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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-10-09
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Weather forecastAn unsettled day is forecast, with local showers and occasional storms, improving later.
Temperatures in Athens will range from 12 to 25 degrees centigrade, and in Thessaloniki from 10 to 18 degrees
(9/10/2003 9:06:00 μμ)
 Greece wants a socially sensitive Europe says PMAddressing cabinet today, Prime Minister Costas Simitis said Greece wants an effective Europe with social welfare policies. Examined at the meeting were issues related to the EU Intergovernmental Conference, which the Prime Minister acknowledged was not a simple procedure.
(9/10/2003 9:10:00 μμ)
 Strikers paralyze downtown AthensProtesting police, coastguard officers and firefighters, together with state-employed doctors and nurses, paralyzed downtown Athens today, demanding higher pay and improved benefits. Meanwhile, in unprecedented incidents, striking police officers clashed with their colleagues in riot gear, prompting angry comments by the Prime Minister
(9/10/2003 9:12:00 μμ)
 Government and ND clash on National Bank privatisationThe government and the opposition New Democracy party today traded fire in parliament over the partial privatisation of Greece's largest bank ' the National Bank. However, the government said it would remain firm in its resolve to make 10 percent of the bank's equity available to Greek and foreign institutional investors, and would not be deterred by threats.
(9/10/2003 9:15:00 μμ)
 FM meets with US ambassador and Turkish FMForeign Minister George Papandreou met today with the US ambassador to Greece, Thomas Miller, before departing for Attalia in Turkey to attend the European-Mediterranean Forum. On the sidelines of the forum he had talks with his Turkish counterpart, Abdullah Gul, with whom it was agreed to call off all military exercises in the Aegean Sea, for security reasons, during the whole of 2004.
(9/10/2003 9:21:00 μμ)
 Maria Damanaki resigns from party and parliamentary postThe former leader of the Coalition of the Left party, Maria Damanaki, today announced her resignation as a parliamentary deputy and her withdrawal from the party. Her move reportedly stems from long-standing disagreements with the present leadership and she stressed that she would remain active on the political scene.
(9/10/2003 9:22:00 μμ)
 Demolition crews raze illegally built constructions in SounionIn the presence of a public prosecutor, local government demolition crews today began razing illegally built sections of three luxury seaside villas on the coast of Sounion, southwest of Athens. The initiative followed a ruling by the Council of State rejecting an appeal by owners against the demolition order.
(9/10/2003 9:25:00 μμ)
 Greek soccer team cleared of bribery chargesThe European Soccer Federation today cleared the Greek national team of charges that they had allegedly bribed the Armenian team to lose a recent match. A spokesman for the federation said there was absolutely no evidence to support the accusation.
(9/10/2003 9:26:00 μμ)