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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 02-12-22

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] Government's profile improved
  • [03] Turkish &#8211;Cypriots demonstrate against Denktash

  • [01] Weather forecast

    Mostly clear skies are forecast for throughout Greece on Sunday, days after the first major winter storm struck the east Mediterranean country. Westerly winds, weak to moderate. Temperatures between 6C to 8C in the north; 2C to 12C elsewhere on the mainland and 2C to 13C on the islands.

    Sunny in Athens, 3C to 11C. Only a chance of clouds over Thessaloniki, 2C to 8C.

    (22/12/2002 10:27:00 )

    [02] Government's profile improved

    According to two opinion polls Kappa Research carried out after the Copenhagen Summit Meeting and the results of which have been publicized in today's press, the government's image has improved in comparison to last September, while Mr Costas Simitis is considered as the most suitable prime minister with 38.9%, while New Democracy party leader Costas Karamanlis received 36.8%.

    Similarly, according to another opinion poll carried out by Metron Analysis, Mr Simitis is considered as the best for the prime minister's post with 44.4%, while Mr Karamanlis comes second with 36%. According to the results of the opinion poll, the civilians are more concerned for the economy, unemployment, health and education, while they appear more optimistic for the Cyprus issue and Greek-Turkish relations.

    (22/12/2002 10:28:00 )

    [03] Turkish &#8211;Cypriots demonstrate against Denktash

    In an interview with a radio station of the pseudostate in Cyprus yesterday, the Turkish-Cypriot representative Rauf Denktash asked for a meeting with the President of the Cyprus Republic Glafkos Klerides, at the same time when reactions against Mr Denktash are escalating in the occupied territories.

    Yesterday, more than six thousand Turkish-Cypriots demonstrated in the Turkish part of the occupied Famagusta against Mr Denktash' s policy, while similar protests will take place next Tuesday in occupied Morfu, while more protests are scheduled in Nicosia on December 29.

    At the same time, the Justice and Development party tabled a new amendment at Parliament, so as to by-pass President Sezer's veto that forbids Mr Erdogan to become Prime Minister. Mr Sezer can veto for a second time, however, he can ask for the cancellation of the reforms from the Constitutional Court.

    (22/12/2002 10:30:00 )


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