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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 02-07-25

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] More arrests with "November 17"
  • [03] The Cabinet to examine the country&#8217;s agricultural policy
  • [04] Simitis to examine projects in Thessaloniki
  • [05] Earthquake shakes Marathon

  • [01] Weather forecast

    The west will see rain and storms, which are gradually to move across the rest of the mainland and northern and eastern islands in the course of the day. Winds west-southwesterly, light to moderate. In the north and west, temperatures will range from 18C to 32C; and in the rest of the country from 22C to 35C. Showers and storms in Athens with temperatures between 25C and 34C. Same in Thessaloniki with temperatures from 21 to 32C.

    (25/7/2002 11:52:00 )

    [02] More arrests with "November 17"

    Another suspect by the name Pavlos Serifis aged 46 from Morphio Thesprotias is being interrogated by the anti-terrorist squad. Serifis denies all charges brought against him.

    According to the police authorities his participation in the terrorist organisation "November 17" has been verified by other members of the organisation, while his code name was &#8220;Nikitas&#8221; or &#8220;Vagelis&#8221;.

    Meanwhile, the prosecutor filed criminal charges against 37-year-old Kostantinos Telios yesterday, who surrendered to Thessaloniki police yesterday admitting participation in the terrorist group &#8220;17 November&#8221;.

    Telios is accused of participation in a criminal organization, supply and possession of explosives, gun possession, gun use, murder, attempted murder, and robbery.

    He later appeared before the examining judge and received more time until Friday to prepare his testimony. Today, to testify are also Iraklis Kostaris and and Costas Karatsolis.

    Yesterday, on the occasion of the restoration of Democracy in Greece, the Police Chief Fotis Nasiakos stated that the first target of the police was to arrest the members of the terrorist organisation who could use a gun, adding that the &#8220;brains&#8221; of this organisation were old and had no place to go.

    Today, Foreign Minister George Papandreou and Public Order Minister Michalis Chrisohoides will brief the European Union ambassadors on the latest developments on terrorism.

    In the meantime, the President of the lawyers&#8217; Association Dimitris Paxinos ordered a preliminary examination for the leakage of the brief.

    At the same time, the Press Minister stated that there was no connection between "November 17" and the Greek secret service and called on the New Democracy party to clarify its position on terrorism following its MPs&#8217; diversification of views on the issue.

    From his side, in an interview with NET 105.8, PASOK MP Michalis Neonakis stated that it was wise for everyone to wait and let the police do its job, adding that the New Democracy party should clarify its position.

    In reply, New Democracy spokesman Thodoris Rousopoulos described the issue of the disruption of terrorism "major and national", and accused the government of petty party games.

    Finally, during the annual reception hosted by the President of the Hellenic Republic Costis Stephanopoulos, the President said that the country is celebrating when the democratic institutions operate and the human rights are protected.

    (25/7/2002 12:57:00 )

    [03] The Cabinet to examine the country&#8217;s agricultural policy

    The Cabinet will meet today to examine the country&#8217;s agricultural policy.

    In an interview with NET 105.8, Agriculture Deputy Minister Vagelis Argyris expressed his opposition to the European Union&#8217;s decision to decrease the Community&#8217;s aid to farmers, adding that he would ask from the European Union to allow the government to use money from the budget for the farmers as it had promised.

    However, according to the European Union, farmers will receive an additional subsidy that will range from 8.5 to 12.5 drachmas per kilo.

    Finally, the New Democracy party asked for the resignation of the political leadership of the Ministry of Agriculture.

    (25/7/2002 11:58:00 )

    [04] Simitis to examine projects in Thessaloniki

    During a meeting that will be held today under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Costas Simitis and with the participation of Ministers Giorgos Paschalides, Vaso Papandreou, Akis Tsochatzopoulos, Giannis Magriotis and Nikos Gesoulis, the participants will examine the issue of projects in Thessaloniki. Moreover, in view of the International Trade Fair in Thessaloniki, Mr Simitis will meet with Finance Minister Nikos Christodoulakis.

    (25/7/2002 11:59:00 )

    [05] Earthquake shakes Marathon

    An earthquake measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale took part at 08:20 local time 33 kilometres east of Athens with its epicentre located in Marathon. No damages have been reported.

    (25/7/2002 12:01:00 )


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