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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-10-03

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] ND ahead in new poll, but PM Simitis preferred
  • [03] Government slams "bureaucratic" US State Dept report
  • [04] Vets and agronomists continue strike, despite court order
  • [05] 5 illegal immigrants drowned, 19 rescued near Evia
  • [06] Measures deregulating the tourism industry to be applied
  • [07] IOC president "extremely happy" with Greek cooperation

  • [01] Weather forecast

    A fine and warm day is forecast, with some cloudy patches in the western and northern parts of the country.

    Temperatures in Athens will range from 18 to 32 degrees centigrade, and in Thessaloniki from 16 to 30 degrees

    (3/10/2003 9:18:00 μμ)

    [02] ND ahead in new poll, but PM Simitis preferred

    A new opinion poll, conducted on behalf of the "Kathimerini" newspaper, indicates that the main opposition New Democracy party is 7.7 percent ahead of the ruling Pasok party in voters' preferences. However, ND leader Costas Karamanlis continues to trail Prime Minister Costas Simitis as most suitable to lead the country.

    (3/10/2003 9:20:00 μμ)

    [03] Government slams "bureaucratic" US State Dept report

    Part of a US State Department report on terrorist organisations was described today by the government spokesman, Christos Protopappas, as "resulting from bureaucratic attitudes." The section on Greece still includes the terrorist group, November 17th, which the government says has been dismantled, and its members are currently on trial.

    (3/10/2003 9:22:00 μμ)

    [04] Vets and agronomists continue strike, despite court order

    An Athens court of first instance today declared illegal and abusive an ongoing strike by state-employed veterinarians and agronomists, on the basis that public health and the Greek economy was at risk by their continued absence from their duties. However, their trade union vowed to continue industrial action, citing support for their pay demands by the civil servants union.

    (3/10/2003 9:24:00 μμ)

    [05] 5 illegal immigrants drowned, 19 rescued near Evia

    At least five illegal immigrants drowned and 19 were rescued today, when a boat transporting them to the island of Evia capsized. Rescuers have not yet determined the nationalities or number of migrants on board the vessel.

    (3/10/2003 9:26:00 μμ)

    [06] Measures deregulating the tourism industry to be applied

    At a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Costas Simitis today, it was decided to implement a package of measures aimed at deregulating the tourism industry. The measures include the abolition of all restrictions on building hotels, even in densely built-up areas, and the conversion of the National Tourism Organisation into a limited company

    (3/10/2003 9:28:00 μμ)

    [07] IOC president "extremely happy" with Greek cooperation

    The President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, today declared himself extremely happy with the IOC's close cooperation with the Greek government, for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. He made the comment after meeting with Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos in Florence.

    (3/10/2003 9:30:00 μμ)


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