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

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  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] Bomber apparently linked with November 17 organization
  • [03] Working dinner for top government officials
  • [04] University professors demands met
  • [05] Greece assumes eurozone presidency

  • [01] Weather forecast

    A mainly fine weather is forecast in most parts of the country with possibility of scattered cloud in Epirus and western Sterea. Winds northerly strong to very strong in the central and southern Aegean Sea. Temperatures in Athens will range between 23-32C and in Thessaloniki between 21-31 C.

    (2/7/2002 1:05:00 μμ)

    [02] Bomber apparently linked with November 17 organization

    Greek police have apparently linked the bomb explosion at the ticket office of the Greek Flying Dolphin shipping Company in Piraeus on Saturday evening and the apprehension of the suspected bomber injured in the blast to the November 17 terrorist organization.

    According to reports, the evidence collected so far point to the elusive terrorist group, while the head of the Greek police force (EL.AS) revealed yesterday during a nationally televised briefing that a revolver found near the injured body of Savvas Xiros, 40, late Saturday evening was taken from policeman, Hristos Matis, killed during a 1984 Christmas Eve bank robbery in central Athens

    Unconfirmed information say that instruction leaflets for the construction of bombs were found in Savvas Xiros house while an explosive device and a loaded gun were found in his workshop.

    Police said they were questioning the man s girlfriend, Alicia Romero, a Spanish citizen , two men who used to visit him at his workshop and a couple who went to hospital to ask about his condition.

    (2/7/2002 1:06:00 μμ)

    [03] Working dinner for top government officials

    The working dinner hosted at the Maximos Mansion by Prime Minister Simitis for top government officials took place under the shadow of latest revelations on terrorism. Mr. Simitis briefed cabinet members on the results of the latest investigations on terrorism and discussed all major issues.

    According to information, Mr. Simitis personally had ordered the head of the Greek Police to reveal the source of the gun found in the possession of the bomber.

    All senior Pasok party members attending the dinner agreed to cooperate and actively contribute in the effort to reverse the negative climate in view of the party s organizational congress and the forthcoming local elections as well as work hard for the materialization of the government s targets in order to create preconditions for the Pasok party victory in the 2004 parliamentary elections.

    Government spokesman , Hristos Protopappas said that the Prime-minister Simitis called on all top government officials to make their personal contribution in the common effort with faith in the government s targets.

    Following their meeting at the Pasok aprty Offices in Harilaou Trikoupi, both Foreign Minister, Giorge Papandreou and the General Secretary, Kostas Laliotis expressed conviction that the Pasok party organizational congress will be the landmark for the reorganization of the party s forces .


    (2/7/2002 1:07:00 μμ)

    [04] University professors demands met

    Education Minister, Petros Efthimiou said yesterday that all university professors demands apart from salary increase have been met. However, university professors have threatened to continue abstention from their duties in September .

    (2/7/2002 1:08:00 μμ)

    [05] Greece assumes eurozone presidency

    Greece yesterday assumed the eurozone presidency replacing Denmark which took over the E.U presidency for this term. Greece has also assumed the presidency of the E.U Foreign and Security policy Council and will also participate in the E.U troika.

    (2/7/2002 1:09:00 μμ)

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