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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-04-04

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  • [01] Rises in Objective Prices of Rural Design Estate-Property
  • [02] Moscow: 3 Dead from Explosion in Apartment Building
  • [03] Toxic Wine in the Italian Market
  • [04] F. Petralia: In Favor of Full-Time Working

  • [01] Starting form 8th of April

    Rises in Objective Prices of Rural Design Estate-Property

    04 Apr 2008 16:27:00 (Last updated: 04 Apr 2008 21:03:43)

    Sources: ANA-MNA

    According to Finance Ministry the objective prices of rural design estate-property will rise up to 23,5% starting from 8th of April

    Ministry of Finance announced that the new prices for rural design estate-property are in accordance with the governments decision for a mild readjustment of the objective prices of estate-property. It must be noted that these prices will be defined according to the rural design estate-property transfer tax.

    Ministry of finance said that during the procedures of defining the objective prices, the changes which occurred in the usage of land due to the materialization of big road axons in Attika prefecture were taken into consideration. Different prices are boosted by new zones which are being created in order to cover features such as high prices in developed side sea and commercial areas or low prices in areas which can not be utilized such as zones of environmental protection or archaeological ones.

    SYN's Criticism

    Panayiotis Lafazanos, responsible for the Finance and Social Policy of SYN party (Coalition of the Radical Left) criticized the government expressing the view that this rise is taking place in order for the government to raise money from taxes and there will not be any criteria for the formation of the new estate-property prices, while the building activity will be severely affected in a period when a major drop is recorded in our country in the sector of financial development.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [02] Possibility of Terrorist Attack Excluded

    Moscow: 3 Dead from Explosion in Apartment Building

    04 Apr 2008 21:53:00

    Sources: ANA, AFP

    Russian media reported that 3 people died today from a blast and then a fire in an apartment building in Moscow. Rescue crews have already found the bodies of 3 tenants the identities of whom have not been announced yet. Police authorities are investigating the causes of the explosion and the fire. Unidentified officials say that a gas canister might have exploded. Moscows Mayor also supports this view and excludes the possibility of a terrorist attack.Television and news agency reports said residents were evacuated after the explosion. Explosions and fires caused by accidents with gas stoves, heaters and gas canisters are common in Russia.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [03] Investigation for 70 Million Liters of Dangerous W

    Toxic Wine in the Italian Market

    04 Apr 2008 18:06:00

    Italian newspaper "LEspresso" revealed that authorities are conducting investigations for 70 million liters of dangerous wine supplied in the Italian market. According to Italian legal authorities 20 wine companies may have been involved in an illegal network which used acids containing cancer substances for the production of wine the price of which varied from 70 cents to 2 per liter. The newspaper holds responsible S. Italian gangs of organized crime. Another case involving Tosac Brunello di Montalcino wine which also found to be dangerous came into light. The news about the illegal network of illegal wine mixing and smuggling made the European Union to ask from the Italian authorities for more briefing regarding the case.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [04] Talking to Event for the Employment Market

    F. Petralia: In Favor of Full-Time Working

    04 Apr 2008 14:21:00

    Sources: ΝΕΤ, ΝΕΤ 105,8

    Employment Minister Mrs. Fani Petralia, talking to an event for the boost of the employment market said that she is in favor of full time working. This issue came up after the final conclusion of Koukiadis competent committee which provided for more flexibility in the employment market and for social benefits to the employees. This conclusion of the committee has not been put into effect yet. The committee of the "wise" which has been set up for the adjustment of working relations initiates among other things: -Change from part-time to full-time employment after agreement reached with the employer -Reduction in compensations and cases of dismissals -Abatement of 2% of mass dismissals -Flexibility in working hours Ministry of employment through its programme for the development of 2007-2013 human resources recruit is promoting targeted policies which are related with the main employment: -Of women -Of people being unemployed for a long period of time -Of sensitive citizens groups -Of young people The employment programme for young people is going to put into effect soon. Starting from this year to every young man or women up to 25 years old who drops out of school will be offered six months of employment, schooling and financed programmes of skills development.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

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