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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-08-27
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 Fires still RagingLast Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2009 17:41
Fires still raging are on the islands of Kefallonia and Paros and in Karystos on the island of Evoia. A new fire broke out in a piece of land in Shistos Av. Is burning bush land while the fires in Rethymno (Crete) and Andros, that broke out yesterday, have been brought under partial control. There is high risk of fires in East and West Attika and the island of Eboia today.
Leandros Rakintzis, Public Administration Inspector General following instructions by Alternate Interior Minister Hristos Markoyiannakis has ordered investigation into possible responsibilities of the Fire Department regarding fire extinguishing procedures during the recent fires in Attica.
PASOK is willing to cooperate with its proposals to a dialogue on the future of Attica while the government seems not to have realized the tragedy in North-east Attica said PASOK spokesman G. Papakonstantinou.
The general secretary of the GCP Aleka Papariga repeated her position about business interests behind fires during her tour of Boiotia prefecture. She spoke of policies that serve profits and supported change in use of land.
Athens Prefect Yiannis Sgouros among others proposed ratification of all forest maps and declaration of all high land to national parks to erase all motives of potential arsonists and land grabbers.
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 LARKO Worker in Critical ConditionLast Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2009 15:06
One of the three workers who got injured after a blast in the Larko plant is in a critical condition, suffering burns on 60 percent of his body and risking losing his eyesight. The second worker has escaped danger, while the third has already been discharged from hospital. About seven people have been arrested for the blast that claimed a 25-year-old worker, while five units of the plants were temporarily suspended.
Related news: LARKO Blast Kills One, Injures Three
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 Karamanlis-Rasmussen MeetingLast Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2009 15:42
The Greek-Turkish relations, the FYROM name dispute, as well as Greece's contribution to NATO-led operations in Afghanistan and Kosovo will top the meeting between Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at Maximos Mansion.
According to information the two men are to touched on changes in NATO's structures, the developments in the Greek-Turkish relations and the Skopje standoff.
Kostas Karamanlis will then host a working luncheon.
Earlier, Rasmussen met with the Ministers of National Defence and Foreign Affairs. Greece's relations with Turkey and Skopje dominated both meetings.
Furthermore, in his interview with Kathimerini paper, Rasmussen highlighted the need for the improvement of the Greek-Turkish ties, which although it is a bilateral affairs, as he called it, it will be one of the keep matters of his tenure, since it has adverse influence on the NATO's operation in Afghanistan.
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 Alavanos Distances Himself from Tsipras' ProposalLast Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2009 14:54
Alekos Alavanos, head of SYRIZA's (Coalition of the Radical Left) parliamentary group, distanced himself from SYN President Alexis Tsipras' proposal to all an unscheduled congress with a view to reorganizing the party. Alavanos stressed that the public is not interested in what each party does.
βThe public is not interested in what each party does, whether it is going to hold a scheduled or emergency congress. It just does not care.
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