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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 02-06-11
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Weather forecastSunshine is forecast in most parts of the country, with showers or storms in eastern Macedonia, Thrace and the northern and eastern Aegean that will soon ease off. Winds northwesterly, moderate to strong. In the north and west, temperatures will range from 17C to 29C; on the rest of the mainland from 18C to 31C; and in the Aegean islands from 19C to 27C. Sunny in Athens, with temperatures between 19C and 30C. Same in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from 18C to 28C.
(11/6/2002 11:58:00 נל)
 C. Stefanis to be appointed Health MinisterGovernment spokesman Christos Protopapas on Monday evening announced the appointment of professor Costas Stefanis as new Health Minister, replacing Alekos Papadopoulos who resigned earlier in the day.
Stefanis will be sworn-in following President of the Hellenic Republic Kostis Stephanopoulos's return from abroad.
Meanwhile, government circles criticized Mr Papadopoulos’ resignation, saying that he will not be able to propose and implement certain policies on various critical sectors.
From his side, the ex-minister criticized government circles that leaked the content of his conversation with the Prime Minister
Finally, in his statements with NET 105.8 Parliament Deputy Speaker Panayiotis Sgourides said that the government’s policy on the Health sector should not change because of Mr Papadopoulos’ resignation.
(11/6/2002 11:59:00 נל)
 Greece last in terms of crime in the EUAccording to a publicized survey, Greece holds the last position regarding crime among European Union countries.
However, its citizens feel very insecure.
According to the official data of the police authorities the fewest crimes in Greece took place in 2001 during the last decade. There has been a reduction in the number of robberies and blackmails, while the index regarding drugs has remained the same.
Meanwhile, the police has launched a manhunt to arrest two Albanians who stabbed to death a disc jockey at a bar in Nea Smyrni suburb at dawn today.
(11/6/2002 12:00:00 לל)
 Bank employees to go on strikeThe Federation of Bank Employee Unions (OTOE) announced on Monday that it will stage a 24-hour nationwide strike on Wednesday, calling on the government to proceed in necessary amendments in the social security reform bill.
OTOE has sent a letter to the labour minister with relevant proposals.
(11/6/2002 12:01:00 לל)
 Karamanlis to meet American officialsMain opposition New Democracy party leader Costas Karamanlis said on Monday the winds of change are sweeping across Europe and have opened a historic window to opportunities.
Karamanlis, who was speaking at the International Democratic Union's (IDU) summit, said the centre-right has achieved considerable victories both in past years and recently.
He also underlined that a solution to the Cyprus issue and the accession of Cyprus to the European Union is a ''key'' to stability in the eastern Mediterranean and committed himself that as prime minister he will make every effort to crack down on terrorism.
Karamanlis invited all leaders participating in the meeting to visit Athens during the 2004 Olympic Games, expressing the hope that he himself will be welcoming them as Prime Minister, something that former British Conservative Party leader and chairman of the meeting William Hague considers to be a certainty.
Meanwhile, Mr Karamanlis will meet with American Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Colin Powel in the United States today.
(11/6/2002 12:02:00 לל)
 Greece, FYROM to hold discussions on the name issueDiscussions between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on this country’s name are resuming at the United Nations headquarters today.
According to all indications, the intermediary agreement of 1955 that ends in the beginning of September will be extended for one more year, following the two countries’ agreement.
(11/6/2002 12:03:00 לל)