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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 02-12-27

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] Common currency negative impact on inflation
  • [03] Biggest rally ever in occupied part of Nicosia
  • [04] Deterioration of weather forecast
  • [05] Efforts failed to find 5 missing immigrants

  • [01] Weather forecast

    A cloudy day is forecast with local rain on the islands of the eastern and southern Aegean. Winds northeasterly strong to gale force. Temperatures in Athens will range between 3C to 11C and in Thessaloniki between 1C to 7C.

    (27/12/2002 12:10:00 μμ)

    [02] Common currency negative impact on inflation

    In an interview with Dutch commercial channel RTLZ, the President of the European Central Bank , Wim Duisenberg, for the first time admitted that the launch of the common euro currency had caused a limited rise of prices in goods and services, a fact that both community and national authorities had degraded.

    The European Central Bank had so far maintained that the switchover from national currencies to the euro had not had a negative impact on the overall inflation rate.

    (27/12/2002 12:16:00 μμ)

    [03] Biggest rally ever in occupied part of Nicosia

    Over 30.000 Turkish-Cypriots gathered yesterday for one of the biggest rallies ever seen in the northern occupied part of the divided capital of Cyprus Nicosia calling Dektash to quit , the resolution of the Cyprus political problem and the admission of a united Cyprus to the EU.

    Dektash is blamed by opposition figures for blocking progress on a new UN peace plan that aims to reunite the island before it joins the EU in 2004. Many Turkish-Cypriots , who have been internationally isolated under an economic embargo for decades, are desperate to join the EU as part of a united island after a settlement.

    Yesterday s demonstration was the latest of several organized in recent months by unions and other non-govermental organizations which want an end to the island s division.

    Greek-Cypriot political parties and worker unions expressed solidarity to Turkish &#8211;Cypriots while the Reunion and Cooperation Movement in a declaration signed by 62 personalities stresses that the seeking of a resolution to the Cyprus issue is taking new dimensions as both Greek and Turkish Cypriots share a common European vision.

    (27/12/2002 12:17:00 μμ)

    [04] Deterioration of weather forecast

    The Meteorological service has forecast anew deterioration of the weather as from tomorrow with storms and flash rain. Snow chains are necessary in mountainous regions in northern Greece while traffic police have taken special measures to facilitate holiday makers in view of New Year s holiday and the safe return of those who spent Christmas holidays in the country.

    (27/12/2002 12:19:00 μμ)

    [05] Efforts failed to find 5 missing immigrants

    Fruitless so far all efforts to find 5 immigrants missing since Tuesday when a dinghy filled with illegal immigrants sank off the eastern Aegean island of Hios leaving 4 dead. The owner of the ship, Nikos Panagopoulos, charged with manslaughter will be brougth before a public prosecutor on Monday while Merchant Marine Minister, Giorgos Anomeritis intends to propose a change in law related to slave trading turning it to crime instead of misdemeanour

    (27/12/2002 12:20:00 μμ)


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