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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 02-02-26

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] NEWS IN ENGLISH
  • [02] Weather forecast
  • [03] Intense verbal clash between the Pasok and the ND party
  • [04] Speaking to the ruling PASOK party deputies from south-central
  • [05] Greek-flagged freighter sank off the coast of Skyros
  • [06] First contract for the construction of the Athens suburban railway
  • [07] The current stage of the project is due for completion in 18
  • [08] Classical civilization-Idea or reality exhibition opens in Berlin
  • [09] Public prosecutor ordered preliminary inquiry into Kathimerini

  • [01] NEWS IN ENGLISH

    THE VOICE OF GREECE

    26/2/2002 3:46:00 μμ

    [02] Weather forecast

    Cloud is forecast in all parts of the country. Winds westerly, light to moderate. Light cloud in Athens with temperatures between 4C and 15C. Mostly sunny in Thessaloniki with temperatures from 4C to 15C.

    [03] Intense verbal clash between the Pasok and the ND party

    A war of words between the government and the main opposition ND party heated up over the weekend when Prime-minister Simitis implied that democracy could be in danger, following unsubstantiated suggestions that East German funds may have been channeled to the ruling Pasok party. The Prime-minister slammed the ND party for creating what he described as a climate of instability and warned all those who cultivate such climate that they will pay for the consequences. However, he ruled out the possibility for early elections and said government work was the best response to the campaign to undermine political life.

    [04] Speaking to the ruling PASOK party deputies from south-central Greece Prime-minister

    Simitis said that the ND party is the most "conservative establishment" representing the neo-liberal recipe, which wants to transform the society of citizens into a society of the market. Government spokesman, Hristos Protoppas also attacked the ND party, charging that its stance was adding to efforts to destabilise politics and democratic institutions. He also said that the government expects fresh attacks from the mass media, vested interests aiming at the 3rd Community support framework as well as from the ND party. Commenting, the leader of the ND party, Kostas Karamanlis said that those who promote polarization and division consciensciously harm the country and lose their seriousness. On his part, the President of the Coalition of the Left and Progress party, Nikos Konstantopoulos said that the Pasok and ND party are creating a fabricated polarization in their struggle for power.

    [05] Greek-flagged freighter sank off the coast of Skyros

    A Greek-flagged freighter on route to Crete from Kavala-sank early yesterday morning off the Coast of Skyros Island, probably due to movement of cargo inside the vessel. The 60-year old wife of the captain died on the way to hospital, while the second mate is still missing. The remaining 8 crew members were rescued by coast guard helicopters.

    [06] First contract for the construction of the Athens suburban railway signed

    The ministerial committee for the Olympiad chaired by Prime-minister Simitis convenes this morning. The first contract for the construction of the suburban railway connecting the Aharnon railway sation with the Athens international airport Eleftherios Venizelos was signed yesterday. The suburban railway, part of a wider network, will facilitate increased passenger movement during the 2004 Athens Olympics, beyond easing daily travel for commuters. A station will be built at the Olympic Stadium north of Athens.

    [07] The current stage of the project is due for completion in 18 months

    Employees of the Olympic Airways Company are expected to present their stand over the governments plan for the modernization of the national air carrier today. Run-off elections will be held next Sunday for the election of Presidents of the Athens, Pireus and Thessaloniki Bar Associations as none of the candidates won the majority of votes.

    [08] Classical civilization-Idea or reality exhibition opens in Berlin on Friday under the auspices of Greek and German Prime-ministers

    One hundred and thirteen exhibits from 12 Greek museums are included in an exhibition entitled "Classical Civilization-Idea or reality", which will open on Friday in Berlin, under the auspices of Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis and his German counterpart Gerhard Schroeder. Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos announced the Friday opening in Athens on Monday, stressing that the exhibition in Berlin coincides with the decision of the German government to temporarily return to Greece parts of the Ancient Olympia Philippeion building, adding that this decision was "in contrast to the decision of the British government to keep the Parthenon Marbles in the British Museum".

    [09] Public prosecutor ordered preliminary inquiry into Kathimerini publishing group investment in ocean-going shipping

    An initiative by the publishing group, Kathimerini and its owner Aristidis Alafouzos, to invest money rose on the stock market in ocean-going shipping, rather than publishing, has taken on judicial dimensions. An Athens public prosecutor has ordered a preliminary enquiry to determine whether the investment by Mr. Alafouzos-which violates bourse regulations-constitutes fraud at the expense of investors. Addressing parliament earlier this year, the president of the association of stock exchange members had described investments into ocean-going shipping as high risk.
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