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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-06-12

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  • [01] Little Brothers Found Dead
  • [02] Papoulias' Intervention on High Cost of Living
  • [03] The European Treaty Approved by 16 Countries
  • [04] Croatia Reinforces its Presence in Afghanistan
  • [05] Protestations in Belgium

  • [01] Little Brothers Found Dead

    12 Ιουν 2008 20:20:0

    By Katerina Ioannidou

    Sources: ANA, MNA, NET

    The thriller of the two small brothers Aihan and Ahmetta aged six and eight years old who were missing form Orestiada for 3 days now, ended in a tragic way. The two little boys were found dead in an uninhabited construction building in Orestiada. Their parents were arrested the previous week and they are charged with selling their children while police is looking for a suspect woman involved in the case. The medical coroners report for the causes of their death is expected.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [02] Papoulias' Intervention on High Cost of Living

    12 Ιουν 2008 14:49:0

    By Anna Kourti

    Sources: ΑNA-ΜNA, ΝΕΤ, ΝΕΤ 105,8

    President of Republic during his meeting with representatives of the Pan Hellenic Federation of Consumers called "Intervention" spoke of anarchy prevailing in markets. "Our co-citizens are suffering from high cost of living caused by uncontrollable prices in markets applied by businessmen", Mr. Papaoulias said. The meeting took place after Mr. Papoulias initiation who thanked all members for their respond to his call. Moreover, Mr. President of Republic said that "all of us must protect consumers; control services must be stricter with those who think that can make profits taking advantage of the majority of people". After the completion of the meeting, Mr. Papaoulias welcomed UNESCO director Mr. Ko&#239;chiro Matsuura.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [03] The European Treaty Approved by 16 Countries

    12 Ιουν 2008 21:07:0

    By Katerina Ioannidou

    Sources: ΑNA-ΜNA-ΝΕΤ

    Greece, Finland and Estonia are among the countries which have approved the Lisbon Treaty. However, interest lays in Ireland as in about an hour elections on the crucial referendum for the European treaty, will be completed. Lisbon Treaty has been approved by 16 country members. Ireland is the only country that proceeded in a referendum. Irish arrived in ballot center today being torn and without having awareness of the content of the Treaty. "No" would be extremely painful as it would shake Europe especially after the rejection of 2005 Euro Constitution. Manuel Barroso said that there is not an alternative plan. The Treatys rejections may open the road for other countries which belong to Euro disbelievers to cancel its approval in Parliament. It must be noted that Lisbon Treaty must be approved by all 27 country-members in order to be applied from January 1st, 2009. Irelands "yes" would be a great relief and would give the green light to the French presidency to proceed to the reforms.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [04] In Zagreb, Croatia

    Croatia Reinforces its Presence in Afghanistan

    12 Ιουν 2008 19:24:0

    Sources: ANA, MNA

    Croatia not only will preserve but will also support its military and political presence in Afghanistan, supporting that way the stability of the area, Croatian Foreign Affairs Minister Gordan Jandrokovi&#263; said during the international donors forum in Paris. He said that his country supports the Afghanistan people and that his government will continue reinforcing works there mainly in health and education but also in every other domain that is related with the improvement of citizens life. Croatia is present "through the international military mission" in Afghanistan from 2003 and participates in humanitarian programmes since 2005. This year, Croatia will invest 1,2 million Kuna (about 166.000 ) for the construction of a gynecological clinic and a school in Badahsan province, Afghanistan.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [05] On High Cost of Living

    Protestations in Belgium

    12 Ιουν 2008 16:13:0

    By Andreas Roditis

    Sources: ANA

    6 to ten thousand protestors went down the streets in Brussels demonstrating for high cost of living and for the reduction of the consumers buying dynamic. According to police, despite of the heavy rainfall in the Belgian capital city, the protestors that staged a march in the streets of the city rose to 6.000. However, according to trade unions people who responded to their call came up to 10.000. "I receive less than 1.000 euros per month from my invalidity pension. I only have one lunch a day, I am exhausted as prices are rising", a resident said who participated in the march. Other protestors were shouting for measures to be taken against high cost of living such as reduction in VAT of heating oil from 21% to 6%. The demonstrations were staged by the countys trade unions which decided to adopt a mutual front against expensiveness.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

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