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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 97-06-28

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From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.


Last Update: 18:50 GMT+2

SECTIONS

  • [A] GREECE
  • [B] BALKANS
  • [C] EUROPE
  • [D] WORLD

  • NEWS HEADLINES

    [A] GREECE

  • [01] MPA ORGANIZES CONFERENCE ON PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT IN S.E. EUROPE
  • [02] UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS CONTINUE
  • [03] THE GREEK MINISTER OF DEFENSE PRAISED THE GREEK FORCES' ROLE IN ALBANIA
  • [04] KOC: YES TO YILMAZ, CILLER IS INEXPERIENCED, WHILE ETSEVIT AND CINTORUK ARE EXCELLENT POLITICIANS
  • [05] THE EUROPEAN SOCIALIST MINISTERS OF FINANCE MEET IN ATHENS
  • [B] BALKANS

  • [06] TERROR REIGNS IN ALBANIA ONE DAY BEFORE THE ELECTIONS
  • [07] YILMAZ IS CLOSE TO FORMING A COALITION GOVERNMENT IN TURKEY
  • [08] GREEK INVESTORS SHOW GREAT INTEREST IN FYROM
  • [C] EUROPE

  • [09] GREECE'S GDP INCREASED IN 1996
  • [D] WORLD

  • [10] THE US CONGRESS ADOPTED A RESOLUTION ON CYPRUS

  • NEWS IN DETAIL

    [A] GREECE

    [01] MPA ORGANIZES CONFERENCE ON PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT IN S.E. EUROPE

    Web Posted: 16:33 GMT+2

    Thessaloniki 28 June (MPA)

    General Directors and Chief Editors of the 50 most important Balkan mass media are to meet in the sea resort of Agia Triada near Thessaloniki on June 30 and July 1, within the framework of the conference "Peace and Development in Southeastern Europe: the role of the mass media", an event organized by the Macedonian Press Agency, while the co-organizer is the Cultural Capital of Europe Organization - Thessaloniki '97.

    This significant two-day event will be declared open by Minister of Transport and Communications Haris Kastanides and Minister of Macedonia- Thrace Philippos Petsalnikos, while General Secretary of the Ministry of Press and Media Yiannis Nikolaou will close the conference.

    In the conference will participate the directors of the largest newspapers in the Balkans, as well as the directors of all the state news agencies in the region and the most important state and private television and radio stations from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, FYROM, Romania, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Slovenia and Turkey.

    Also, in the conference will participate the directors and chief editors of the largest Greek mass media and representatives from the Greek Federation of Journalists' Unions, the Association of Daily Newspapers Journalists of Macedonia-Thrace and the Association of Daily Newspapers Journalists of Athens, as well as Greek music composer Yiannis Markopoulos known for his work in the Balkans.

    After the end of the conference, there will be a meeting of the Association of Balkan News Agencies, ABNA, which will be held in the afternoon of July 1 with the participation of the General Directors of the Balkan news agencies.

    [02] UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS CONTINUE

    Web Posted: 16:33 GMT+2

    Athens 28 June (MPA)

    The secondary education graduates were tested today in history. The questions focused on the political ideas of European enlightenment, the Neo- Greek enlightenment, the Verona Declaration and the Treaty of Lausanne.

    The University entrance examinations will continue on Monday.

    [03] THE GREEK MINISTER OF DEFENSE PRAISED THE GREEK FORCES' ROLE IN ALBANIA

    Web Posted: 16:33 GMT+2

    Athens 28 June (MPA)

    Greek Minister of Defense Akis Tsochatzopoulos praised the role of the Greek forces in Albania.

    Mr.Tsochatzopoulos expressed the hope that tomorrow's elections will contribute to the restoration of stability in Albania and underlined the need for a government that will represent the will of the majority of the Albanian people.

    He said that the Greek armed forces with their presence in Albania serve security and stability in a very positive way recognized by all. He also expressed the hope that the Albanian citizens living in Greece will be able to go to their country to vote.

    [04] KOC: YES TO YILMAZ, CILLER IS INEXPERIENCED, WHILE ETSEVIT AND CINTORUK ARE EXCELLENT POLITICIANS

    Web Posted: 16:42 GMT+2

    Thessaloniki 28 June (MPA)

    Rahmi Koc, one of the most important businessmen in Turkey, said in an interview with MPA that he prefers a government under Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz while he stressed that such a government will contribute to the improvement of his country's image. According to him, mr.Yilmaz is more experienced politician than Tansu Ciller and is highly respected inside the country and abroad.

    Referring to Bulent Etsevit and Husametin Cintoruk, both destined to become vice-presidents in a Yilmaz government which is expected to win a confidence vote in Parliament, he said that they are good persons, have political experience and put words into practice, therefore, they are a good choise for vice-presidents in a new government.

    [05] THE EUROPEAN SOCIALIST MINISTERS OF FINANCE MEET IN ATHENS

    Web Posted: 16:42 GMT+2

    Athens 28 June (MPA)

    The European Socialist Ministers of Finance meet in Athens today to discuss ways to strengthen the social state, speed up economic growth and create new jobs in the European Union.

    In the meeting participates former EU Commission President Jacques Delors, who is visiting Greece at the invitation of the Greek government.

    In his speech Greek Minister of National Economy and Finance Yiannos Papantoniou presented a proposal for the drawing up of a new social contract that will consolidate the fundamental rights to employment, healthcare, education and will deal with the issue of pensions.

    [B] BALKANS

    [06] TERROR REIGNS IN ALBANIA ONE DAY BEFORE THE ELECTIONS

    Web Posted: 16:33 GMT+2

    Tirana 28 June (MPA)

    A few hours before the parliamentary elections in Albania and the country lives in a climate of terror. Yesterday, the two largest political parties held their central pre-election rallies in Tirana. Socialist party leader Fatos Nano announced the signing of an agreement with the leaders of the other two main opposition parties to form a coalition government if they come to power.

    Since yesterday morning, 10 attacks have been reported against buses and private cars carrying Albanian voters from Greece.

    [07] YILMAZ IS CLOSE TO FORMING A COALITION GOVERNMENT IN TURKEY

    Web Posted: 16:33 GMT+2

    Ankara 28 June (MPA)

    Turkey's Prime Minister designate Mesut Yilmaz is close to forming a coalition government after yesterday's resignations of 5 more deputies of the Ciller-Erbakan alliance, while another True Path party deputy resigned today.

    Now, the pro-islamists have 273 seats in Parliament, while Yilmaz is expected to get the support of 274 deputies winning a vote of confidence.

    [08] GREEK INVESTORS SHOW GREAT INTEREST IN FYROM

    Web Posted: 16:33 GMT+2

    Skopje 28 June (MPA)

    FYROM's Prime Minister Branko Tservenkofski underlined the great interest of Greek businessmen for investments in FYROM in his speech delivered in the international economic forum "Crans Montana" which is held in Davos, Switzerland.

    Referring to the activities of foreign investors in FYROM, mr.Tservenkofski maintained that the Greeks tend to become the main investors in the country and expressed the hope that their example will be followed by businessmen from other countries.

    [C] EUROPE

    [09] GREECE'S GDP INCREASED IN 1996

    Web Posted: 16:33 GMT+2

    Brussels 28 June (MPA)

    Greece's GDP showed an increase in 1996 in spite of the fact that the purchasing power of the Greek consumers remained in the last place compared with the rest EU partners, based on data provided by "Eurostat".

    The increase of the GDP in Greece reached to 2,6%, compared to the European average which did not exceed the 1,6% mark.

    [D] WORLD

    [10] THE US CONGRESS ADOPTED A RESOLUTION ON CYPRUS

    Web Posted: 16:33 GMT+2

    Washington 28 June (MPA)

    The US House of Representatives International Relations Committee unanimously adopted a resolution calling US President Bill Clinton to make all the necessary moves for the solution of the Cyprus problem. The resolution had been tabled on May 15 by the Committee Chairman, Ben Gilman.

    Specifically, mr.Gilman had stated that the Cyprus problem is an issue of concern for the US Congress for over 22 years and is a situation that calls for an end to the occupation of Cyprus by foreign troops. He also said that even though the world has dramatically changed to the better, Cyprus remains a pressing international problem and an example of intransigence in diplomacy.

    Mr.Gilman stated that the US government should invest part of its prestige to an effort for the solution of the problem, because the Americans have always supported justice and also, because they have important interests that will be affected from instability in Cyprus.


    Complete archives of the Macedonian Press Agency bulletins are available on the MPA Home Page at http://www.mpa.gr/ and on the U.S. mirror at http://www.hri.org/MPA/


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