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BRIEF GREEK NEWS BULLETIN (29/11/1995)

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

Macedonian Press Agency Directory

BRIEF GREEK ENWS BULLETIN BY MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY

Thessaloniki, November, 29 1995

NEWS IN ENGLISH

  • [01] PAPANDREOU GIVES A FIGHT FOR LIFE

  • [02] GOVERNMENT CONTINUES WORK

  • [03] POLITICAL MOBILITY IN THE GOVERNMENTAL PARTY AND THE OPPOSITION

  • [04] ATHENS CONFIRMS GREEK PARTICIPATION IN THE BOSNIAN FORCE

  • [05] GREEK FOREIGN MIINISTER IN SARAJEVO

  • [06] NEWS IN BRIEF


    [01] PAPANDREOU GIVES A FIGHT FOR LIFE

    Greek Prime Minister mr Andreas Papandreou's medical condition remains steady but serious according to the communiques issued by the medical council which has been observing him since November, 20th when he was admitted to the Onassion Cardiology Centre, suffering from pneumonia.

    The communiques confirmed that mr Papandreou has a kidney failure which means that he has to be submittted again for a third to a dialysis procedure while they added that he still has a problem with his respiration which is alos supported mechanically.

    The doctors did not want to commit themslves announcing the exact time, the mechanical support would be removed.

    As it was made known today, an argentinian dietist took part in the medical council so that he contibutes in the therapy applied on the Greek Prime Minister who is said to have lost weight.

    The medical council contradicted rumours that mr Papandreou is clinically dead stressing in such a case there would be no need for all the efforts they make to treat him.

    [02] GOVERNMENT CONTINUES WORK

    The Governmental Committee met today under the minister of Interior Affairs, Public Administration and Decentralization mr Akis Tsohadjopoulos who according to the law for the government and substitutes the Prime Minister in case he can not exercise his duties.

    The committee dealt with the issues of the budget due to be introduced tomorrow in the parliament and especially the money to be given for the sector of education.

    Meanwhile it has not been known yet who will head the greek deligation in the European Union summit, due in Madrid in December. As teh Press and Media Minister mr Tilemahos Hitiris said this is an isuue on which the Union has a word.

    As it has been known today in the opening ceremony of the Congress of overseas hellenism, mr Papandreou will be subsituted by mr Tsohadjopoulos.

    [03] POLITICAL MOBILITY IN THE GOVERNMENTAL PARTY AND THE OPPOSITION

    A common opinion on the necessity ofr the continuation of the present parliamentary majority seems to be formed among the most prominent members of the governmental PASOK party including those who recentyly criticised strongly the government.

    Ex-Minister mr Theodoros Pangalos stressed today that everydody either having supported or opposed Andreas Papandreou sympathises the Prime Minister.

    At the same time, asked about the 1996 budget, the vote on which in the parliament is considered as a vote of confidence for the government, the president of the main opposition party of New Democracy mr Miltiades Evert said that his party is very interested in the this budget because it will be them who will apply it, predicting in fact early elections which his party will win.

    [04] ATHENS CONFIRMS GREEK PARTICIPATION IN THE BOSNIAN FORCE

    Greek Press and Media Minister mr Tilamahos Hitiris confirmed today that Greece will participate with 1000 men in the international force which will observe the application of the peace agreement in Bosnia

    Mr Hitiris said the greek soldiers will not be involved in conflicts and in case such conflicts take place the greek soldiers will depart.

    [05] GREEK FOREIGN MIINISTER IN SARAJEVO

    Greek foreign minister mr Carolos Papoulias leaves tomorrow for Sarajevo where he will confer with his counterparts of Iran and Bosnia on the recent developments in the area.

    The meeting is a part of the tripartite initiative for a peaceful solution on the problems of the area.

    [06] NEWS IN BRIEF

    * The situation is tense in the Onasion Cardiology Center after the new deterioration of Prime Minister Papandreou's health last night. The medical communique issued today by the attendant doctors mentions that since last night it is known that the Prime Minister's health has deteriorated and as a result it was necessary to undergo another dialysis and to be put back on a respirator. * The founding conference of the Council for the Overseas Hellenism opens today in Thessaloniki and will be completed on December 8th. In the Council participate 3.000 organisations of greeks living abroad. The formal opening ceremony will be held on Sunday in the presence of President Kostis Stephanopoulos and political party leaders. * "The Hellenic-American National Council's position during the first Conference of Overseas Hellenism in Thessaloniki must and will be positive", stated from Florida, USA Hellenic-American National Council Chairman mr.Spiropoulos and Special Secretary mr. Kotrotsios. * Talks with bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic will have in Sarajevo today EU mediator Karl Bilt. The visit by mr.Bilt aims at restoring the trust among the sides participating in the implementation of the Dayton peace agreement. * US President Bill Clinton arrived in Britain today for a formal visit in the framework of the US efforts for peace in Northern Ireland. Mr.Clinton will meet with Queen Elizabeth and is also scheduled to address the Lower House of Parliament. Later, is expected to visit Belfast and Dublin. * The President and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Ministers' Committee are expected to arrive in Moscow on Friday for contacts on the prospects of Russia's membership in the Council of Europe. * General elections will be held in Russia on December 17th. The 123 million eligible voters will cast their votes for political parties representing a wide polical spectrum promising from the implementation of the free market system to the complete revival of the Soviet Union.
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