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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 10-08-12

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  • [01] Papandreou Interview with "Christian Science Monitor"
  • [02] Power Restored in Aegina
  • [03] Encephalitis Cases Rise
  • [04] ERT Live Broadcast of Liturgy in Panagia Sumela
  • [05] Slovakia Rejects its Share in Greek Rescue Loan

  • [01] Papandreou Interview with "Christian Science Monitor"

    Wednesday, 11 August 2010 23:27

    Greek Prime-minister G. Papandreou, in an interview with "Christian Science Monitor" online newspaper, expresses optimism that Greece will return to markets in 2011 as it is regaining its credibility. Mr. Papandreou underlined his government's determination to proceed to the necessary structural reforms regardless of political cost, adding that the majority of the Greek people recognize that reforms are necessary and should have been made long ago.

    Referring to international developments he stressed the real danger in global austerity. The third road to socialism - believing in self-controlled markets- has failed said the Prime-minister and referred to a fourth road that would guarantee freedom and innovation to markets , not at the expense of democracy though.

    Source: , 105.8 News item: 39366

    [02] Power Restored in Aegina

    Thursday, 12 August 2010 12:30

    Full power was restored on Thursday after many days power outage in the island of Aegina. Highly skilled DEH technicians managed to repair failure in one of the two cables that caused the several days power outage in Aegina.

    Power Company (DEH) announcement says that 12 electric power generators transferred to the island will remain till the second underwater cable is fully restored.

    Also another seven generators producing energy for water pumpers will also remain on the island.

    DEH chief executive D. Lathuris during municipal council meeting on Wednesday said that the Power Company would announce an auction for the connection of a fourth underwater medium voltage cable from Methana to Aegina and materialization of the power transfer system.

    Source: - 105.8 - NA - PA News item: 39376

    [03] Encephalitis Cases Rise

    Thursday, 12 August 2010 08:51

    The Control Center for Disease Prevention says that cases identified with West Nile virus have risen to 32 following laboratory tests, 11 more cases of the ones referred yesterday. One of the nine patients admitted to Thessaloniki Hospital for infectious diseases was released today while the others are in a very good state said the hospital director Petros Seridis. In Beroia hospital 6 of the 9 people admitted were infected with the west Nile virus.

    Health authorities in Macedonia are on the alert, however, they advise people not be overcome by fear.

    In the meantime, Thessaloniki deputy Prefect chaired a meeting on Wednesday attended by sectors involved in the combat of mosquitoes during which need for pesticide spraying at least till September, 15 was decided.

    Source: 105.8

    Relevant News: Nine Sick with Encephalitis in Beroia

    News item: 39367

    [04] ERT Live Broadcast of Liturgy in Panagia Sumela

    Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:10

    The first Divine Liturgy after 88 years- an event of historical significance for Hellenism and Orthodox Christians- will be held on August, 15, Assumption of Virgin Mary Day at the Panagia Sumela Monastery, in Trabzon. His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will lead the service which starts at 09:00. To mark the Assumption of Virgin Mary Day a Divine Liturgy, starting 08:00 will be also held at Panagia Sumela Monastery, in Bermio.

    Greek state television network ERT through its television channels ERTworld, ET3 and radio station ERA5 will broadcast live both Divine Leiturgies.

    Divine Liturgy in Panagia Sumela after 88 Years

    The bells of the most "sorrowful Mother " of Hellenism, the "exile" Panagia Sumela will sound again on August, 15, 2010 after 88 years. Thousands of Greeks of Pontiac origin from all parts of the globe are expected to arrive at Panagia Sumela, symbol of memories, hope and consolation during the years of refuge. Mr. Bartholomew is the first Ecumenical Patriarch- in the 1.600 year long history of the Monastery- to lead the Assumption of Virgin Mary liturgy. The revival of the Monastery, symbol of Pontiac Hellenism is nothing less than a most significant historical moment. News item: 39349

    [05] Slovakia Rejects its Share in Greek Rescue Loan

    Thursday, 12 August 2010 15:37

    The Slovak Parliament on Wednesday rejected its participation in Greek loan package drawn up by the International Monetary Fund and the European Union. Two of the 84 deputies in the 150-member parliament, present in the voting, voted in favour of their country's contribution in Greece's loan, 69 voted against and 13 abstained. The Slovak parliament did, however, approve a potentially greater framework agreement on a loan mechanism aimed at stabilizing other member states that may need help in the future. The Slovakian government's decision to stay away from the Greek bailout plan is a breach of solidarity in the euro area said European Commission spokesman Amadeu Altafaj. EU economic affairs commissioner Olli Rehn described the decision as a "breach of the commitment undertaken by Slovakia in the eurogroup. Since Slovakia's share is small, the withdrawal from the aid package is unlikely to have much impact, added Olli Rehn.

    The previous government under Social Democratic Prime Minister Robert Fico pledged in May that Bratislava would fulfill its share of the Greek loans but delayed a final decision until after parliamentary elections in June. The center-right government under Prime Minister Iveta Radicova then took power. Radicova had criticized Greece's budget policy" and sought to overturn the previous government's decision.

    Source: NA-PA News item: 39384

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