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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 98-09-03

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


MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY NEWS IN ENGLISH
Thessaloniki, September 3, 1998

SECTIONS

  • [A] NATIONAL NEWS
  • [B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • NEWS HEADLINES

    [A] NATIONAL NEWS

  • [01] STATE AND POLITICAL LEADERS SALUTE THESSALONIKI'S 63RD TRADE FAIR
  • [02] THESSALONIKI'S 63RD INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR SALUTED BY LEADERS
  • [03] SIX GREEKS ARE AMONG THE PASSENGERS OF THE SWISSAIR PLANE
  • [04] NEW DROP IN THE ATHENS STOCK EXCHANGE
  • [05] GREEK PARTICIPATION IN THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE OF THE YOUNG
  • [06] THE UNIVERSITY OF MACEDONIA TRAINS BELGIAN PROFESSORS IN BRUSSELS
  • [07] THE 1999 BUDGET WILL BE A REALISTIC ONE
  • [B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • [08] RUSSIA'S DUMA TO CONVENE TOMORROW OVER CERNOMYRDIN'S APPOINTMENT
  • [09] US MEDIATOR HILL: SERBS AND ALBANIANS HAVE TO REACH AN AGREEMENT
  • [10] GREECE AND ITALY SIGN NATURAL GAS PIPELINE AGREEMENT
  • [11] PASSENGER PLANE CRASH IN THE ATLANTIC
  • [12] GREEK AND GERMAN ARMY OFFICERS WILL STUDY IN THE MILITARY ACADEMY OF SOFIA
  • [13] KRANIDIOTIS - CLERIDES MEETING IN DURBAN

  • NEWS IN DETAIL

    [A] NATIONAL NEWS

    [01] STATE AND POLITICAL LEADERS SALUTE THESSALONIKI'S 63RD TRADE FAIR

    Thessaloniki is to be the city at the heart of Europe for a course of ten days, thanks to the 63rd International Trade Fair that is to be inaugurated tomorrow evening by the Prime Minister Kostas Simitis.

    The President of the Hellenic Republic Kostis Stephanopoulos has forwarded a message wherein he stressed the Fair's significance for Greece and the wider Balkan region's economic vitality.

    The Prime Minister and the leaders of opposition parties have also forwarded their warmest salutes and wishes for the Fair's success. Mr. Simitis expressed the certainty that this years' organization of the Fair will be crowned with complete success.

    [02] THESSALONIKI'S 63RD INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR SALUTED BY LEADERS

    In his saluting message in light of Thessaloniki's 63rd International Trade Fair (ITF), set to be inaugurated tomorrow, the President of the Hellenic Republic Kostis Stephanopoulos referred to the contribution this annual event offers to the state's economy and also stressed its significance for economic developments in the wider Balkan region.

    The Prime Minister, Kostas Simitis, characterized ITF as a significant institution for the promotion of the country's production and economic activities adding that "it would not be an exaggeration to say that this year's organization will foremostly reflect the national economy's successful course and the optimistic opportunities for the country's development and welfare."

    The leader of the main opposition party, New Democracy's Kostas Karamanlis, said that the outcome of the economic development's "bet" will be deemed at the ITF which contribute, even slightly, to the slow approach and mutual information, thereby paving the grounds for a unified global economy and market.

    The secretary-general of the Communist Party of Greece Aleka Paparega stressed the ITF's role and capabilities in the economic development and mutually beneficial ties among peoples and countries.

    The leader of the Coalition of the Left and Progress, Nikos Konstantopoulos stated that he ITF's activities allow the organization to creatively face the developments and to substantially expand its presence and role in Greece and the Balkans.

    The president of the Democratic and Social Movement Dimitris Tsovolas stated that the ITF must be the starting point for promoting Thessaloniki's target of becoming the economic and cultural center of the Balkans.

    The Minister of National Economy and Finance Yiannos Papantoniou expressed his conviction that Thessaloniki has the capability of becoming a strong regional center of the Euro zone.

    The Minister of Macedonia-Thrace Philippos Petsalnikos pointed to the ITF's lengthy past which, he stated, grandly illustrates that it represents a recognized institution.

    This year's honorary country at the fair will be China and its Ambassador to Athens Yang Guangsheng stressed that the economic relations between the two countries mark an upward course every year. During 1997, the Greece-China trade volume amounted to $314 million.

    [03] SIX GREEKS ARE AMONG THE PASSENGERS OF THE SWISSAIR PLANE

    Six Greeks are among the 19 passengers, with Athens as their final destination, who are included in the list with the names of the 229 people on board the Swissair plane that crashed off the coasts of Canada. The Swissair flight 111 from New York to Geneva crashed in the Atlantic off the coasts of Nova Scotia in Canada.

    The airline's head of public relations in Athens stressed that in the list of the 19 people, who had the Greek capital as their final destination, are six Greek names but it is possible that more Greeks were on board the plane.

    [04] NEW DROP IN THE ATHENS STOCK EXCHANGE

    The governmental committee and the political secretariat of the Socialist governing party of PASOK met today to discuss the course of the Greek economy presided over by prime minister Kostas Simitis.

    Meanwhile, the Athens Stock Exchange general index is on a negative course today and dropped by 3.09%. The volume of transactions reached 36 billion drachmas. The situation is similar to all main European stock markets.

    [05] GREEK PARTICIPATION IN THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE OF THE YOUNG

    The seven teenagers, four girls and three boys, who will represent Greece in the Council of Europe of the Young within the framework of the 50th anniversary since the establishment of the Council of Europe, will be selected among the 300 students who participated in the 3rd session of the Parliament of the Young.

    The Council of Europe of the Young is a pioneer pan-European institution having as a goal to express the concerns of the young people over human rights issues, democracy, peace, education, social isolation, health etc. In the Council of Europe of the Young will participate a total of 286 young men and women aged 16- 18 years old.

    [06] THE UNIVERSITY OF MACEDONIA TRAINS BELGIAN PROFESSORS IN BRUSSELS

    Twenty Belgian professors will go back to school in October within the framework of the intensive program for the learning of the modern Greek language organized by Thessaloniki's University of Macedonia in Brussels.

    After the completion of the language seminars the participants will be invited to a 10day visit to Greece.

    [07] THE 1999 BUDGET WILL BE A REALISTIC ONE

    The international economic crisis and the speech of the prime minister in the opening of Thessaloniki's 63rd International Trade Fair were discussed in the joint meeting of the governmental committee and Political Secretariat of PASOK that was held today.

    On the 1999 budget it was agreed to be a realistic one and follow the same course that has been set having as an objective to join the EMU, while the implementation of structural changes will continue.

    On the international money market crisis, Greek government spokesman Dimitris Reppas stated that the situation is still unstable but the crisis is under control.

    [B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS

    [08] RUSSIA'S DUMA TO CONVENE TOMORROW OVER CERNOMYRDIN'S APPOINTMENT

    The Russian parliament (Duma) has made clear its overwhelming rejection of President Yeltsin's choice of prime minister, Viktor Chernomyrdin and will convene in Moscow tomorrow in order to cast a new vote.

    Communist party leader Genadi Zuganov met with US President Bill Clinton yesterday and warned him that if President Yeltsin insists on his choice of Premier, then the country runs the risk of a civil war erupting.

    [09] US MEDIATOR HILL: SERBS AND ALBANIANS HAVE TO REACH AN AGREEMENT

    The government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the leaders of Kossovo's Albanians are reportedly approaching a solution to the conflict that has torn apart the province.

    According to United States mediator Christopher Hill, who has had contacts with both sides, there appears to be an agreement on principle on a series of realistic proposals.

    Meanwhile, in Moscow yesterday, the Kossovo crisis was one of the topic discussed among US President Bill Clinton and his Russian counterpart Boris Yeltsin.

    [10] GREECE AND ITALY SIGN NATURAL GAS PIPELINE AGREEMENT

    The Greek and Italian governments have signed an agreement for the joint construction of an undersea pipeline which will carry natural gas from Italy to Greece.

    The agreement was signed in Rome yesterday between Greece's Public Gas Company (DEPA) and ENI of Italy.

    Also yesterday, a joint statement issued by the two countries on cooperation in natural gas projects was signed by Greece's Development Minister Vasso Papandreou and Italy's Industry and Energy Minister Pier Luigi Persanti.

    Prime Minister Kostas Simitis described the DEPA-ENI agreement as an especially positive one, both for the country overall and the national economy.

    Specifically, he stated that the Rome agreement made Italy Greece's second supplier of natural gas after Russia, which meant that the country now secured a sufficient quantity of gas in competitive rates.

    The materialization of the Greek-Italian agreement, according to the Premier, will additionally make Greece a natural gas junction in the wider region of the Balkans, with the pipeline network having the potential to be further extended to connect Turkey and Central Asian countries.

    The pipeline, to be part of the Inter-European natural gas networks, will be financially aided by the European Union.

    Ms. Papandreou said that the country's energy program with Italy will be finalized by the end of the year.

    [11] PASSENGER PLANE CRASH IN THE ATLANTIC

    The chances to find survivors of the Swissair passenger plane crash in the Atlantic Ocean, are getting smaller. The airplane crashed near the Canadian coasts at dawn today while flying from New York to Geneva.

    The airline gave to publicity the names of the 215 passengers and the 14member crew. Only 18 bodies have been recovered so far and the causes of the crash are still unknown.

    [12] GREEK AND GERMAN ARMY OFFICERS WILL STUDY IN THE MILITARY ACADEMY OF SOFIA

    Five Greek and two German military officers will attend classes in the Bulgarian Rakowski Military Academy during the new academic year that opened yesterday.

    The new academic year was declared open by Bulgarian Chief of Staff general Miho Mihov, who stressed that the new education program includes courses that are also being taught in the military education institutions of the NATO member-states.

    The newspaper "Standart" publishes an extensive report on the issue with a special emphasis to the presence of Greek and German army officers observed "for the first time ever in the Bulgarian military academy", as he characteristically mentioned. In the Sofia military academy are enrolled 237 Bulgarian students.

    [13] KRANIDIOTIS - CLERIDES MEETING IN DURBAN

    Cypriot Republic president Glafkos Clerides and foreign minister Yiannakis Kasoulides met with Greek undersecretary of foreign affairs Yiannos Kranidiotis in Durban, South Africa. The meeting was held in the presence of Greece's permanent representative in the United Nations Christos Zacharakis.

    The Greek delegation is in Durban for contacts, on the sidelines of the 12th Summit meeting of the Movement of the Non Aligned Countries, which are aimed at promoting Greece's efforts to become one of the ten non permanent members of the UN Security Council.

    Meanwhile, Mr. Clerides met yesterday with Iranian president Mohamed Katami and briefed him on the latest developments in the Cyprus issue.


    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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