Antenna: News in English, 96-12-30
News in English, of 30/12/1996
- Farmers bring down their roadblocks all over Greece.
- Heavy snowfalls blanket with snow most of the country.
- And, volunteers give elderly people love and attention in a retirement home.
After three weeks of strong protests all over Greece, farmers brought down
their last roadblocks earlier this week, vowing to set up new barricades
after the christmas holidays if their demands are not met.
Wintertime made its snow white presence felt all over Greece only a couple
of days after Christmas. Several parts of the country were blanketed in
snow Friday morning.
Nonetheless, Greeks aren't only watching snow flakes falling on their heads,
but also high increases in insurance fees, as well as in goods and services
like electricity, telephone, water by next year.
Next year will bring not so beautiful presents to thousands of tax payers.
High increases in everyday commodities, services, and electricity, water-
supply and telephone rates are expected to make things difficult for Greek
Smuggling illegal immigrants by Turks to Greece's islands tends to become
an everyday phenomenon. A Turkish smuggler tried to bring 47 Iraqi illegal
immigrants of Kurdish origine to the island of Symi Friday.
Four Greek ancient tombs were found under the Parliament grounds, during
excavation works for the construction of an underground garage.
X/MAS TREE/ATHENS CELEBR.ETION
Athens slipped officially into the holiday season last week, with the
lighting of the city's Christmas tree in Syntagma Square and the holidays
decoration of the city's shops.
Christmas is a time of love and sharing, and Antenna is happy to report
that both love and sharing have been in evidence this Christmas season.
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