Kostis Stefanopoulos who is paying a visit to Australia yesterday arrived in Sydney , third leg of his tour. In the speech he delivered at the parliament of New South Walles state, Mr. Stefanopoulos expressed concern over the rise of fascist parties in Europe.

    (7/6/2002 12:19:00 μμ)

    [07] Prime-minister Simitis concluded his visit to China

    At the close of his official visit to China, Prime-minister, Kostas Simitis said the results of his trip were very positive and referred to the great capabilities for further cooperation between the two countries in the sectors of tourism, agriculture and the Olympic Games.

    Mr. Simitis spoke of his intention and that of the government to establish an Asian studies center in Athens, saying that ''we should enrich our knowledge of Asia, as well as of the rest of the world. Therefore, we need specialists''.

    He also said that Greek exhibitions will be organized by the ministry of culture in Beijing and Shanghai.

    In his answer to reporters questions related to the Health Ministry Alecos Papadopoulos decision to stay out of politics in the next elections, Mr. Simitis used a Chinese saying , - someone who knows to speak, speaks about his city and state , someone who does not know to speak speaks about his house.

    (7/6/2002 12:20:00 μμ)

    [08] Main opposition N.D leader in the U.S

    The President of the main opposition N.D party,Costas Karamanlis, arrived in New York yesterday to begin a seven-day visit to the United States and Canada.

    While in the U.S,Mr. Karamanlis will meet Orthodox Archbishop of America Demetrios and will have talks with the leadership of the World Council of Hellenes Abroad.

    (7/6/2002 12:21:00 μμ)

    [09] E.U troika visits Cyprus

    The E.U troika paid a flash light visit to Cyprus during which it had separate talks with Cyprus President , Glafkos Kleridis and Turkish Cypriot representative Raulf Dektash. The E.U troika has given a clear message to the Turkish &#8211;Cypriot side to cooperate for the resolution of the Cyprus issue till the end of June.

    In the meantime the U.S expressed the belief yesterday that an agreement in principal till mid June between President Kleridis and Raulf Dektash was feasible.

    (7/6/2002 12:22:00 μμ)

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