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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-06-27

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] E.U common agriculture policy reforms
  • [03] New map of seismic activity
  • [04] Panhellenic Exams results.

  • [01] Weather forecast

    A fine and hot day is forecast with cloudy patches developing later in the day in the northern and central parts of the country and possibility of showers and storms . Winds northerly light to moderate turning strong in the southeastern Aegean. Temperatures in Athens will range between 24 C to 37 C and in Thessaloniki between 20 C to 34 C.

    The National Meteorological Service has forecast for the next few days a gradual increase in temperatures reaching 40 C in some parts of the country. The Health Ministry has called on health departments to be on the alert to deal with any problems which may arise from the heatwave.

    (27/6/2003 1:40:00 μμ)

    [02] E.U common agriculture policy reforms

    The European Union thrashed out a hard-fought deal yesterday to radically reform its subsidy- rich agriculture policy , saying it would give stalled world trade talks a boost and help farmers in poor nations.

    E.U governments hailed the deal, clinched after 16 hours of non-stop talks and which will lead to one of the most comprehensive shake-ups of the 45 year old common agricultural policy.

    Greek Agriculture Minister, Giorgos Drys said that the EU farm package was a great success for Greek agriculture and a useful impetus to the WTO negotiations. The common agricultural policy provides for subsidies of Mediterranean products till 2013, increase of milk production to 120 tonnes annually and inclusion of the Aegean islands in the hyper regional programs. However, the new plan breaks the links between output and subsidies for farmers receiving over 5000 euros subsidies.

    (27/6/2003 1:41:00 μμ)

    [03] New map of seismic activity

    A moderately strong earthquake &#8211;measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale shook the island of Evia , off Greece eastern coastline yesterday and could be felt as far as Athens.

    In the meantime, Environment Minister, Vaso Papandreou presented a new map of seismic activity in the country to be in effect as from 2004. It abolishes the zone of low seismic activity of the country and introduces new construction regulations.

    (27/6/2003 1:42:00 μμ)

    [04] Panhellenic Exams results.

    Results of the panhellenic exams for admission to tertiary education are expected to be announced today.

    (27/6/2003 1:43:00 μμ)


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