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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-06-15

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Smooth Elections in FYROM
  • [02] Britain: Classified File Found in Metro
  • [03] Pavlopoulos on Siemens Case

  • [01] In FYROM

    Smooth Elections in FYROM

    15 Ιουν 2008 20:37:0

    Sources: ANA-MNA

    The run off vote in FYROM was conducted smoothly in 187 electoral centers which equals to 161.000 votes. According to State Electoral Committee and police, some sporadic incidents were reported. Police arrested 10 people for participation in incidents the day before the parliamentary elections. Double voting was reported in some electoral centers which closed at 19:00 local hour (20:00) Greece. State Electoral Committee announced that participation rose to 43%. The run off vote took place due to irregularities reported in electoral centers and violent incidents during which a man died and 10 people were injured.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [02] Britain: Classified File Found in Metro

    15 Ιουν 2008 17:46:0

    Sources: ANA, MNA

    "Independent" newspaper announced that a few days ago a second file with classified documents was found in London metro. A similar case was revealed recently by British intelligence service triggering reactions.

    According to the newspaper the classified files concerned policies of the British government regarding funding of terrorist acts, drug trafficking and money laundry.

    The documents included evidence regarding a meeting planned in the residence of finance minister in the following days.

    They also gave details on bank systems and commercial websites which can be manipulated for the funding of massive attack weapons in Iran. Evidence per methods applied in terrorism funding through web pages was included in the content of the files.

    It must be noted that these documents were not released to public and were submitted directly to the competent authorities.

    Representative of Ministry of Finance stated that "the government is extremely concerned, is conducting investigation and is willing to take harsh measures so as this criminal negligence not to be repeated again.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [03] Pavlopoulos on Siemens Case

    15 Ιουν 2008 21:42:0

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    Sources: ΝΕΤ 105.8, ΑNA-ΜNA,

    Internal minister Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos in his interview in "Eleftheros Typos" newspaper left open the possibility of a Competent Committee to investigate Siemens case. If after the completion of the legal investigation there is a stage of Inquiry investigation then a commitee will handle the case even during the summer", internal minister states adding that responsibilities will be attributed. "In the phase the investigation is now and taking as granted that Justice can achieve its goal quickly and perfectly the recommendation of an inquiry committee can harm the course of investigations", internal minister stressed adding: "The only certain fact is that if the government wants the truth to come out it will do whatever necessary to achieve that". Meantime, "Vima tis Kyriakis" newspaper reveals that the Prosecutor is investigating 2 files with 136 invoices send by Siemens in political people, businessmen and all those trying to promote the companys interests.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou


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