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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 02-12-07
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Weather forecastRain and storms are forecast in all parts of the country, beginning from the Ionian and the mainland, then spreading east during the day. Winds variable, moderate to very strong, turning gale force at sea. In the north, temperatures will range from 06C to 14C; in the Ionian and on the rest of the mainland from 10C to 17C; and in the Aegean islands from 13C to 18C. Temperatures in Athens between 11C and 16C; and in Thessaloniki from 09C to 14C.
(7/12/2002 11:18:00 ðì)
 Attica hit by heavy rainfallDue to the heavy rainfall in the prefecture of Attica a lot of problems have been ensured with traffic and the supply of electricity. The Fire Brigade has received more than 120 calls for help, while certain suburbs in Athens were hit by hailstone causing damages to cars and shop windows. At the same time the departure of some vessels has been cancelled, while the National Meteorogoligal Service forecasts a deterioration of the weather conditions, with gale force winds, thunderstorms and snow in Northern Greece in the next 24 hours.
(7/12/2002 11:23:00 ðì)
 Commencement of proximity talks in NicosiaProximity talks commenced in Nicosia today for the solution of the Cyprus issue. United Nations special envoy Alvaro de Soto met with the President of the Cyprus Republic Glafkos Klerides and discussed about the Greek-Cypriot side's reactions to Turkish-Cypriot Rauf Denktash' s answer to Mr Annan.
At the same time, during Prime Minister Costas Simitis' meeting with his Italian counterpart Silvio Berlusconi in Rome yesterday, both men proved to have identical views on the solution of the Cyprus issue and the fixing of date for the beginning of accession negotiations between Turkey and the EU.
They stated that Turkey's accession negotiations should begin on January 1 2004.
Mr Simitis also stressed that Ankara's stance on the solution of the Cyprus issue will constitute a condition for fixing a date for the beginning of negotiations between Turkey and the European Union.
From his side, the Turkish-Cypriot representative Rauf Denktash maintained that if Cyprus was acceded during the Copenhagen summit meeting, then the continuation of negotiations for the Cyprus issue would be impossible.
(7/12/2002 11:20:00 ðì)