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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-02-07

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  • [01] Ieronimos New Archbishop
  • [02] Hatzidakis: "Whoever Bribed will Pay"
  • [03] Fatal Vehicle Road Accident in Cairo

  • [01] His Enthronement on February, 16

    Ieronimos New Archbishop

    07 Feb 2008 14:18:00

    Sources: , 105.8, NA

    Thibes and Lebadia Metropolitan Bishop Ieronimos was elected Archbishop of Athens and all Greece in the second voting round, which concluded at noon on Thursday. Mr. Ieronimos gathered 45 votes against 27 votes of Sparti Metropolitan Bishop Efstathios while there were two blank votes. In the first round, the new head of the Greek Church gathered 33 votes- five votes less than those required to be elected- followed by Sparti Metropolitan with 26 votes and Metropolitans of Thessaloniki and Dimitriados Anthimos and Ignatios respectively, who gathered 7 votes each. Electors were 74 as Kilkisiou Metropolitan Apostolos did not attend election procedures. According to the clergys statements the election procedures were clear and the best was elected. A presidential decree will be issued in the next days and Mr. Ieronimos will be received by the President of the Republic on Tuesday. His enthronement will take place on Saturday, February, 16.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

    [02] Confrontation in the Parliament

    Hatzidakis: "Whoever Bribed will Pay"

    07 Feb 2008 17:40:00

    Sources: , 105.8, NA-PA

    Strong political confrontation on the Siemens case prevailed in todays Parliament session. In response to SYRIZA party deputy, Yiannis Dragasakis question related to investigation in the scandal, Justice Minister, Sotiris Hatzigakis stressed that "whoever was bribed will pay" and described the oppositions request for the setting up of an Inquiry Committee as politically irresponsible and superficial. On his part, Mr. Dragasakis underlined "if we do not realize the dimension of the scandal, our country is exposed". PASOK party request for the setting up of an Inquiry Committee will be discussed in the Parliament next Tuesday while three prosecutors will fly to Munich and Bern in the next days to be briefed on the SIEMENS file by their German counterparts.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

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    [03] At Least 30 Killed

    Fatal Vehicle Road Accident in Cairo

    07 Feb 2008 17:08:00


    Sources: ANA, Reuters

    At least 30 people were killed and 16 others injured in a multi-vehicle road crash on a highway outside the Egyptian capital on Thursday. Police sources said the accident happened when a bus and a minibus collided southeast of Cairo. At least 10 other vehicles then rammed into the accident because visibility on the road was poor due to fog and they could not see the crash. At least 30 people were killed and 16 others injured. Police contribute the accident to poor road conditions. According to evidence, 6.000 people die every year in car accidents in Egypt.

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