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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 02-09-04
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Weather forecastAn unsettled day is forecast for today with local showers and storms. Temperatures in Athens will range between 19 to 29 C and in Thessaloniki between 19 to 28C.
(4/9/2002 1:23:00 μμ)
 Floodings of areas around the Kifissos riverFollowing yesterday s flooding of Athens suburbs around the Kifissos River , Environment and Public Works Minister Vaso Papandreou and Interior Minister , Kostas Skandalidis will today meet with contractors involved in projects in the affected areas to discuss ways to prevent future problems .
Interior Minister Kostas Skandalidis appointed a new chief to the General Secretariate for Civil Protection , former chief of the Greek police Giannis Georgakopoulos to replace ,Dimitris Papanikolaou who was called to resign
Mr. Skandalidis expressed regret that for the second time in such a short period the same people were the victims of floodings adding that repetition of such situations was inconceivable.
In the meantime , the situation in the affected areas is gradually returning to normal while the electric train is fully operating .
(4/9/2002 1:24:00 μμ)
 Nationwide boycott successfulAccording to consumer groups the nationwide mass boycott yesterday in protest against soaring price was successful. Consumers abstention to purchase first necessity goods was over 70 %.
The Development Ministry plans to announce a package of measures to contain inflation while ministry officials will begin contacts with businesses representatives in the next few days.
Former N.D party leader, Miltiadis Evert proposed a 15% reduction in utility rates while Development undersecretary , Hristos Theodorou maintained that increase in utility rates were not above the level of inflation.
(4/9/2002 1:27:00 μμ)
 Ongoing investigations into domestic terrorismIn the ongoing investigations into domestic terrorism , judicial authorities have turned their attention to the testimonies of people affected directly or indirectly by the November 17 urban guerilla group s activities . Several would be victims and families of victims have already requested to be present at the upcoming trial of terrorist suspects in custody.
Meanwhile , testimony is being sought from families and friends of the 15 alleged November 17 members , detained at the Korydallos prison.
(4/9/2002 1:30:00 μμ)
 Abolition of age limit in the hiring of civil servantsThe government is examining the abolition of age limit for the hiring of civil servants while it is also examining to table a bill forbidding for a 10-year period the transfer of civil servants hired in border regions or in towns with a population of less than 10 thousand .
(4/9/2002 1:32:00 μμ)