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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 97-11-16

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


Last Update: 17:46 GMT+2

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  • [A] GREECE

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    [A] GREECE

  • [01] PREMIER IN THESSALONIKI TOMORROW, TO OPEN EUROPEAN CONFERENCE
  • [02] DEFENSE MINISTER: NO TO PLANS ON THE AEGEAN WITHOUT GREECE'S INPUT
  • [03] RICHARD HOLBROOKE: WAR IN THE AEGEAN IS UNFATHOMABLE
  • [04] EVENTS COMMEMORATING POLYTECHNIC UPRISING TO BE HELD TODAY
  • [05] JEWISH ARCHIVES STOLEN BY NAZIS FOUND, CONTAIN WEALTH OF INFORMATION
  • [06] INTEREST RATES TO BE INCREASED TOMORROW

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    [A] GREECE

    [01] PREMIER IN THESSALONIKI TOMORROW, TO OPEN EUROPEAN CONFERENCE

    Web Posted: 17:46 GMT+2

    Thessaloniki, November 16 (MPA)

    Prime Minister Kostas Simitis is to arrive in Thessaloniki tomorrow where he will declare the opening of the European conference "Public Administration in transit: Strengthening of its role, professionalism, moral standards and values."

    The event is organized by the United Nations; Department of Economic Affairs in cooperation with Greece's Ministry of the Interior.

    Among those participating in the conference will be ministers and other high-ranking officials from 22 countries.

    [02] DEFENSE MINISTER: NO TO PLANS ON THE AEGEAN WITHOUT GREECE'S INPUT

    Web Posted: 17:46 GMT+2

    Thessaloniki, November 16 (MPA)

    Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, referring to the various plans that concern the Aegean Sea's status, stated last evening that Greece will not allow a solution or agreement over the Aegean which would concern oil transit without taking into consideration the content of this agreement and what effects it would bear upon Greece.

    "We will not accept something like this," Mr. Tsochatzopoulos stated.

    He added that Greece is the only country subject to threats and has no other choice but to fortify its defense capability so that it will be able to respond decisively in any case.

    [03] RICHARD HOLBROOKE: WAR IN THE AEGEAN IS UNFATHOMABLE

    Web Posted: 17:46 GMT+2

    Thessaloniki, November 16 (MPA)

    The United States Presidential envoy for the Cyprus issue Richard Holbrooke, who is famous as "the architect of the Dayton Agreement" told a Greek newspaper that war breaking out in the Aegean, between Greece and Turkey is "unfathomable."

    Mr. Holbrooke stated that there is tension, but no crisis in the region.

    In regards to his plans for the Cyprus issue, the US diplomat stated that , at least at this phase, he is not working on a specific plan, but he is forming a policy that aims at improving the island's course towards the European Union.

    [04] EVENTS COMMEMORATING POLYTECHNIC UPRISING TO BE HELD TODAY

    Web Posted: 17:46 GMT+2

    Athens, November 16 (MPA)

    Events commemorating the student uprising against the then-junta at the Athens' Polytechnic School in 1973 are being held today and will be wrapped up tomorrow with a march in the afternoon.

    The Greek police have taken increased measures to prevent episodes that tend to erupt every year on this day.

    In Thessaloniki today, wreaths were laid before the heroes'; memorial at the Aristotle University's Polytechnic School.

    [05] JEWISH ARCHIVES STOLEN BY NAZIS FOUND, CONTAIN WEALTH OF INFORMATION

    Web Posted: 17:46 GMT+2

    Athens, November 16 (MPA)

    A score of information for Thessaloniki's Jewish community is revealed after the location of 250,000 documents in Moscow, which had been stolen by the Nazis during WWII from the Jewish community's archives.

    These files are being processed at the University of Tel Aviv, by the school's Head of the Greek Jews Department Myna Rozen.

    According to the historian, over 27,000 kilometers of shelves containing the Jewish communities' files, along with the Nazi's , Gestapo's, information of concentration camps, as well as private collections of Leon Bloom and Walter Benjamin, and other politicians, intellectuals and artists.

    The files concerning Greece's Jewish community amount 250,000 documents most of whom refer to the 1919-1941 time period. These documents contain birth certificates, community-membership requests and a full photographic list of the community's members during the 30s.

    [06] INTEREST RATES TO BE INCREASED TOMORROW

    Web Posted: 17:46 GMT+2

    Athens, November 16 (MPA)

    Interest rates are to be hiked anew tomorrow, in an effort to maintain the drachma at healthy economic levels. The increases will concern deposits and subsidies.

    Both the Greek National Bank and the Credit Bank announced on Friday that they will increase their interest rates up to 2%.


    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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