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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-07-03

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

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  • [01] Measures in Support of Farmers
  • [02] Fresh & Frozen Fish Confiscated

  • [01] Measures in Support of Farmers

    03 2008 20:37:0

    By Katerina Ioannidou

    Sources: NA-PA

    Addressing a PASEGES ( Panhellenic Federation of Public Hospital Workers) General Assembly, Rural Development and Foodstuffs Minister A. Kontos announced a series of measures in support of farmers. Specifically, the special fuel consuming tax will be returned to farmers within the month, while the amount to be returned will cover the total amount of fuel consumed annually for rural production. Contributions to social security funds will be settled with 120 installments, while all fines, super additions, judicial expenses etc will be written off. Moreover, stockbreeders will be compensated in case of damages caused by thunder or wild animals and animal birth. Furthermore, the dairy producers special contribution will be reduced by 50%. Finally, Mr Kontos referred to the impressive turn to biological farming.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [02] Fresh & Frozen Fish Confiscated

    03 2008 20:12:0

    By Katerina Ioannidou

    Sources: ANA-MPA

    Piraeus vets confiscated about half a ton of fresh and frozen fish that contained high percentage of mercury. In an attempt to protect public health, the authorities carried out 13 checks, two of which bore fruit. Specifically, 446 kilos of frozen tope fished in the Atlantic and produced by DIA HELLAS in Perama, and 50 kilos of local fresh dogfish discovered in MACRO CASH & CARRY Company contained quantities of mercury two times above normal. The fisheries were confiscated and the Prosecutor briefed.

    Translated by John Crystallidis


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