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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 02-07-04

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] Greek anti-terror police launch major terror hunt in Athens
  • [03] MRB survey indicates N.D party ahead

  • [01] Weather forecast

    Sunny in most parts of the country with a possibility of showers on high ground in the northern parts of the country. Northerly winds, moderate to strong in the Aegean.

    In Athens temperatures will range between 23C to 36C and in Thessaloniki between 20C to 34C.

    (4/7/2002 12:55:00 μμ)

    [02] Greek anti-terror police launch major terror hunt in Athens

    There are swift developments in the combat of terrorism following the discovery of a secret hide-out belonging to the November 17 organization in an apartment in the Athens district of Patisia.The anti-terrorist police have blocked apartment buildings and cordoned off streets in Patissia. Tenants have been evacuated from the apartment building where the hide-out was discovered.

    According to reliable sources ,members of the anti- terrorist squad have found a flag used by the group, as well as anti-artillery rockets , a large number of weapons and several computers. Since a weekend blast in the busy port of Pireus police have brought in dozens of people for questioning and continued home searches.

    Police distributed photographs of the alleged bomber, Savvas Xiros &#8211;who has yet to be questioned as he is still under guard in hospital with serious injuries- and asked the public for information about the man dialing the numbers 170 and 1964 .

    Public Order Minister, Mihalis Hrisohoidis last night briefed Prime-minister Simitis on the operations but did not reveal any details, he only said after the meeting that investigations are proceeding well. Earlier Mr. Simitis had said that Greece had to treat the matter seriously if it is to be resolved.

    Government spokesman , Hristos Protopappas warned against any interference in the police s work and specially against speculation about any public figures being involved in terrorism.

    The President of the N.D party , Kostas Karamnlis said that determination , responsibility and seriousness were necessary to eliminate terrorism.

    American Ambassador in Athens , Thomas Miller said the police and Greek authorities were doing a very good job and reiterated that he felt perfectly safe in Greece. Mr. Miller expressed satisfaction at the recent developments but underlined that it was too soon to draw conclusions.

    (4/7/2002 12:57:00 μμ)

    [03] MRB survey indicates N.D party ahead

    The results of a survey conducted by MRB after the disolution of the Free Citizens Movement , indicates that the main opposition N.D party is leading by 9% in voters preference . When questionad how they would vote in the next elections , 37,7% said the conservative party, followed by 28,3% for the ruling PASOK party . The Communist party came in third with 5,6%.The most suitable party leader for the post of Prime-minister proved to be Kostas Karamanlis of N.D with 40,7% of prefenrences compared to 37,25 for Prime-minister Kostas Simitis .

    (4/7/2002 12:58:00 μμ)


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