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Athens News Agency: News in English, 00-04-16

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Soccer-First division-Results
  • [02] Greece-Turkey-Cross border projects
  • [03] Policy statement - PASOK - New Democracy
  • [04] Elections 2000 - Parliament

  • [01] Soccer-First division-Results

    16/04/2000 21:52:17

    Results of Greek first division soccer matches played on Sunday:

    Apollon Athens- Kalamata 1-2, Ethnikos Asteras-Aris 1-0, Iraklis-Ionikos 3-2,Panahaiki-AEK 1-1, Panionios-Kavala 1-1, Proodeftiki-Trikala 1-0, Paniliakos-Olympiakos 0-3

    The Xanthi-PAOK and Panathinaikos-OFI games are scheduled for Monday.

    Standings in points of the first four in the league after 28 rounds are:

    Olympiakos 74

    Panathinaikos 70 (game on Monday),

    OFI 51 (game on Monday)

    AEK 48

    [02] Greece-Turkey-Cross border projects

    16/04/2000 21:06:58

    Mayors of 22 municipalities from Greeces northeastern Evros and Turkeys northwestern Edirne prefectures met on Saturday and discussed future cooperation of their regions for their joint induction in European institutions and programmes.

    As Evros and Edirne prefectures border each other, the mayors discussed ways to utilize European Union funding for joint economic, social and cultural projects.

    It was stressed that funds for the projects can stem from Union cross border programmes, such as INTEREG, ECOS-OUVERTURE, INCO, ALTENER, PHARE and others.

    These programmes have already contributed greatly in promoting cross border cooperation, while future programmes will also depend upon public institutions and private initiatives.

    [03] Policy statement - PASOK - New Democracy

    16/04/2000 18:53:44

    Prime Minister Costas Simitis this week is to continue contacts with ministers, ahead of his newly sworn-in government's policy statement in Parliament on Saturday.

    On the opposition front, New Democracy leader Costas Karamanlis met with former culture minister Dora Bakoyianni for an exchange of views on party structure, the result of the April 9 election and the policy stands which the main opposition is to adopt in the immediate future.

    Sources said Bakoyianni insisted on the need for the party to confirm its turn to the middle-ground and hold a congress in the autumn.

    [04] Elections 2000 - Parliament

    16/04/2000 18:47:22

    President of the Republic Kostis Stephanopoulos is to inaugurate the sessions of the new Parliament resulting from last Sundays' general election on Thursday, April 20.

    Parliament will elect a new presidium on Friday. The ruling PASOK party has proposed the re-election of incumbent Apostolos Kaklamanis as President of the House.

    Prime Minister Costas Simitis will read the new government's policy statement on Saturday, April 22, which is to be followed by a two-day debate. The first vote of confidence in the government will be held in the evening of Monday, April 24.


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