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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 02-12-09

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] Revised U.N plan for Cyprus expected
  • [03] Reduced telephone tarrifs for the holidays
  • [04] Olympic Airways work stoppage
  • [05] Television cameras barred from November 17 terrorist suspects

  • [01] Weather forecast

    Rain and storms is forecast in most parts of the country and snow in central and northern Greece. Winds easterly very strong in the west of the country and northeasterly very strong in the east turning gale force in the Aegean. Cloud and sleet in Attica with snow in mountainous areas and possibly in the north of the prefecture with temperatures ranging from 3C to 8C. Cloud and snowfall in Thessaloniki with temperatures ranging from 0C to 4C

    (9/12/2002 12:12:00 μμ)

    [02] Revised U.N plan for Cyprus expected

    Intense diplomatic negotiations on the Cyprus dispute under the aegis of the U.N are underway just 3 days prior to the crucial E.U summit meeting in Copenhagen. A revised U.N plan based on the observations on the initial plan expressed by both intersted sides is expected. In an interview with the Greek newspaper-To Ethnos tis Kyriakis- U.N special envoy for Cyprus Alvaro de Soto said that the positions of the Turkish &#8211;Cypriots and the Greek-Cypriots could not be bridged. Cyprus Foreign Minister, Ioannis Kassoulidis said that the two sides could commit themselves to work out a solution for the Cyprus issue after the E.U summit in Copenhagen if they failed to reach an agreement prior to the E.U summit. The Cyprus issue is also expected to be the focus of a meeting Greek Prime-minister, Kostas Simitis is having in Madrid today with his Spanish counterpart , Jose Maria Athnar.

    Greek Foreign Minister, George Papandreou warned that those who would try to bar Cyprus &#8211; E.U course would be responsible for the failure of the block s enlargement.

    Meanwhile, Danish Prime-minister Anders Rasmusen whose country chairs the rotating E.U presidency reaffirmed yesterday that the Copenhagen summit on enlargement would not give Turkey a date for accession talks.

    (9/12/2002 12:14:00 μμ)

    [03] Reduced telephone tarrifs for the holidays

    The Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation OTE, has announced reduced tariffs for the holiday season. From December 25 to January 1, all long-distance calls will be charged as local calls that is 2,5 lepta per minute.

    (9/12/2002 12:15:00 μμ)

    [04] Olympic Airways work stoppage

    Olympic Airways employees are staging a work stoppage from 11 to 3 today in protest against the privatisation of the company and the possibility of imposition of a fine from the European Commission.

    (9/12/2002 12:17:00 μμ)

    [05] Television cameras barred from November 17 terrorist suspects trials

    The Union of Judges agrred with the ban of television cameras from the trial of the November 17 terrorist suspects. Justice Minister Filippos Petsalnikos hailed the decision saying that television coverage would have a negative impact for a smooth and uninfluenced trial procedures.

    On his part, Supreme Court Prosecutor, Evangelos Kroustallakis called on judges to open up a front to combat corruption and illegal acts.

    (9/12/2002 12:17:00 μμ)


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