|Wednesday, 16 October 2019|
The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-07-16
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Weather forecastSunny weather is forecast in all parts of the country with a rise in temperature. Winds north-northwesterly, light to moderate. The temperature in Athens will range from 24 to 35C, at the islands from 22 to 32C and in Thessaloniki from 21 to 33C.
(16/7/2003 11:32:00 ðì)
 Government measures against high pricesIn an attempt to tackle profiteering and the recent wave of high prices, the to government has decided to implement strict price checks of wide consumption items and to establish the consumer's counsel institution.
Additionally, the finalisation of proposals on the electoral law that will be decided at tomorrow's government meeting is expected with big interest. Prime Minister Costas Simitis is expected to announce the proposals.
(16/7/2003 11:35:00 ðì)
 Heat wave hits EuropeA heat wave has hit Europe from Portugal up to Finland. In some cases the temperatures have been the highest in the 10 last years with serious consequences in agriculture and industry.
In Italy, drought has swept the north, while the water level in rivers is dangerously low. The authorities began a campaign for limiting the consumption of water, while in Switzerland the temperature has reached 37C, the highest temperature in the last 200 years. Glaciers have begun melting and the lakes of the Alps are suitable for swimming.
High temperatures have also been recorded in Germany and Norway, while in Paris that authorities are accelerating works for the creation of Paris Plaz, transforming a 3 kilometre long tarmac at the Seine coasts to a promenade. However, the thunderstorm that broke out last night in south western France resulted in the death of two people and the injury of 60, while three people have been reported missing.
(16/7/2003 11:36:00 ðì)
 Cyprus ready of negotiationsThe President of the Cyprus Republic Tassos Papadopoulos stated that the Cypriot government is ready negotiate whenever it is called by the United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan.
Besides, yesterday marked the 29th anniversary since the Greek junta' coup against Archbishop Makarios.
(16/7/2003 11:37:00 ðì)