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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 99-01-28

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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, January 28, 1999

SECTIONS

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

  • NEWS HEADLINES

    [A] NATIONAL NEWS

  • [01] PANGALOS: THERE NEVER WAS AND NEVER WILL BE A SLAV MINORITY IN GREECE
  • [02] NEW STUDENT PROTEST RALLIES WERE HELD TODAY
  • [03] TSOCHATZOPOULOS: THE STRENGTHENING OF THE ARMED FORCES IS A FIRST PRIORITY
  • [04] THE FARMERS THREATEN WITH NEW STREET BLOCKADES
  • [05] TWENTY YEARS OF IPEKTCI AWARDS
  • [06] RARE MOSAIC DATING BACK TO THE 5TH CENTURY WAS DISCOVERED IN THESSALONIKI
  • [07] EVENT IN MEMORY OF EINSTEIN'S GREEK MATH TEACHER KONSTANTINOS KARATHEODORIS
  • [08] PASOK EURO-DEPUTIES UNDERTOOK AN INITIATIVE FOR THE PERMANENT RETURN OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES TO GREECE
  • [B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • [09] THE THREAT OF FORCE IS A PRE-CONDITION FOR A SOLUTION IN KOSOVO

  • NEWS IN DETAIL

    [A] NATIONAL NEWS

    [01] PANGALOS: THERE NEVER WAS AND NEVER WILL BE A SLAV MINORITY IN GREECE

    Greek foreign minister Theodoros Pangalos pointed out that there never was and never will be a Slav minority in Greece.

    Mr. Pangalos made the statement commenting on a statement by FYROM's prime minister Mr. Georgievski on which he said that it moves toward the right direction.

    [02] NEW STUDENT PROTEST RALLIES WERE HELD TODAY

    Student protest rallies were held in Thessaloniki, Athens and other big cities today with the support of the workers' union and no incidents were reported. A student delegation will brief the political parties' representatives in parliament.

    Meanwhile, the teachers are on a 48hour strike today and tomorrow and by the end of the week the teachers' union board of directors is expected to have a new meeting with minister of education Gerasimos Arsenis.

    School Buildings Organization general secretary Mr. Manolis Baltas stated that the damages caused in schools under occupation are over 1 billion drachmas.

    Mr. Baltas stressed that most of the damages are in desks, electric installations and plumbing.

    [03] TSOCHATZOPOULOS: THE STRENGTHENING OF THE ARMED FORCES IS A FIRST PRIORITY

    The minister of national defense is on a visit to the central city of Trikala. Akis Tsochatzopoulos referred to the defense shielding of the country, the issue of the S-300 missiles and the problems in education, speaking from the city of Larisa yesterday.

    The strengthening of the armed forces remains first strategic priority for the country in order to be able to face the threat from the east, said the minister of defense.

    [04] THE FARMERS THREATEN WITH NEW STREET BLOCKADES

    The farmers in Thessaly are threatening to block the national motor-ways with their tractors starting on February 8 if the government does not meet their demands.

    Minister of agriculture Giorgos Anomeritis has invited the farmers to a dialogue stressing that the ministry has the will and the way to deal with their problems, while he undertook the commitment to respond to their questions by February 6.

    [05] TWENTY YEARS OF IPEKTCI AWARDS

    Twenty years will be completed on February 1 since the killing of Turkish journalist Abdi Ipektci and the establishment, at a Greek initiative, of an award under his name for the "Peace and Friendship" of the peoples of Greece and Turkey.

    On February 1, the Association of Turkish Journalists will hold a memorial service at Ipektci's grave at a cemetery in Istanbul.

    The main speaker in the event will be the president of the association while the Greek Committee of Judges and the secretariat of the Ipektci awards will be represented by author Panagiotis Ambatzis (Ipektci award 1995), Istanbul's Bar Association president Turgut Kazan (Ipektci award 1991) and Eregli's mayors Halil Posbigik (Ipektci award 1998).

    [06] RARE MOSAIC DATING BACK TO THE 5TH CENTURY WAS DISCOVERED IN THESSALONIKI

    A rare mosaic of high aesthetic dating back to the 5th century AD, similar to which has never been found before in Thessaloniki, was unearthed during excavations conducted by archeologists. It depicts the months and winds and its central theme which has been destroyed was the sun.

    Archeologist Ms. Pepi Makris, who is in charge of the excavations, speaking to MPA underlined the rarity of the mosaic which has already been removed and taken to the Museum of Byzantine Culture where it will be exhibited after the preservation work is completed.

    [07] EVENT IN MEMORY OF EINSTEIN'S GREEK MATH TEACHER KONSTANTINOS KARATHEODORIS

    An event will be held in Thessaloniki on Saturday, January 30 in memory of the teacher of Albert Einstein, mathematician Konstantinos Karatheodoris. The main speaker will be Polytechnic School of Xanthi assistant professor Michalis Kesoglidis and after the speech the late scientist will be honored with a special award.

    It should be noted that Albert Einstein in his last interview had stated referring to his teacher that no one has asked him about his teacher who showed him the way to higher mathematics, both in terms of thought and research. He said characteristically that his great teacher was the incomparable Greek Konstantinos Karatheodoris to whom himself personally and the math science, the physics and the wisdom of our century owe everything.

    [08] PASOK EURO-DEPUTIES UNDERTOOK AN INITIATIVE FOR THE PERMANENT RETURN OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES TO GREECE

    Ten Euro-deputies of the Greek governing socialist party of PASOK with a written statement call for the permanent return of the Olympic Games to their birthplace, the ancient Olympia in Greece.

    The 10 underline that they made their proposal shocked by the recent corruption charges and revelations targeting members of the International Olympic Committee, expressing the view that it is impossible to secure a fair way in the evaluation of the cities biding to host the Olympic Games and the appointment of the new IOC members.

    They maintain that the permanent holding of the Olympic Games in ancient Olympia in southern Greece is the best way out of the problem and the only viable solution.

    [B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS

    [09] THE THREAT OF FORCE IS A PRE-CONDITION FOR A SOLUTION IN KOSOVO

    UN secretary-general Kofi Annan said that the threat for the use of force is necessary in order to reach a peaceful solution in Kosovo. He stressed that the lesson of Bosnia should not be forgotten.

    Meanwhile, NATO is prepared to issue a statement warning both sides for the consequences if no solution is found. In the measures is included the option of air strikes against Serbia.


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