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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-08-25

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  • [01] Karamanlis Meeting with Social Partners
  • [02] Paleokostas to the Examiner
  • [03] Russia to Examine S. Ossetia-Abkhazia Recognition
  • [04] Democrats' Congress
  • [05] Alavanos Tours Ilia
  • [06] Fatal Incident in Elefsina
  • [07] Oil Prices Drop

  • [01] On the Occasion of the T.I.T.F.

    Karamanlis Meeting with Social Partners

    25 2008 10:10:00

    By Katerina Ioannidou

    In view of the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis will meet with social partners today. He will meet with GSEE (Greek General Confederation of Labour) leadership at 10:30 and later with ADEDY (Supreme Administration of Greek Civil Servants Trade Unions). Present at the meeting will be Economy and Finance Minister George Alogoskoufis, Development Minister Christos Folias and Employment Minister Fani Palli Petralia. At 12:00, he will meet with SEV Presidium and in the afternoon with ESEE and GSEVEE (General Confederation of Small and Medium Sized Business) presidiums. GSEE will raise issues related to the heating allowance and financial aid to the unemployed and pensioners. ADEDY will ask for pay rises over the inflation rate. However, as per information the PMs measures will benefit low income earners, the unemployed, one-member parents. In parallel, low income earners will receive allowances, including the heating oil allowance.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [02] Paleokostas to the Examiner

    25 2008 09:06:00

    By Katerina Ioannidou

    Sources: NET

    Vasilis Paleokostas, who is accused of abducting businessman Giorgos Mylonas, will appear before the Examiner today. The seven accused will testify tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Prosecutor launched against them criminal proceedings for three felonies and six misdemeanors. As per the police, Vasilis Paleokostas has been planning to help his brother Nikos escape from prison. Nikos Paleokostas has been described the mastermind of the familys criminal activities.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [03] Russia to Examine S. Ossetia-Abkhazia Recognition

    25 2008 09:47:00

    By Katerina Ioannidou

    Sources: NA-PA- 105.8

    The Duma will examine today the request of seceded South Ossetia and Abkhazia for the recognition of their independence. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putins majority party in Parliament favours the two countries recognition.

    The Lower Parliament and the Federations Committee, as well as the Russias Upper Parliament will hold an extraordinary meeting today to examine the situation in South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

    Meanwhile, EU President Nicolas Sarkozy will hold an extraordinary meeting on 1 September to examine Russias invasion to Georgia. The Russian troops continue controlling Poti port and Sinaki air base. Meanwhile, the first US ship carrying humanitarian aid arrived in Georgia yesterday. The conflict with Russia has cost Georgia 1.4 billion euros has told the Financial Times Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [04] Democrats' Congress

    25 2008 08:59:00

    By Alexandros Moz

    Sources: NA-MPA, Reuters, AFP, German News Agency

    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama faces a challenge this week healing a party rift, confronting Republican rival John McCain more aggressively and fleshing out his rosy oratory with detailed policy. Obama, 47, enters the Democratic party convention that will formally nominate him in a strong position, but he has yet to answer doubts among many Americans about where he would take the country if elected in November and whether he has the experience the job requires. The man who would be America's first black president faces many question marks as he prepares for his acceptance speech on Thursday to set the stage for what figures to be a tough campaign against Vietnam war hero McCain, who turns 72 next week.

    Of intense interest among Democrats gathering for the carefully scripted convention at Denvers professional basketball arena is to what extent his vanquished rival, Hillary Clinton, and her ex-president husband, Bill Clinton, will rally her legions of supporters behind Obama.

    Resentment lingers among Clinton backers three months after Clinton ended her campaign, driven in part by evidence that the Obama camp never seriously considered her as a candidate to be Obamas vice presidential running mate, a position Obama filled on Saturday with veteran Delaware Sen. Joe Biden.

    Hillary Clinton will address the convention on Tuesday and Bill Clinton speaks on Wednesday.

    [05] Alavanos Tours Ilia

    25 2008 09:40:00

    By Katerina Ioannidou

    Sources: ANA-MPA

    SYRIZA (Coalition of the Radical Left) Parliamentary Group head Alekos Alavanos is visiting Panopoulos village at Lasionos municipality at 11:00 and then Goumero and Agia Anna of Oleni municipality. At 14:00, he will visit Ilia prefecture to meet with Ilia Prefect and officials. At 15:30 he will give a Press Conference at a hall in Ilia Prefecture.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [06] Fatal Incident in Elefsina

    25 2008 09:27:00

    By Katerina Ioannidou

    Sources: NA-PA- 105.8

    In an affray between two truck drivers at a parking lot in Elefsina at 01:00 one of them lost his life when stabbed by the other. The second driver was injured by a baton. The two men quarreled on Sunday afternoon on business matters and met at dawn to settle things. The local police station is investigating the case.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [07] Oil Prices Drop

    25 2008 08:57:00

    By Alexandros Moz

    Sources: NA-PA,AFP

    Oil prices in Asia have been dropping due to the euro slide against the dollar and due to lower world demand for oil as a result of economic deceleration.

    The price of light crude oil for October delivery in todays morning transactions dropped by 14 cents to US$114.45 per barrel.

    Last Friday, the price dropped by seven dollars, closing at US$114.59.

    The price of Brent was also dropping Monday morning by 26 cents to US$113.66.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

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