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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 98-01-17

Macedonian Press Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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


Last Update: 17:04 GMT+2

SECTIONS

  • [A] GREECE
  • [B] BALKANS

  • NEWS HEADLINES

    [A] GREECE

  • [01] GREECE BRIEFED THE 14 EU AMBASSADORS ON THE TURKISH PROVOCATION
  • [02] GRIEF FOR THE DEATH OF DIMITRIS HORN
  • [03] MAZIOTIS APPEARED BEFORE THE PROSECUTOR
  • [04] OLYMPIC AIRWAYS REDUCED ITS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC TRIP FARES
  • [05] SIGNIFICANT FACTS ON THE COURSE OF THE GREEK LEFT ARE INCLUDED IN THE BOOK OF PANOS DIMITRIOU "EK VATHEON"
  • [06] 500 CHILDREN FROM SERBIA WHO SPENT CHRISTMAS IN GREECE RETURNED TO THEIR HOMES
  • [07] TEN KILOS OF COCAINE WERE CONFISCATED BY THE POLICE IN THESSALONIKI
  • [B] BALKANS

  • [08] THE LIKELIHOOD OF ELECTIONS IN TURKEY IS VISIBLE
  • [09] A TOTAL OF 23 POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE BEEN OUTLAWED IN TURKEY
  • [10] KOZLODUI COVERS 46% OF BULGARIA'S ELECTRICITY NEEDS

  • NEWS IN DETAIL

    [A] GREECE

    [01] GREECE BRIEFED THE 14 EU AMBASSADORS ON THE TURKISH PROVOCATION

    Web Posted: 17:04 GMT+2

    Athens 17 January (MPA)

    The Greek foreign ministry's Greek-Turkish relations office director Elias Klis briefed the 14 EU ambassadors to Athens on the recent mass violations of the Greek air space by Turkish fighter jets and also on the presence of Turkish fishing boats near the islets of Imia.

    Ankara was again provocative and accused Athens of violating the Madrid agreement.

    [02] GRIEF FOR THE DEATH OF DIMITRIS HORN

    Web Posted: 17:04 GMT+2

    Athens 17 January (MPA)

    Greece mourns for the death of the great Greek actor Dimitris Horn. The legend of the Greek theater died yesterday in an Athens clinic from a long illness at the age of 77.

    Son of theater playwright Pantelis Horn he was born in Athens in 1921 and graduated from the National Theater Drama School in 1940.

    He made history with his performance in the theater plays "The day's long journey into the night", "Ivanov", "Don Juan", while the interpretation of his roles in the films "Kalpiki Lira", "Sunday morning awakening", "The girl in black" is unforgettable .

    He became the first director of the Greek state radio and television after the restoration of democracy. He was married to Anna Goulandri.

    The prime minister, together with the whole of the political, scientific and artistic world expressed grief for Horn's death, who brightened the Greek theater and cinema for over half a century.

    His funeral will be held on Monday in the presence of his close relatives according to his wish.

    [03] MAZIOTIS APPEARED BEFORE THE PROSECUTOR

    Web Posted: 17:04 GMT+2

    Athens 17 January (MPA)

    The 28yearold anarchist Nikos Maziotis, who is accused of being the head of the terrorist organization Anarchist Urban Guerillas, testified before a prosecutor in Athens today.

    He is accused of explosive materials possession, bombing attempts and weapons' possession.

    Maziotis denies that has any relation with terrorist activities and maintains that the guns found in his house are not his.

    [04] OLYMPIC AIRWAYS REDUCED ITS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC TRIP FARES

    Web Posted: 17:04 GMT+2

    Athens 17 January (MPA)

    Olympic Airways has reduced its across the Atlantic trip fares by 20.000 to 50.000 drachmas, while similar cuts were decided in its fares to London.

    The company's board of directors decided to reduce the fares to New York and Boston from 167.000 to 130.000 drachmas, to Montreal from 174.000 to 135.000, to Toronto from 181.000 to 135.000, while the ticket to London will cost 70.000 drachmas. The new low fares will be into effect on March 31.

    [05] SIGNIFICANT FACTS ON THE COURSE OF THE GREEK LEFT ARE INCLUDED IN THE BOOK OF PANOS DIMITRIOU "EK VATHEON"

    Web Posted: 17:04 GMT+2

    Thessaloniki 17 January (MPA)

    Eighty years after his birth in Thessaloniki Panos Dimitriou, one of the historic leaders of the Greek Communist movement, a member of the Communist Party leadership in the period 1956-1968 and one of the protagonists in its break up in 1968, sheds light on some of the less known periods in the course of the Communist Party with his book "Ek Vatheon".

    Besides the examination of certain ideological and unavoidably personal differences that arose within the Communist Party as a result of the defeat in the Greek civil war and the prevalence of Stalinism in its ranks, Panos Dimitriou's experiences as a member of the Greek Communist Party leadership is of specific interest regarding the relations with the Soviets and the Communist parties in other countries. For example, he mentions in his book the dispute he had in 1961 with the then Albanian prime minister Mehmet Sehou when he went to Tirana to attend the 4th Conference of the Albanian Workers' Party as a representative of the Greek Communist Party.

    Sehou accused him publicly of being an agent acting on behalf of imperialism and fascism when Dimitriou refused to accept the accusation expressed by Emver Hodza that a visit of Sofoklis Venizelos to Nikita Krutsev in Moscow was made in preparation of the military invasion of Albania by the imperialist, the Greek monarchist and fascist forces.

    In response, the delegation headed by Panos Dimitriou left the conference and a short time afterwards Sehou was executed by Hotza ironically accused of being "a foreign agent".

    [06] 500 CHILDREN FROM SERBIA WHO SPENT CHRISTMAS IN GREECE RETURNED TO THEIR HOMES

    Web Posted: 17:04 GMT+2

    Athens 17 January (MPA)

    The scenes in the Larissa railway station were moving as about 500 children from Serbia, who spent the Christmas holidays with Greek families, boarded a train to return to their homes with tears in their eyes.

    The hosting of children from Serbia in Greek homes is an initiative of the Greek Red Cross and the Greek Railways in cooperation with the Yugoslav Red Cross.

    According to a Greek Red Cross representative, the program started in 1992 and until now over 10.000 children from former Yugoslavia have been hosted by Greek families.

    [07] TEN KILOS OF COCAINE WERE CONFISCATED BY THE POLICE IN THESSALONIKI

    Web Posted: 17:04 GMT+2

    Thessaloniki 17 January (MPA)

    One of the largest quantities of cocaine ever confiscated in Greece was seized by the police in Thessaloniki and an international ring of drug traffickers that supplied the Greek market with cocaine from Latin America was broken up.

    As it was made known, 6 suspects have been arrested, 4 Greeks and 2 south Americans, while investigation continues for the arrest of more people. The cocaine was brought to Greece with a cargo ship and its street value is estimated at 800 million drachmas.

    [B] BALKANS

    [08] THE LIKELIHOOD OF ELECTIONS IN TURKEY IS VISIBLE

    Web Posted: 17:04 GMT+2

    Ankara 17 January (MPA)

    The likelihood of early elections in Turkey is visible after the Supreme Court decision to outlaw the Islamic Welfare Party.

    Party leader and former prime minister Necmetin Erbakan and other 5 party members lost their seats in Turkey's National Assembly.

    The decision hurts the faith to the democratic principles, commented Washington.

    [09] A TOTAL OF 23 POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE BEEN OUTLAWED IN TURKEY

    Web Posted: 17:04 GMT+2

    Ankara 17 January (MPA)

    Thirty one appeals have been submitted to the Constitutional Court of Turkey in the period 1962-1997 requesting the outlawing of political parties and condemning rulings have been issued for 20 of them.

    The Welfare Party is the 21st political party that is being outlawed in Turkey after a decision by the Constitutional Court.

    [10] KOZLODUI COVERS 46% OF BULGARIA'S ELECTRICITY NEEDS

    Web Posted: 17:04 GMT+2

    Sofia 17 January (MPA)

    The Kozlodui nuclear plant produced 46% of the electricity needed in Bulgaria in 1997, while efforts continue for its safe operation.

    The plant has a total of 6 reactors, four of which have a power of 440 megawatt each and 2 reactors of 1.000 megawatt each.


    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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