|Sunday, 18 February 2018|
The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-01-21
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 New Start &High ExpectationsIn his inauguration address, the 44th US President Barrack Husein Obama promised to take immediate actions to deal with the financial crisis and make a new start in US relations with the rest of the world. Officially assuming his duties on Tuesday, the first African-American to be elected in the country's highest post, admitted that the challenges he had to face were many and serious but sent a message in and out of the US that his aim was to build and not to destroy, promising a change in US previous policies towards the Muslim world. Addressing over two million people, who have gathered in Washington to attend the inaugural ceremony, Obama among others attributed the financial crisis to irresponsibility and greediness of factors in the market. He will indeed take immediate action as he will discuss a support plan with his economic advisors today. Meanwhile, White House chief of staff Rham Emanuel memorandum calls federal services and ministries to halt regulations on pending cases until legal and political inspection is completed. It should be also mentioned that the newly elected President has ordered 4-month suspension of Guantanamo military court trials.
Sources: Reuters, ═┼ď, ═┼ď 105.8, ┴NA-╠PA
BBC: Economy and war on Obama's agenda
News item: 17964
 FramersÔ Blockades from Ebros to CreteAgricultural Development Minister is to have a crucial meeting with farmers' representatives this afternoon while farmers have blocked several main links along the national road network. Thessaly, Macedonia and Crete farmers protest against low prices of farm products and high production cost. Transport is cut in four places along the Athens-Thessaloniki national road, in Tembi, Nikaia near Larissa, Mikrothires in Magnisia, Castro in Boiotia and Alamana in Fhtiotida. Links to Promahona and Exohi customs stations on Greek-Bulgarian borders are also cut while farmers have seized Heraklio airport leading to cancellation of many flights. PASOK party has expressed solidarity to farmers' mobilizations but it has called on farmers not to take actions that harm society as the government asked while SYRIZA expressed support to farmers' struggles.
Sources: ═┼ď 105.8
News item: 17966
 Under the Microscope of Antiterrorism BodySociety
In a multi-page proclamation sent to "To Pontiki" newspaper, the "Revolutionary Struggle" organization claims responsibility for attacks against Riot Police squad in Exarheia, where young policeman Diamantis Mantzounis was injured, Riot Police bus on December, 23, in Goudi as well as an unsuccessful bomb attack against an oil company in Faliro.
The Eharheia attack was the response to 15 yo Alexandros Grigoropoulos death says the proclamation. The Anti-terrorism Body is already examining the proclamation of the Revolutionary Struggle organization.
Use of violence is condemnable whatever its source is said government spokesman, Evangelos Antonaros. "There is no excuse and I will not waste any time on texts by some who want to justify the use of violence" said Mr. Antonaros.
News item: 17754