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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-03-01

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  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] 10 March last chance for Cyprus issue says Annan
  • [03] N17 trial to begin on Monday

  • [01] Weather forecast

    The National Meteorological Service forecasts for today scattered cloud all over the country, which gradually will turn to rain. Thunderstorms are expected in south sea areas in the evening, while winds will turn from strong to gale force.

    The temperature in Athens will range from 4 to 13 C and in Thessaloniki from 0 to 11 C.

    (1/3/2003 11:11:00 )

    [02] 10 March last chance for Cyprus issue says Annan

    It seems that the determining date for the solution of the Cyprus issue will be 10 March. According to the United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, both sides will meet in Hague, adding that if the meeting proves fruitless, then he will stop his efforts.

    At the same time, the Turkish Cypriot representative Rauf Denktash expressed his opposition for a referendum in the occupied territories of Cyprus and appeared disturbed by the massive demonstration that took place there.

    From his side, the newly elected President of the Cyprus Republic Tasos Papadopoulos, who is going to visit Athens next Thursday for deliberations with the Greek government, stated that the National Council of Cyprus would be the one to take the final decision for the solution of the Cyprus issue.

    Meanwhile, the structure of the new Cypriot government was announced a few hours ago. The new Foreign Minister will be Giorgos Iakovou, ex Foreign Minister with Messrs Kyprianou and Vasiliou administrations.

    Finally, American State Department representative Richard Boucher expressed the United States' full support for Mr Annan's revised plan.

    (1/3/2003 11:12:00 )

    [03] N17 trial to begin on Monday

    Preparations are taking place for the trial of the N17 terrorist organisation due to begin on Monday amid reactions regarding restrictions for press coverage.

    The National Radio Television Council has issued a directive stating that the trial should not be commercialised, adding that the electronic media should show respect to the presumption of innocence and the memory of the victims and pain of its relatives.

    Meanwhile, in an interview with NET 105.8, the cashier of the Board of Directors of (ESIEA) Dimitris Tsalapatis stated that journalists must be present all the time in the court room so that the trial is publicised.

    (1/3/2003 11:13:00 )

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