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Saturday, November 6, 1999 Published at 09:13 GMT

World: Europe

Company warns of flying over millenium

Campaigners warning about the dangers of the millenium bug have named ten European countries that they say could be dangerous to fly over in the New Year.

The independent company, Taskforce 2000, used information on an American government website to declare that some airports and air traffic control systems in those countrites could face serious disruption because of the year 2000 computer problem.

The company accused the authorities of holding back vital information about the problem in other countries.

But the government department responsible for checking the millenium status of foreign airports, dismissed the claims and said they would make a final review at the end of the month.

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