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BRIEF GREEK NEWS BULLETIN (24/10/1995)

From: Macedonian Press Agency <mpa@uranus.eng.auth.gr>

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BRIEF GREEK NEWS BULLETIN BY MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY

Thessaloniki, October 24th, 1995

NEWS IN ENGLISH

  • [01] GOOD INTENTIONS DO NOT BUILD PROJECTS, SAYS PAPOULIAS

  • [02] GRECOBULGARIAN AGREEMENTS TO BE SIGNED TILL THE END OF 1995

  • [03] BURGAS-ALEXANDROUPOLIS OIL PIPELINE AGREEMENT IN NOVEMBER

  • [04] FIRST MEETINGS ON FYROM NAME EXPLORATORY SAYS GREEK FOR.MINISTER

  • [05] EUR.COMMISSION WITHDREW APPEAL AGAINST GREECE TO EUROPEAN COURT

  • [06] HUMANITARIAN AID FOR SERBS FROM THE CITY OF PATRAS, SOUTH GREECE

  • [07] GREEK-RUSSIAN CONCORTIUM WON CONSTRUCTION OF A VOLGA BRIDGE


    NEWS IN ENGLISH

    [01] GOOD INTENTIONS DO NOT BUILD PROJECTS, SAYS PAPOULIAS

    "Good intentions do not build projects" said greek foreign minister mr Carolos Papoulais when asked about the agreement reached by Bulgaria, Turkey, Albania and FYROM on the construction of a highway linking the Adriatic Sea with the Black Sea through these countries.

    Mr.Papoulias stressed that the agreement is the continuation of an effort that began a year and a half ago, and pointed out that the Egnatia Highway on greek territory is under construction.

    The axis on which there was the agreemnet is called as 'the East-West corridor" but in Greece it is usually referred to as "Para-Egnatia" taking after the ancient Roman road which connected the Adriatic Sea to the Black Sea.

    Greek Foreign Minister mr Carolos Papoulias stated that the construction of the Egnatia Highway which connects the port of Igumenicha in the Ionian Sea with the Grecoturkish border on the greek territory continues and that European Union financing has been secured.

    Mr. Papoulias said that this is a very important project taking under consideration the vertical road axis that will cross Greece and Bulgaria and will branch off to the Scandinavian states.

    Transport and Communications Minister mr Evangelos Venizelos had said yesterday that the Egnatia road which is under construction belongs to the 14 European road networks sponsored by the European Union.

    Mr Venizelos had added that all discussion concerning the road which will connect the Adriatic coast of Albania to the Black Sea is indefinite, general and premature.

    It is obvious, had stressed the Transport Minister, that between two parallel roads which are close to each other, the one under construction has priority to the one which is discussed in diplomatic level.

    Greek Press and Media Minister mr Tilemachos Hitiris stressed that the Greek road axis which is under construction will be availaible for use in four years and that a big part has already been constructed.

    Three MPs of the main opposition party of New Democracy blamed the government for the delays in the project while the President of the minor opposition party of Political Spring called on the government to prevent the financing of the project by the four countries.

    European Parliament Member mr Alexandros Alavanos asked the European Commission whether it is possible for the Union to finance two parallel roads which may return the money invested.

    [02] GRECOBULGARIAN AGREEMENTS TO BE SIGNED TILL THE END OF 1995

    Greece and Bulgaria are expected to sign till the end of 1995 three agreements of bilateral cooperation said today the Greek foriegn minister mr Carolos Papoulias after he head returned form Sofia where he paid a short visit.

    Mr Papoulias said these agreements concern the waters of the river Nestos, the seasonal Bulgarian workers in Greece as well as the agreement for the return of the Bulgarian illegal immigrants in Greece.

    The Greek Minister characterised the climate in the bilateral relations as cordial and added that this is very important for the Balkan peninsula.

    As mr Papoulias said the signing will take place during the visit the Greek Prime Minister will pay in the Bulgarian capital.

    [03] BURGAS-ALEXANDROUPOLIS OIL PIPELINE AGREEMENT IN NOVEMBER

    There is no problem that could prevent the signing in November of the trilateral agreement for the construction of the oil pipeline which will bring Russian oil from the Bulgarian port of Burgas in the Black Sea to the Greek port of Alexandroupolis in the Aegean Sea, said today the Bulgarian Foreign Minister mr Gheorghi Pirinski after the meeting he had with his Greek counterpart mr Carolos Papoulias who pays a 24- hour vist to Bulgaria.

    The greek Foreign Minister clarified that the isue of the construction of the oil pipe-line is at a good point adding that experts began discussions on the project in Sofia yesterday, while a protocol on the project is expected to be signed very soon by Russia, Bulgaria and Greece.

    Mr. Pirinski stated that during the first phase of the talks this morning Athens and Sofia expressed their intention to go ahead with the materialization of the project while he expressed the hope that the project will be materialized soon.

    After returning in Athens the Greek Minister said that the talks on the pipeline continue and added that in a big project like this, there are difficult details which must be discussed and agreed.

    [04] FIRST MEETINGS ON FYROM NAME EXPLORATORY SAYS GREEK FOR.MINISTER

    This was an exploratory meeting siad Greek foreign Minister mr carolso appiulias when asked about the meeting held in New York between the Securiyt Council mediator mr Cyrus Vance and the head of the greek permanent mission in the United Nations, ambassador Christos Zacharakis.

    Mr Papoulias estimated that the greek-FYROM talks concerning the issue of FYROM's name will not be held before the end of the month or the beginning of November.

    The normalization of the relations between Athens and Skopje is for the benefit of stability in the region, stated bulgarian Foreign Minister Georgi Pirinski after the end of the first phase of the talks with mr Papoulias.

    Mr. Pirinski added that now prospects for the development of a three-party economic cooperation in the framework of European Union programmes appear .

    [05] EUR.COMMISSION WITHDREW APPEAL AGAINST GREECE TO EUROPEAN COURT

    According to sources, the European Commission has withdrawn its appeal against Greece to the European Court of Justice concerning the economic measures imposed by Athens against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

    Greek Foreign Minister mr Carolos Papoulias had stated last month that the European Commission has an obligation to "put an end to what it had started" stressing that Greece can not remain with the stigma of the violator.

    The measures on FYROM were imposed in February 1994 so that Scopje makes the neccessary concessions towards what Greece ahs regarded as a threat for stability, among which was the removal of the ancient greek symbol of the Sun of Vergina from its flag which was finally changed after the 13th September New York interim agreement.

    The European Commission's appeal against Greece was introduced in the European Court of Justice in April 1994.

    [06] HUMANITARIAN AID FOR SERBS FROM THE CITY OF PATRAS, SOUTH GREECE

    New humanitarian aid for the suffering people of the serbian city of Banja Luka in Bosnia will leave tonight from the city of Patras in southern Greece.

    Six trucks will carry about 150 tons of food and medicine gathered by the residents of Patras responding to an invitation by the local administration, namely the Prefecture of Achaia and the Municipality of Patras.

    [07] GREEK-RUSSIAN CONCORTIUM WON CONSTRUCTION OF A VOLGA BRIDGE

    The greek-russian concortium TRANSETEP in which participate the greek company ETEP (=84=92=84=8F) and the russian companies "Volga-Most" and "Transtroi", won the contract for the construction of a 1.200 meters long bridge across river Volga in the region of Volgograd, with an estimated cost of 350 million dollars.

    In the competition had participated 18 international construction companies such as SAMSUNG, BECHTEL and others.

    Of the project, 30% will be financed by the local road construction fund, 25% by the road construction federal budget while the rest of the cost will be covered by the russian state budget and by loans from foreign banks.

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