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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-08-10

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  • [01] Battling Tax Evasion
  • [02] Attempted Suicide after Strangling her Children
  • [03] Deny Accusations
  • [04] Changes in HSAP Train Services for Maintenance Works
  • [05] Obama in Mexico to Attend N. America Leaders Summit

  • [01] Battling Tax Evasion


    The economic staff will be fully mobilized after mid August to deal with the state budget deficit. The big challenge lies with collection of taxes after the implementation of specific measures recently taken by the government such as the extraordinary levy, special tax on cars and boats, fines for the settlement of illegally converted or enclosed "add-on" spaces and collection of 2008-2009 ETAK.

    Priority will be placed on the collection of expired taxation debts mounting to 1.8 billion euros and payment of VAT by businesses.

    The Finance Ministry announced today an international bid for the assignment of a project regarding on line linking of cash registers and issue of invoices mechanisms with Information Systems General Secretariat aimed to combat tax evasion and issue of fake invoices.

    In parallel, the Finance Ministry is promoting request for one year extension of deadline to bring deficit down to 3%.

    In the meantime, recent data indicate that industrial output dropped by 11.4% in June due to the financial crisis, imports by 28.2% and exports by 20.7%.

    ΠΗΓΕΣ: ΝΕΤ 105,8-ΝΕΤOlder news items: News item: 25651

    [02] Attempted Suicide after Strangling her Children

    Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2009 15:29

    A family tragedy came to light in Elefsina. A woman 35yo from Albania, strangled her two children in their house and then attempted to commit suicide throwing herself in front of a car in the main avenue. She suffered serious head injuries and was transferred to hospital.

    Her two children, an 8yo girl and a 10yo boy were found strangled in their house in Elefsina. The mother attempted to commit suicide after strangling her children throwing herself in front of running car. She suffered serious head injuries and was transferred to Tzanneio hospital.

    A neigbour found the dead children and called their father, also an Albanian national, and the police. A forensic test is expected to reveal the exact cause of the children's death. First signs indicate that they died of drowning in the bath tab.

    Police are examining all possibilities to find the culprit, who is most likely the mother, an Albanian national. Witnesses say that she had psychological problems and was to be admitted to hospital.

    Source: NET, NET 105.8, ANA

    News item: 25648

    [03] Deny Accusations

    Illegal activities of the new organized crime group emerges to surface again with marathon statement of Panagiotis Blastos, who is held in Trikala prison. He is believed the mastermind in shipping magnate Panagopoulos kidnapping. Statement of Basilis Stefanakos , who is held in Larisa prison, followed. Both denied charges . Yiannis Skaftouros , in Diabaton prison, is giving his statement on Monday afternoon.

    News item: 25645

    [04] Changes in HSAP Train Services for Maintenance Works

    Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2009 15:18

    Changes in HSAP electric train services will continue till the end of August due to works for the upgrading of the 24km network from Faliro to Kifisia. When the work is completed the trip from Piraeus-Kifisisa will be 7 minutes shorter -44min from present 51min.-, sound pollution will be significantly reduced for the benefit of passengers and residents of surrounding areas and trains capacity increase.

    The train service will run from Piraeus- Nea Ionia and Eirini- Kifisia, works will be in progress in the part from N. Ionia- Eirini, till the end of August. Bus line X9 running every 8 minutes will serve passengers with the same fare. Train services Kalithea- Omonoia will be suspended on Saturday, 22 and Sunday, 23 August. Bus line X7 will serve passengers during these days.

    Due to upgrading works services will run every 7 minutes instead of 3.5 minutes. Works that started at the beginning of 2009 will be completed in February 2010 and will cost 100 million euros.

    News item: 25646

    [05] Obama in Mexico to Attend N. America Leaders Summit


    Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2009 11:21

    President Obama will meet with the leaders of Mexico and Canada in Guadalajara, Mexico's second-largest city, on Monday. Obama arrived in Guadalajara on Sunday evening where policemen were maintaining strict security measures. The three are expected to discuss a broad range of issues including combat of drug smuggling and violence, the economy and the swine flu.

    Social organizations hold a parallel conference

    Hundreds of members of social organizations are attending a parallel conference in the city, demanding north American leaders to resolve problems regarding environment, human rights and agricultural production.

    Some 500 demonstrators took to the streets in Guadalajara, on Sunday with security forces banning their access to the historical center.

    Source: German Agency RelevantArticle: Obama, Calderon Meet at Mexico Summit See video: Tackling the Issues

    Obama, Calderon Meet at Mexico Summit

    News item: 25636

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