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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 01-08-09

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From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] Kostas Kenteris in the 200m finals
  • [03] FYROM critical situation even after the peace accord
  • [04] Family allowance to both spouses
  • [05] Greece does not recognise degrees granted by branches in Greece of EU
  • [06] Baycol drug withdrawn from market.
  • [07] No increase in pension age limits to equal men and women
  • [08] EYDAP will supply water to the whole Attica basin till 2005
  • [09] Sale of Skaramaga shipyards
  • [10] Change in the Marathon route
  • [11] Event in memory of the Hirosima , Nagasaki holocaust

  • NEWS IN ENGLISH ERA 5 - THE VOICE OF GREECE

    9/8/2001 2:26:00 ์์

    Weather forecast Kostas Kenteris in the 200m FYROM critical situation even after the peace accord Family allowance to both spouses Greece does not recognise degrees granted by branches in Greece of EU colleges Baycol drug withdrawn from market. No increase in pension age limits to equal men and women EYDAP will supply water to the whole Attica basin till 2005 Sale of Skaramaga shipyards Change in the Marathon route Event in memory of the Hirosima , Nagasaki holocaust

    [01] Weather forecast

    Sunshine and high temperatures are forecast throughout the country today. Winds northerly, light to strong, turning very strong in parts of the Aegean. On the mainland and in the Ionian, temperatures will range from 21C to 37C; and in the Aegean islands from 24C to 37C. Sunny in Athens with temperatures between 24C and 37C. Same in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from 22 C to 35 C.

    [02] Kostas Kenteris in the 200m finals

    Greek gold medal winner in the Olympic Games in Sydney, Kostas Kenteris passed to the 200 m finals in the World track and field event in Canada, breaking the panhellenic record with 20.03 sec.

    [03] FYROM critical situation even after the peace accord

    The situation is critical in FYROM although an agreement meant to end an ethnic Albanian rebellion was reached last night. During talks in Ohrid , representatives of both sides announced that the accord initialled by the main party leaders would be formally signed on Monday. In the meantime , FYROMs Security Council chaired by President Boris Trajkovski authorised the most energetic offensive measures to counter the threat to government forces.In parallel he blamed NATO of losing its trustworthiness related to its mediatory role as the accord reached under the alliances initiative was once again violated. In a relative development , EU Foreign Policy Chief , Xavie Solana expressed hope that FYROMs latest peace deal would stick and that NATO could be deployed before the end of the month to implement it. However , Washinghton appears reserved after the new wave of violence last night

    [04] Family allowance to both spouses

    According to reports , Prime-minister Kostas Simitis is expected to announce among others the granting of the family allowance to both spouses during his speech at the inaguration of this years International Thessaloniki Fair. Mr.Simitis leaves on Friday to spend his summer holidays on the island of Sifnos .

    [05] Greece does not recognise degrees granted by branches in Greece of EU colleges

    Education undersecratary Filippos Petsalnikos clarified that Greece did not recognise degrees granted by branches of EU colleges operating in Greece . Mr Petsalnikos made statement in repply to a letter by EU Commissioner , responsible for interior market affairs , who described Greeces practice as contrary to EU regulations .

    [06] Baycol drug withdrawn from market.

    German Pharmaceutical Company Bayer has decided to withdraw the Baycol drug for cholesterol treatment - following a similar decision of the American Food and Drug Association which maintains that 31 people died in the US due to the side effects of this drug .

    [07] No increase in pension age limits to equal men and women

    In an interview with the newspaper Eleftherotipia , Labour Minister Tasos Yiannitsis maintained that there was no question about increase in pension age limits to equal men and women .

    [08] EYDAP will supply water to the whole Attica basin till 2005

    The Greek Water and Sewage Company EYDAP will gradually till 2005 take over the water supply of the Attica basin due to the municipalities inability to maintain the water pipelines. EYDAP consummers are expected to increase by 1 million.

    [09] Sale of Skaramaga shipyards

    The Coalition of the Left and Progress Party has dennounced the governments decision to sell the Skaramaga shipyards to a German consortium accusing the government of bearing debts and responsibilities multiple to the sale price and leaving the orders of the Greek Navy up to the decisions of foreign investors.

    [10] Change in the Marathon route

    The International Track and Field event Federation has submitted a proposal to the International Olympic Committee and the Athens 2004 Organisational Committee for a change in the Marathon course due to difficulties in the television cover of the event.

    [11] Event in memory of the Hirosima , Nagasaki holocaust

    On the occasion of the 56th Anniversary of the Hirosima and Nagasaki holocaust , the Greek Committee for International d้tente and peace organised an event in memory of the victims at the Holy Hill of Acropolis yesterday.
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