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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-07-14

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Papantoniou says government will be judged at end of 4-year term
  • [02] Report says health of alleged terrorist developing smoothly
  • [03] Weather Forecast: Sunny with local cloud on Monday

  • [01] Papantoniou says government will be judged at end of 4-year term

    14/07/2002 22:47:25

    National Defense Minister Yiannos Papantoniou in an interview published in Sundays edition of the Athens daily ?To Vima? said that there should be an ?about face? toward the people, so that they can experience in a visible and tangible way the benefits of the government's great economic success.

    Papantoniou was national economy and finance minister until last October when after a cabinet reshuffle he was assigned the defense ministry.

    Referring to the governments work, Papantoniou said that it would be evaluated at the end of the four-year term, including ?Cyprus EU accession, the materialization of the projects of the Third EU Support Package that will give new life to the provinces, as well as the disbanding of terrorism?.

    With regard to the assistance of the military in efforts to tackle terrorism, the defense minister said that ?when information is requested, it is provided rapidly and effectively... there is a constant cooperation on various levels?.

    The minister expressed concern over the national issues due to the current political instability in Turkey, adding that the defense forces were prepared for all eventualities.

    [02] Report says health of alleged terrorist developing smoothly

    14/07/2002 22:47:16

    The health of Savvas Xiros is developing smoothly, according to a written medical report issued on Sunday on the state of the alleged terrorist who underwent eye surgery at the Athens General State Hospital on Saturday.

    The report added that clinical tests and laboratory findings show that there in no cause for concern over the course of his health, while doctors of the General State Hospital who visited him on Sunday assessed that his post-operational state is satisfactory.

    Xiros, who is being treated at a specially-arranged room on the 10th floor of the heavily-guarded Athens Evangelismos Hospital, was injured in the eyes by fragments of a bomb that exploded in his hands during a botched terrorist attack in Piraeus about two weeks ago.

    Xiros was visited on Sunday afternoon by his parents, some of his brothers, his ex-wife Angeliki Sotiropoulou and his fiancee Alicia Romero.

    [03] Weather Forecast: Sunny with local cloud on Monday

    14/07/2002 18:51:10

    Sunny throughout Greece on Monday with local cloud in the north. Winds light and northerly moderate in the southern Aegean. Temperatures in northern Greece between 19C to 39C, on the rest of the mainland 23C to 37C, and on the islands 24C to 35C. Sunny in Athens with temperatures ranging between 26C to 39C. Same in Thessaloniki with temperatures from 24C to 38C.


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