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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 02-05-28

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  • [01] Weather forecast - Tuesday
  • [02] PM Simitis letter on the 2nd EU Support Framework funds
  • [03] SEV concludes its meetings
  • [04] PASOK parliamentary group elects a presidium
  • [05] Protest actions on the social security reforms
  • [06] The Athens Medical Association elected a new board
  • [07] Athens bourse Monday

  • [01] Weather forecast - Tuesday

    Mostly sunny weather is forecast in all parts of the country with scattered cloud in the west and north and possible storms in the evening. Winds will be variable, light to moderate.

    In the north, temperatures will range from 14C to 25C; in the rest of the mainland from 15C to 30C; and in the islands from 17C to 28C.

    It will be sunny in Athens, with temperatures between 16C and 30C. Thessaloniki may see rain or storms in the evening, with temperatures from 15C to 25C.

    (28/5/2002 1:14:00 μμ)

    [02] PM Simitis letter on the 2nd EU Support Framework funds

    In a reply letter to EU Commissioner Michel Barnier the Greek Prime Minister Kostas Simitis gave assurances that EU funds of the 2nd EU Support Framework do not risk of being lost.

    Mr. Simitis holds the opposition New Democracy (ND) party responsible for the inefficient studies of certain works of the 2nd EU Support Framework in the period 1990 1993, when it was in power.

    The Prime Minister admits in his reply letter that there was a problem, but after 1994, the government took up initiatives in order to meet the deadlines.

    The Ministry of Finance made it clear that the relative funds will be received normally by the end of the year, while Finance undersecretary Christos Pachtas denied that funds of the 3rd EU Support Framework will be cut.

    In response to the Prime Minister s statements on the ND party, ND deputy Aristidis Tsiplakos said that the government is trying to justify itself through insults against the opposition ND and then urged Mr. Pachtas to resign.

    (28/5/2002 1:15:00 μμ)

    [03] SEV concludes its meetings

    The general assembly of the Greek Industries Union (SEV) this morning will deal with an account of its transactions and the election of a new board. The session will close with a speech by ND party leader Kostas Karamanlis.

    The President of the Republic Konstantinos Stefanopoulos will attend the afternoon session, while apart from the president of SEV Odyseas Kyriakopoulos, Finance Minister Nikos Christodoulakis will be one of the main speakers.

    A message of the Prime Minister who is on a visit to Rome to attend the NATO summit will be read in the afternoon.

    (28/5/2002 1:16:00 μμ)

    [04] PASOK parliamentary group elects a presidium

    The ruling PASOK party s parliamentary group meets today to elect its presidium.

    (28/5/2002 1:17:00 μμ)

    [05] Protest actions on the social security reforms

    The General Confederation of Greek Workers on Friday will determine its further stand on the social security issue, while the Civil Servants Union will hold a 24-hour strike nation-wide.

    (28/5/2002 1:19:00 μμ)

    [06] The Athens Medical Association elected a new board

    The sessions of the Athens Medical Association to elect a board and representatives at the Panhellenic Medical Association ended today.

    DIKI, the ND branch is in the lead with 48.85%, while the independent political party branch &ldquo;New Doctors&rdquo; came second with 17.5%.

    (28/5/2002 1:20:00 μμ)

    [07] Athens bourse Monday

    On the Athens Stock Exchange, the general index dropped by 1.34% on Monday, closing at 2,298.42 points.

    The volume of transactions was small at 78.8 million Euro or 26.8 billion drachmas compared to previous sessions.

    Of the stocks trading yesterday, 45 recorded gains, 299 had losses, while the value of 29 stocks remained unchanged.

    (28/5/2002 1:21:00 μμ)

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