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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 00-11-03

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CONTENTS

  • [01] Turkish Vice-president Mesut Gilmaz in Athens
  • [02] Cyprus proximity talks continue in Geneva
  • [03] Call for fair treatment of Greece by the International Olympics
  • [04] The Speaker of the Greek Parliament received the President of the
  • [05] Pasok party conference on labour relations at the Peace and Friendship
  • [06] Transparency in Local Administration
  • [07] Athens Metro - Syntagma -Dafni extension opens on November 15

  • NEWS IN ENGLISH ERA-5 THE VOICE OF GREECE

    3/11/2000 2:03:56 μμ

    [01] Turkish Vice-president Mesut Gilmaz in Athens

    Turkish Deputy Prime- minister Meshut Yilmaz, arrived in Athens yesterday to attend the second greek-turkish business association meeting organized by the Greek-Turkish business Chamber.

    Mr Yilmaz will today meet with the President of the Greek Republic Kostis Stefanopoulos and then will have successive meetings with Prime- minister Costas Simitis and New Democracy President Costas Karamanlis.

    Yesterday, Mr. Yilmaz met with the New Democracy honorary President Constantinos Mitsotakis and with the Mayor of Athens Dimitris Avramapoulos.

    In his statements, the Turkish official expressed the belief that Greece and Turkey could overcome all problems through sincere dialogue.

    From his side, the Greek foreign minister George Papandreou said that Cyprus would either unite the two sides or would divide them. He also pointed out that the restoration of Greek-Turkish relations mainly depended on the solution of the Cyprus issue on the basis of the United Nations Resolutions.

    In parallel, Mr.Papandreou maintained that Cyprus' accession to the European Union would function as a guarrantor of security for the two communities.

    In referrence to the confidence-building measures, he said that they aimed to examine the problems between the two countries under a constructive perspective.

    In the meantime, in an interview with the tv network CNN Turk, National Defence minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos said that Greece's Foreign and Defence ministries followed the same policy.

    Mr. Tsochatzopoulos appeared optimistic as regards the possibility for Turkey to accept the Yilmaz- Papoulias agreement, pointing out that it could serve as the basis for the new confidence-building measures under the supervision of Nato Secretarary General.

    Referring to the Aegean, Mr. Tsochatzopoulos called on Turkey to respect the International Treaties and agreements, stressing that no agreement had been reached regarding the flights of unarmed jet fighters over the Aegean.

    [02] Cyprus proximity talks continue in Geneva

    Proximity talks on the Cyprus issue continue in Geneva today. UN Secretary General ,Kofi Annan is expected to attend the fifth round of proximity talks on November 7th.

    The UN organisation expects the submission of a new package of ideas for the solution of the Cyprus issue after parliamentary elections in Cyprus to be held in spring 2001.

    [03] Call for fair treatment of Greece by the International Olympics Committee

    The President of Athens 2004, Yianna Agelopoulou Daskalaki has asked for the support of the President of the International Olympic Committee Huan Antonia Samaranc against the anti-Hellenic propaganda by some officials of the International Olympics Committee.

    Following her meeting with New Democracy party President Costas Karamanlis, Mrs. Agelopoulou-Daskalaki stressed that Greece was seeking a fair treatment by the International Olympics Committee.

    In the meantime, during Tuesday's bi-ministerial meeting under the chairmanship of the Prime- minister Simitis talks focused on the drawing up of an Olympic Games security plan, the radio and television coverage of the Games by the consortium Romero-ERT-OTE, while a cooperation memorandum for the "Cultural Olympics" was signed between the Ministry of Culture and the organisation "Athens 2004" .

    [04] The Speaker of the Greek Parliament received the President of the Armenian Socialist party

    The Speaker of the Paliament Apostolos Kaklamanis received the President of the Armenian Socialist Party Tasnak Hrand Markarian at his office yesterday.

    Mr. Markarian was accompanied by the Socialist party deputy and President of the National Security Committee of the Armenian Parliament Vahan Ovanesian.

    Mr. Kaklamanis referred to the historic friendship ties between the Greek and Armenian people, stressing that Greece would support Armenia in its democratic course.

    Mr.Kaklamanis also expressed the hope that problems in the region of Caucausus and specially the dispute between Armenia and Azerbatzan be solved in a peaceful way. H

    ope for the re-opening of the Greek Language Department of the Monas University in Australia. There is high hope for the reopening of the Greek Language Department of the Monas University in Klaton, Australia following strong efforts by the Australian Greek language and Culture Institute.

    [05] Pasok party conference on labour relations at the Peace and Friendship Stadium

    Pasok party's conference on labour relations opens at the "Peace and Friendship Stadium today. Prime-minister Simitis is expected to focus his speech on the need to combat unmployment and support changes in labour relations proposed by the Labour Ministry .

    [06] Transparency in Local Administration

    Interior minister Vaso Papandreou from the island of Kos yesterday announced measures to secure transparency in Local Administration.

    [07] Athens Metro - Syntagma -Dafni extension opens on November 15

    Environment and Public Works Minister Kostas Laliotis anounced yesterday that the extension of line -2 of the Athens Metro, from Syntagma to Dafni , was almost ready and would start operating on November 15. Mr Laliotis visited the new line, which will serve 150,000 commuters daily, covering the distance in 6 minutes.
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