HR-Net - Hellenic Resources Network Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Visit our Special News & Events Pages
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
 
News
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  Announcements
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Hosted
  Mirrored
  Interesting Nodes
Documents
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  Constitutions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Other
Services
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts
  Tools
  F.A.Q.
 

The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-12-15

The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] K. Papoulias Hospitalized in ‚Attiko‚ Hospital
  • [02] Greek State Radio 70th Anniversary
  • [03] Stop the Scaremongering
  • [04] Street Protests at Christmas

  • [01] K. Papoulias Hospitalized in ‚Attiko‚ Hospital

    President of Republic Mr. Karolos Papoulias is being hospitalized in "Attiko" hospital for a scheduled check up examination. A hospital announcement said the president had come in for a scheduled check-up, during which doctors discovered an asymptomatic heart irregularity and decided to implant a pacemaker.

    The president was in excellent condition following the operation, the announcement added.Soon after the operation, main opposition PASOK spokesman George Papaconstantinou expressed his best wishes for the president's speedy recovery and revealed that PASOK President George Papandreou had contacted Papoulias from Cyprus, where he is attending the funeral of former Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos.

    News item: 16737

    [02] Greek State Radio 70th Anniversary

    Greek State Radio celebrates its 70th anniversary this year with an exhibition and several events at the Zappion Mansion. The official inauguration will be held at 20:00 while ERT president, head advisor and the Radio's administration gave a press interview

    News item: 16733

    [03] Stop the Scaremongering

    In response to articles in the Press, Finance Minister, George Alogoskoufis issued a Press release warning against scaremongering which does not reflect reality. "Scaremongering against Greek economy has its limits", adding that rise in state bonds interest rate, which does not confine, derives from the global credit crisis and pressure triggered by world money markets.

    The Finance Ministry also stresses that rise in interest rates is influenced by the high state deficit accumulated in the past as well as the recent developments."The Greek state meets its financial obligations and will continue doing so in the future and Greece has achieved a significant progress and will firmly adhere to its fiscal policy of adoption and reforms that boost growth", concludes the Press release. "Greece always meets its loan obligations with no exemptions", stressed government spokesman E. Antonaros

    Rise in Bounced Checks

    In the meantime there is a sharp rise in bounced checks in the market, which went up 161% compared against November, 2007. from the beginning of the year bounced checks and unpaid installments mounted to 1.2 billion euros compared to 1 billion euros in the same period last year.

    Small Businesses Apply for Loans

    As of Monday, December 15, very small, small and medium sized businesses can start applying for loans within the context of the program "Guarantee and subsidy of interest for loans on capital movement" materialized by the Development Ministry. The Athens Trade Union has also issued announcement informing its members: Businesses meeting terms of the program can get interest free loan to use it according to their judgment such as cover current needs, pay for previous loans, suppliers or any other financial obligation.

    News item: 16729

    [04] Street Protests at Christmas

    High school and tertiary education students continue demonstrations this week in protest against the death of the 15-year old Alexis Grigoropoulos. On Monday morning a sit-in demonstration was staged outside Attika Police headquarters, at Alexandras St. In parallel, students blocked several streets in Athens while some 300 students staged a demonstration in Piraeus and another 50 threw stones at Koridallos Police station and then left. High school and tertiary education students are to hold meetings to decide on continuation of mobilizations till Christmas. The Citizens' Assistance Center, housed at the old Halandri Town Hall remains under occupation despite people's efforts last night to convince occupants to leave. Students of Northern Greece State Drama School occupied Sykea Town Hall, in Thessaloniki in protest against Alexis Grigoropoulos death. Due to the occupation, Town hall clerks serve only emergency cases. Occupants were given permission to brief people tonight on the recent incidents.

    The Citizens' Assistance Center, housed at the old Halandri Town Hall remains under occupation despite people's efforts last night to convince occupants to leave. Students of Northern Greece State Drama School occupied Sykea Town Hall, in Thessaloniki in protest against Alexis Grigoropoulos death. Due to the occupation, Town hall clerks serve only emergency cases. Occupants were given permission to brief people tonight on the recent incidents.

    In the meantime, eyewitnesses at the site of the tragic incident leading to the death of the 15 yo student, voluntarily appear before the interrogator to support that the bbullet was bound at the young boys, belying the defendants claim that the young boy was shot by a stray bullet. In his statement this morning, a client at a nearby cafeteria said that the special guard fired at the young boys without his life being at risk.

    On its part, the young boy's family has requested an autopsy and ballistic test on the spot their son was killed, which needs experts to inspect the pitch of the ground, the height and the angle from which the special guard fired as well as other factors to determine the site from where the boy was shot.

    News item: 16723


    The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright © 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    eraen2html v1.01 run on Monday, 15 December 2008 - 17:49:14 UTC