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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-05-23

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] Prime-minister Simitis met with British counterpart in London
  • [03] Another November 17 suspect arrested
  • [04] New businesses outnumber those closing down

  • [01] Weather forecast

    A cloudy and rainy day with local heavy storms is forecast. Improved weather intervals in the west and south parts of the country. Winds variable moderate to strong. Temperatures in Athens will range between 18 C to 25 C and in Thessaloniki between 16C and 21 C.

    (23/5/2003 1:11:00 μμ)

    [02] Prime-minister Simitis met with British counterpart in London

    Prime-minister and EU Council President, Kostas Simitis met with British Prime-minister Tony Blair yesterday within the context of his tour to EU member states in view of the EU summit in June.

    Following the meeting, Simitis expressed conviction that differences related to the new EU constitution would be overcome. Talks also covered EU security issues and referred to Iraq and the ME. Simitis said that talks had a positive outcome and agreement was reached on all issues discussed.

    (23/5/2003 1:13:00 μμ)

    [03] Another November 17 suspect arrested

    Greek police arrested another alleged member of November 17 urban guerilla group. Kostas Avramidis, a 42 year old civil engineer was arrested after his fingerprints matched those found on a book inside one of the group s two weapons dens raided by police last year. Avramidis , who denies any involvement in the terrorist organisation, is scheduled to testify tomorrow

    (23/5/2003 1:15:00 μμ)

    [04] New businesses outnumber those closing down

    In reply to the high concern over the closure and relocation of Greek businesses, the government has repeatedly stressed that new businesses clearly outnumber those closing down keeping the unemployment balance firm.

    Finance and Labor ministers, Nikos Hristodoulakis and Dimitris Reppas respectively said that recent bankcruptcy and relocation of businesses would not overshadow labor rights while they both objected to salary reductions. They also announced incentives for businesses to absorb those laid off while the Labor Minister assured that they would continue having a social security and health insurance coverage until they find a new job.

    (23/5/2003 1:18:00 μμ)


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