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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-07-21

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Economic and social policies discussed
  • [02] Pasok deputies called on to open bourse codes
  • [03] Party leaders to be briefed on proposed electoral law change
  • [04] Athens condemns provocative statements by Turkish PM
  • [05] Forest fires extinguished in Attica
  • [06] Student confesses to family murder
  • [07] Mortar bombs kill at least 50 in Monrovia
  • [08] US soldier and Iraqi interpreter killed in Baghdad
  • [09] Weather report

  • [01] Economic and social policies discussed

    Economic and social policies were the focus of a meeting today, chaired by Prime Minister Costas Simitis, and attended by National Economy minister Nikos Christodoulakis and the Pasok Central Committee secretary, Michalis Chrysohoidis. After the meeting, Christodoulakis said the government's policy will be based on four main sectors ' development, employment, competitiveness and social cohesion

    (21/7/2003 9:01:00 μμ)

    [02] Pasok deputies called on to open bourse codes

    Tomorrow, Pasok deputies will be called upon to declare all their stock exchange transactions conducted during the five-year period 1997-2002, in accordance with a letter to be sent to them by the prime minister. Reliable sources indicate that Simitis will ask the deputies to agree to opening their bourse codes and to submit statements to the Capital Markets Committee.

    (21/7/2003 9:02:00 μμ)

    [03] Party leaders to be briefed on proposed electoral law change

    Despite negative reactions from opposition parties, the government is insisting on a dialogue concerning the new electoral law. This week, Interior minister Costas Skandalidis will have a series of meetings with political party leaders, in order to brief them on the government's proposals relating to the electoral law.

    (21/7/2003 9:04:00 μμ)

    [04] Athens condemns provocative statements by Turkish PM

    On the occasion of the yesterday's 29th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, Athens has strongly condemned provocative statements by Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan, who described the invasion as a peaceful operation. Government spokesman Christos Protopappas said his statements were a provocation to the whole of humankind.

    (21/7/2003 9:05:00 μμ)

    [05] Forest fires extinguished in Attica

    Forest fires, which broke out in Attica today ' fanned by the strong north winds ' have been brought under control. A blaze in the residential area of Aghia Marina, in Koropi, caused damage to homes, but other fires in Corinth, Avavysso and Marousi were extinguished rapidly by firefighters this afternoon.

    (21/7/2003 9:06:00 μμ)

    [06] Student confesses to family murder

    In Ioannina today, a 20-year-old student confessed to police that he had killed his 55-year-old mother and his 85-year-old grandmother. Police said that the self-confessed murderer, who lived alone in Athens and had psychological problems, claimed he committed the crime because the victims had spoken badly of his late father

    (21/7/2003 9:08:00 μμ)

    [07] Mortar bombs kill at least 50 in Monrovia

    Mortar bombs and fighting between rebels and government troops killed at least 50 people today in Liberia's capital, Monrovia. According to witnesses, bodies were laid out in front of the American embassy, which was accused of not intervening to stop the fighting.

    (21/7/2003 9:22:00 μμ)

    [08] US soldier and Iraqi interpreter killed in Baghdad

    A US soldier and an Iraqi interpreter were killed in Baghdad today, during an attack, which added to the almost daily toll of casualties, putting pressure on Washington to scale back its role in Iraq.

    (21/7/2003 9:23:00 μμ)

    [09] Weather report

    A fine and warm day is forecast, with strong north winds. Temperatures in Athens will range from 24 to 33 degrees centigrade, and in Thessaloniki from 21 to 33 degrees.

    (21/7/2003 9:24:00 μμ)


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