The military leaders are to discuss the latest developments in the Balkans and the common European Policy of Defense and Security
Moreover, the military officials are to be briefed on the progress noted in the architectural sector of the Alliance's Strategic Information, as well as the preparations of the Cooperative Key 2001 exercise.
Moreover, the Premier noted that the accelerated pace of progress has also been verified by the International Olympics Committee, while he added that there are programs that have entered the completion phase, such as the Olympic Village.
When asked to comment on the public's surprise over his admittedly more dynamic recent appearances before the Parliament and the PASOK Youth Conference, where his mannerism alluded to the late PASOK founded and premier Andreas Papandreou, Mr. Simitis stressed that PASOK is only looking forward and attacked the main opposition party of New Democracy over its economic program, which is published on the party's Internet websitek, stating that ND is trying to take Greece back to the '60s and '70s.
According to the Premier, that ND's economic program suggests that "the best economic policy for Greece to implement was that of the 20 years between 1960-1980."
"If that is the case, one should ask - and it is indeed remarkable that ND hasn't asked this itself - what were the work hours, conditions, wages and trade union liberties of that time? What were the conditions of health and safety in the workplace? What was the environment in which wage-earners worked?"
As such, Axon Airlines, belonging to the Liakounakos Defense Group, the Restis Group, owned by shipowner Stamatis Restis and a consortium led by Cyprus Airways submitted their bids to tender consultant Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), which will in turn recommend one of the three to the government within the next nine days.
According to the Minister of Transportation and Communications Christos Verelis, the three bidders will be asked to allow for the release of their offers' content to the media for reasons of transparency.
"Sixty years later, and the message emanating from the Battle of Crete transcends time and humanity. The Cretans, who along with the allied forces bravely put an end to the Axis powers, sent a message of resistance that reverberated throughout the world, a message to those who:
Scheme against a country's national independence and territorial integrity
Violate human rights and individual freedom
Dishonor the citizen's dignity."
Moreover, the Premier stressed that the Battle of Crete expresses the will for:
"A modern, proud and strong Greece
A Greece which actively promotes national interests, laws and rights.
A serene Greece, (one which is) a force and factor of peace and stability in the wider Mediterranean region
A Greece which promotes dialogue, understanding and democratic acquiescing procedures, aiming at the establishment of a climate of security, stability and cooperation in the sensitive Balkan region."
The book, a 1988 best seller, has sold 2,5 million copies world wide and has been translated into 21 languages. It describes how the combined discipline and passion of his parents formed the talented Alexander and then portrays the start of his great adventure to conquer the civilized world.
According to early reports, filming will take place in Morocco and Spain, but not Greece. Both Manfredi and de Laurentis are presently collaborating on a shorter, script, version of the trilogy.
The statement was made by assistant cardiology professor in Thessaloniki's Aristotle University Giorgos Parcharidis on the occasion of the 5th Seminar of Clinical Cardiology organized by the Cardiology Society of Northern Greece to take place on May 17- 19.
The announcement was made in a conference on the archaeological wealth of the region of Volos that was held last week in the city of Volos.
According to the Athens newspaper "Ethnos", the excavations began in 1977 and unearthed a city that is believed to be Iolkos. That city was at its peak in the 15th - 12th century BC, while the palace complex was at its peak in the 14th - 13th century BC, a period during which the mythical argonautic expedition took place.
Of the stocks trading toady, 143 stocks recorded losses and 173 had gains, while the value of 59 stocks remained stable.
Mr. Reppas expressed the hope that the new government will strengthen the European Union procedures and promote bilateral relations.
Earlier, professors and students had held a protest rally outside the Polytechnic School building before marching to parliament.
Mr. Reppas added that big democratic changes must be made to Turkey to meet this challenge, stressing that Turkey is being evaluated and judged based on the progress it makes in different sectors and the one in question. He said that the European Union and Greece watch with great interest the developments, pointing out that the international community cannot be apathetic when it comes to the situation in the Turkish jails.
On the recent European Court for Human Rights decision against Turkey, which was found guilty of human rights violations during the invasion of Cyprus, the Greek government spokesman reiterated that it was a decision of historical importance and it must be respected by Turkey.
The minister pointed out that the conversion of the drachma into Euro will be made in all public agencies to the benefit of consumers and urged the trade companies to follow their example in the effort to avoid any speculation phenomena.
According to the Albanian newspaper "Koha Yone", young Olsiano Tsulahi had a dental operation and the surgical instruments used were not sterilized. As a result, he suffered an infection of such an extend that his life was put at risk. The newspaper writes that the Albanian doctors had stated that the young boy was hopeless.
The Greek embassy offered to issue an entry visa immediately and thanks to the free medical treatment the young boy received in the "St. Sofia" Hospital in Athens his health was restored fully.
Captain Ververakis broke his leg in a car collision yesterday in which Greek Army Cadets School commander major general Alexandros Ksiros and three Romanians were killed.
The injured captain and the body of major general Ksiros will return to Athens today.