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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 98-11-21
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
Last Update: 23:27 GMT+2
NEWS IN DETAIL
 THE STRIKE OF THE CUSTOMS EMPLOYEES HAS ENDED
Web Posted: 13:27 GMT+2Thessaloniki, 21/11/1998 (MPA) The three-day strike of the customs employees ended this morning after causing serious problems to the market's supply with fuel.
The customs employees are protesting against the abolition of their social security fund and they threaten with new rotating five-day strikes that will start on November 30 in case their demand is not met.
 TENS OF VILLAGES REMAIN CUT OFF DUE TO THE SNOW IN NORTHERN GREECE
Web Posted: 13:27 GMT+2Thessaloniki, 21/11/1998 (MPA) The weather will improve temporarily across the country today. However, according to the National Weather Bureau forecast, the weather conditions will worsen again tomorrow afternoon.
Tens of villages remain cut off in the prefectures of Kozani, Kastoria, Grevena and Ioannina due to the heavy snowfall in the region. Cars in the regional road network move only with non-skid chains. The temperature in northern Greece is very low and in certain regions has dropped below zero.
The right-wing main opposition party of New Democracy maintains that the state is not functioning any more.
 THE CONFRONTATION BETWEEN ITALY AND TURKEY OVER OCALAN CONTINUES
Web Posted: 13:27 GMT+2Rome, 21/11/1998 (MPA) Turkey requested NATO's assistance in its open confrontation with Italy over the issue of the extradition of Kurdish PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan.
After the Rome Court of Appeals decision to place Ocalan under house arrest and to rule against the international arrest warrant issued for him by Turkey, Turkish prime minister Mesut Yilmaz spoke about an eternal hostility with Italy.
The Italian prime minister Massimo D'Alema stated that the court decisions will be fully implemented.
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