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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-07-22

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  • [01] Inner Cabinet on Waste Management
  • [02] Gruevski's Letter Being Examined
  • [03] Weather to Change as of this Evening
  • [04] Wildfire Burning in Rhodes
  • [05] ERT-Disney Cooperation Deal Renewed
  • [06] Bulldozer Spreads Panic in Jerusalem
  • [07] Exandas in New York!
  • [08] Carrying Cocaine in his Stomach
  • [09] Barroso to Answer Today
  • [10] Arms Theft Case Solved

  • [01] 2,500 Illegal Landfill Will Be Shut Down

    Inner Cabinet on Waste Management

    22 Ιουλ 2008 15:32:0 (Last updated: 22 Ιουλ 2008 18:08:2)

    Sources: ΝΕΤ, ΝΕΤ 105.8, ANA

    The Inner Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis on Tuesday laid down the basics for a final solution to the solid waste management, by adopting the Interior Ministrys proposals on the matter. The goal is to have the places to host the solid waste management plants marked by the end of 2009. The plants in question are meant to process waste under standards set by the EU, and are hoped to replace the hygienic refusal burial areas. It is noted that Greece faces fines amounting up to 34,000 euros per day for every illegal landfills.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    Related News:

    Government Meeting on Landfills

    [02] By the Relevant EU Agencies

    Gruevski's Letter Being Examined

    22 Ιουλ 2008 15:09:0 (Last updated: 22 Ιουλ 2008 17:37:1)

    Sources: ΝΕΤ-ΝΕΤ 105.8-ΑNA/ΜPA

    The European Commission is examining FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) Prime Minister Nicola Gruevskis letter, since it should be assessed by all relevant EU agencies prior to an answer, stated the European Commission spokesman on Tuesday. The letter arrived in Brussels on Friday, but due to the three-day holiday its content has not been examined yet. A reply will come out in the coming days, as the Commission never answers on the spur of the moment, said the spokesman. Referring to the letter, Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Dora Bakoyannis argued that Gruevski "can brief anyone on his views. Besides, the European Union and all partners have been fully briefed on the Greek positions."

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [03] Weather to Change as of this Evening

    22 Ιουλ 2008 12:15:0

    By Vivian Papastefanou

    Sources: ΝΕΤ-ΑNA/ΜPA

    After the last days high temperatures, the National Meteorological Service forecasts a variable weather, with cloud, rain and storms in the Ionian, Epirus, Macedonia and Thrace on Wednesday. The rest of the country will see some clouds beginning to develop by tomorrow evening. Occasional rain and storms are expected in the west and northern Aegean late afternoon. The temperature will drop gradually from the north, with some areas experiencing 10 C.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [04] Wildfire Burning in Rhodes

    22 Ιουλ 2008 15:37:0

    Sources: NET, NET 105.8, ANA-MPA

    The wildfire that broke out Tuesday noon near the village of Agios Isidoros on the island of Rhodes has grown out of control, threatening the woods of mountainous Rhodes. The strong winds blowing in the area are hampering the task of the ground and air forces operating to put out the blaze. In the meantime, at a press conference held at the headquarters of the Greek Socialist party (PASOK), Socialist MPs H. Kastanides and Sp. Kouvelis lashed out at the Government, blasting it for slow response, lack of coordination, inability to man the relevant agencies and lack of prevention plans against wildfires.

    "The Government Is Unprepared"

    "We hope nothing disastrous happen, because yet again the Government, despite last years devastating fires, is unprepared," underlined Kastanides, further warning the Government that should something devastating happen, it will be held responsible.

    Messrs Kastanides and Kouvelis unveiled a study carried out by the European Parliament on the wildfires that hit Greece in 2007 and submitted a package of anti-fire measures, as well as another for the restoration of the fire-stricken areas.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [05] Ch. Panagopoulos Said

    ERT-Disney Cooperation Deal Renewed

    22 Ιουλ 2008 16:30:0

    Sources: ΝΕΤ, ΝΕΤ 105.8

    Cooperation between ERT, the Greek national broadcaster, and the Disney group was renewed for three more years, ERT President and Managing Director Christos Panagopoulos said Tuesday at a Press conference. The new deal includes TV programmes and films that will be broadcast on ERTs three analogue channels and on digital Cine+, offering a quality programme befitting the national broadcasters role, commented Panagopoulos. The ERT President underlined that the deal in question goes on combining high quality programmes with broad public appeal.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [06] The Driver Was Shot Dead

    Bulldozer Spreads Panic in Jerusalem

    22 Ιουλ 2008 16:00:0

    By Anthi Ntaousani

    Sources: ΝΕΤ, ANA, BBC, Reuters

    Panic ruled Tuesday noon on a busy Jerusalem street, when a Palestinian rammed a bulldozer into parked cars and injured at least 16 people. Terming it an act of terror, Israeli police officers shot the driver dead. The Israeli media described the attack as an exact copy of the massacre that took place in early July, when another Palestinian claimed four Israelis while driving a bulldozer. The attack occurred while Israeli President Shimon Peres hosted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at his official residence for the first time ever. Peres said that the visit could help lift doubts regarding Israels wish for peace.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [07] Exandas in New York!

    22 Ιουλ 2008 14:33:0

    Giorgos Avgeropoulos and his colleagues two films entitled "Muxes of Juchitan" and "Children of a Rape" will take part in the 9th New York International Latino Film Festival due to be held in New York. The Festival opens its doors today and concludes on 27 July. It is considered one of the most important Festivals of its kind worldwide. Participating will be 132 films from all over the world, including documentaries and fiction that describe the everyday life and problems millions of people face in South America.

    "Muxes of Juchitan" will be screened at Helen Mills hall at 20.30 on Wednesday 23/7 and at the Directors Guild Theater at 15:00 on Friday 25/7.

    Children of a Rape will be screened at Imaginasian Theatre Hall at 22:40 on Thursday 24 July and at Helen Mills Hall at 18:00 on Friday 25/7.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [08] Carrying Cocaine in his Stomach

    22 Ιουλ 2008 11:29:0

    Sources: ΝΕΤ 105.8-ΑNA/ΜPA

    A 34-year-old man, who was carrying 718 grams of cocaine in his stomach, was arrested by the police. The man, who was traveling from the Ivory Coast via Brussels, was planning to enter Greece. The police located the man at the Eleftherios Venizelos airport on 17 July and was then taken to Laiko Hospital, where doctors discovered he had the above quantity of cocaine packed in 54 self-made capsules, hidden in his stomach. The culprit was arrested at the Laiko Hospital Monday evening.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [09] Barroso to Answer Today

    22 Ιουλ 2008 11:11:0

    The Commission President Jos&#233; Manuel Barroso will reply to Gruevskis appeal to the EU to intervene in protection of the alleged "Macedonian minority" in Greece. A dialogue between the two countries will focus only on the name issue and within the UN framework said the government. Government spokesman Theodoros Roussopoulos stated that in his letter to Mr Gruevski, the prime minister had given a crystal-clear, stern and historically documented answer. However, PASOK (Socialists) commented that with his letter to Mr Gruevski, the prime minister appears to be showing indirectly that he accepts Skopjes agenda of talks. In reply, on an interview with NET 105.8, ND Parliamentary Group Secretary Tragakis stated that the prime minister had to answer back to Mr Gruevskys provocative letter, adding however that Athens should not answer again and commence a dialogue with Skopje.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [10] Arms Theft Case Solved

    22 Ιουλ 2008 09:39:0

    By Alexandros Moz

    Sources: ANA-MPA

    The police in Chania have solved the arms theft case at Kampani, Akrotiri. They discovered arms and ammunition in four houses in Selini and Kidonia, arresting three persons, who appear to have been involved in the theft.

    All three, 35, 35 and 32, as well as the wanted man, 18, are from Chania. The police discovered 10 out of the 24 guns and a big number of cartridges that had been stolen from the Chania rifle range.

    The arms had been stolen on 10 December 2007.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

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