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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 98-09-10

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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 10, 1998

SECTIONS

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

  • NEWS HEADLINES

    [A] NATIONAL NEWS

  • [01] THE PRESIDENT OF NEW DEMOCRACY WILL VISIT THESSALONIKI TOMORROW
  • [02] UPWARD TREND IN THE ATHENS STOCK EXCHANGE
  • [03] GREEK FM MEETS WITH YUGOSLAV FM IN ATHENS TODAY
  • [04] SCHOOLS START TOMORROW IN GREECE
  • [05] THERE IS NO GOVERNMENT VICE-PRESIDENT ISSUE
  • [06] MESSAGES BY THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE LEADER OF ND TO THE CONFERENCE ON RIGAS
  • [B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • [07] PRIMAKOV IS YELTSIN'S NEW CANDIDATE FOR THE POST OF THE PRIME MINISTER
  • [08] KRANIDIOTIS MET WITH HIS BRITISH COUNTERPART

  • NEWS IN DETAIL

    [A] NATIONAL NEWS

    [01] THE PRESIDENT OF NEW DEMOCRACY WILL VISIT THESSALONIKI TOMORROW

    Leader of right-wing main opposition party of New Democracy Kostas Karamanlis and Political Spring leader Antonis Samaras will be on a three-day visit to Thessaloniki starting tomorrow.

    Mr. Karamanlis is scheduled to visit tomorrow the Seih-Su forest, the biological purification facilities and the "Papageorgiou" Hospital. Later in the evening, he will meet with party deputies elected in Thessaloniki at the ND party offices.

    Coalition of the Left leader Nikos Konstantopoulos, who arrived in Thessaloniki this morning, will visit the gypsies in the suburb of Evosmos.

    [02] UPWARD TREND IN THE ATHENS STOCK EXCHANGE

    The developments in Russia had a positive impact on the Greek market. The general price index in the Athens Stock Exchange showed a rise of 0.62% at noon today.

    In the European stock markets the general indexes move negatively following the drop observed in the Wall Street yesterday.

    [03] GREEK FM MEETS WITH YUGOSLAV FM IN ATHENS TODAY

    Greece's Foreign Minister Theodoros Pangalos is to receive his Yugoslav counterpart Zivadin Jovanovic today who is conducting a two-day visit to Athens.

    The two ministers will discuss matters concerning the further development of relations between the two countries, forms of bilateral cooperation, as well as international issues of mutual interest.

    [04] SCHOOLS START TOMORROW IN GREECE

    Thousands of , elementary, junior high and high school students are returning to classes as of tomorrow.

    Meanwhile, the Minster of Education Gerasimos Arsenis stated that "everything is ready in order to start the new school year and the proper measures have been taken in order to ensure the correct operation of the new policies."

    However, the Teachers Association begs to differ. Its representatives have said that the high schools are not ready to apply the new measures, there are insufficient classrooms and the book distribution might be delayed.

    [05] THERE IS NO GOVERNMENT VICE-PRESIDENT ISSUE

    Acting Greek government spokesman Yiannis Nikolaou stated today that there is no government vice-president issue when asked to comment on the statements made by foreign minister Theodoros Pangalos.

    Mr. Nikolaou stressed that the foreign minister simply expressed certain thoughts in an informal discussion.

    Mr. Nikolaou also denied today the press reports on an alleged letter by foreign minister Mr. Pangalos that was addressed to his Turkish counterpart Ismail Cem.

    [06] MESSAGES BY THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE LEADER OF ND TO THE CONFERENCE ON RIGAS

    The two-day Inter-Balkan conference on "The effect of the ideas of Rigas Velestinlis on the countries of south-eastern Europe and the need for Inter-Balkan cooperation today" organized by the Macedonian Press Agency will open tomorrow afternoon in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with the participation of distinguished personalities, academicians, historians and directors of Balkan news agencies.

    In his message to the delegates prime minister Kostas Simitis expresses the hope that Rigas' legacies and visions on the Balkans will be a new source of inspiration for the further expansion of the multi-faceted Inter-Balkan cooperation.

    Leader of right-wing main opposition party of New Democracy Kostas Karamanlis stresses in his message that the conflicts in the Balkan Peninsula clearly show that there is a need to study and use Rigas' ideas again and this need is being served by the conference organized by Macedonian Press Agency.

    [B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS

    [07] PRIMAKOV IS YELTSIN'S NEW CANDIDATE FOR THE POST OF THE PRIME MINISTER

    The candidate of president Boris Yeltsin for the post of the prime minister in Russia is foreign minister Gevgeni Primakov, while Victor Chernomyrdin has announced that he withdraws his candidacy.

    Yesterday, the Communists, who dominate the Lower House of Parliament, together with the Liberals stated that Mr.Primakov would have been an acceptable choice. Communist leader Genadi Zuganov stated that Primakov will get the approval of the Duma.

    Victor Chernomyrdin stressed that if he is bringing division to society he will abandon his powers and added that he was the one who suggested to Yeltsin the Primakov option for candidate, describing him as a democrat and well-known in the international scene.

    [08] KRANIDIOTIS MET WITH HIS BRITISH COUNTERPART

    Greek undersecretary of foreign affairs Yiannos Kranidiotis had an acquaintance meeting at the Foreign Office yesterday with his British counterpart Joyce Winn responsible for European issues, who replaced Douglas Henderson last July.

    According to a British foreign ministry spokesman, the meeting had an open agenda and the talks focused on bilateral issues, the European Union and the Cyprus problem.


    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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