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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-10-20

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Nationwide Strike
  • [02] "Exit from Financial Crisis"
  • [03] National Cadastre Deadline Expires
  • [04] Ford to Curb Production for 5 Weeks

  • [01] Nationwide Strike

    20 Οκτ 2008 16:36:00

    Sources: ΝΕΤ-ΝΕΤ 105.8-ΑNA/ΜPA

    GSEE ( Greek General Confederation of Labor) and ADEDY (Greek Confederation of Civil Servants) are staging a 24-hour strike on Tuesday in protest against the governments financial and social security reforms. Employees in the private and public sector as well as DEKO (Public Utility Organizations) are called to participate in the strike. Journalists, POSPERT, teachers, doctors, dockworkers, state hospitals staff while Greek Power Corporation employees will occupy the companys headquarters till tomorrow.

    Commuters will face problems with mass transport as the electric and suburban trains are joining in the 24-hour strike while the metro, tram, trolley and blue buses are staging work stoppages. In the meantime, representatives of Metro employees are meeting today to decide on whether to continue or not mobilizations announced till the end of the week following the Athens Court ruling their mobilizations illegal and abusive.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

    [02] PASOK Political Council Meeting

    "Exit from Financial Crisis"

    20 Οκτ 2008 17:34:00

    Sources: ΝΕΤ, ΝΕΤ 105.8

    PASOK leader, George Papandreou presented a 7-point plan to exit the country from the financial crisis and deal with the international credit crisis during the meeting of the partys Political Council. Mr. Papandreou blamed the government for inability to deal with the crisis and its impacts. He also said that the crisis is neo-conservative but the solutions progressive underlining that his partys target is to prevent low- income groups to bear the burden. PASOK president rendered the ND party perceptions, which as he said, undermine the state, democracy and institutions, underlining that cynic dedication to profiteering and speculation with a parallel concept of state clientelism operation system indicate that the ND utilizes power and state assets for mercenary motives.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

    [03] Open on Tuesday

    National Cadastre Deadline Expires

    20 Οκτ 2008 22:11:00

    By Katerina Ioannidou

    Sources: ΝΕΤ

    From Monday October 20 to October, 31, National Cadastre offices will provide applicants, who have not collected necessary documents to register their properties, with receipts confirming that they have met deadline. The Environment Ministry decided to take this measure as long queues began forming outside national cadastre offices 11 days prior to the expiration of deadline for registration of properties.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

    [04] Germany

    Ford to Curb Production for 5 Weeks

    20 Οκτ 2008 18:22:00

    By Andreas Roditis

    Sources: ΑNA

    US Ford Motor Company Inc. said Monday that it would curb engine production at its German plant in Cologne for five weeks and put 820 employees there on part-time schedules because of slow demand in the US. The measures at the Cologne plant are to take effect November, 3 said a Ford spokesman. The Cologne plant employs a total of 17,300 people, but the company said production there of the Fiesta and Fusion models would not be affected. Several other European auto companies recently have announced production cutbacks. Earlier this month BMW AG, Daimler AG, Opel AG all said they were cutting production in Germany.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis


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