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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-09-16

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] "Moving" Dangers
  • [02] Journalist Mara Zaharea Resigns
  • [03] D. Ioannidis' Appeal Rejected
  • [04] "No Alibi for Skopje"
  • [05] Deadly Terrorist Attack in Mexico

  • [01] Half Victims without Helmets and Seat Belts

    "Moving" Dangers

    16 Σεπ 2008 21:04:00

    By Katerina Ioannidou

    Sources: ΑNA-ΜNA-ΝΕΤ

    According to official evidence, car accident victims rose compared with last year. Main causes are violation of priority, distraction of attention and frequent use of mobile phones. Most car accidents occur on Wednesday and not during the weekend as most of us would think while most dangerous hours are after 5 in the afternoon until 21:00. The Federation of Representatives of Car Imports (SEAA) as well as the Pan Hellenic Union of Land Commercial Transports (PSHEM) stressed that road commercial transports constitute 7% of GNP. Technical chamber of Greece asks for the set up of a General Secretary of Road Safety. As it was stressed out today in a press conference, the Observatory of Road Safety expresses its deepest concern on the dangerous increase of road accidents in Greece.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [02] Suspended her Professional Status

    Journalist Mara Zaharea Resigns

    16 Σεπ 2008 19:16:00

    By

    Sources: ΝΕΤ

    As she states in her announcement, the journalist received a series of attacks during the last months because she worked as a journalist. I remind everyone who pretends that does not know, that I work as a journalist since 1988 and I work in different TV channels after I completed my journalistic studies 20 and more years ago. During that time and during the last five years that my husband is a governmental minister, members of all political parties among whom the leader of the opposition party allowed me to take interviews from them. I consider the attacks launched against me hypocritical and unfounded. However, premising my personal and family peace I decided to suspend my professional status and activity in journalism. I express my sorrow for all those who showed me with their stances that hypocrisy often overflows.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [03] Piraeus Misdemeanors Court

    D. Ioannidis' Appeal Rejected

    16 Σεπ 2008 19:09:00

    Sources: ANA

    Piraeus Misdemeanors Court rejected lifer Dimitris Ioannidis appeal for imprisonment. Mr. Ioannidis who was leading Aprils coup t itat is being hospitalized in Nikaia State Hospital suffering serious health problems. The imprisonment appeal was submitted in July, supporting that he is suffering from cardiac insufficiency while he has also been submitted to brain surgery.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [04] Bakoyiannis: "Negotiations Conducted with Severity

    "No Alibi for Skopje"

    16 Σεπ 2008 19:05:00

    By

    Sources: NET-ANA-MNA

    European Union ambassador in Skopje warned Gruevskis government that the offences reported in recent parliamentary elections will have a negative affect on the European prospective of his country. In Athens, the representative of ministry of foreign affairs commenting on the provocative statements of FYROM Prime Minister, stated that Mr. Gruevski should not seek any alibis in Greece in order to copy with political issues going on in his country. Greek FM, Dora Bakoyiannis repeated Greeces stance that negotiations are taking place only as far as FYROM name issue is concerned, stressing that its leadership must understand that it needs to show severity on the issue. State minister and governmental representative Mr. Roussopoulos said that he will not make any comments regarding US candidates when he was called to comment on Obamas statements regarding FYROM. "We make sure we have good relationships with many countries, including the US that plays an important role in the international scenery. On Skopje issue we are absolutely right but we need this support and cooperation, state representative concluded.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [05] In Morelia

    Deadly Terrorist Attack in Mexico

    16 Σεπ 2008 18:24:00

    By Andreas Roditis

    Sources: ANA

    The Michoacan state governor branded the explosion that took place in Morelia, in the western part of Mexico a terrorist attack. According to a new death toll, the explosions ripped through a square in the Spanish colonial city of Morelia killing 7 and injuring at least 70 people. "El Universal" newspaper reported that the explosions may have been caused by grenades.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou


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