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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 2001-10-19
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY Thessaloniki, October 19, 2001
[A] NATIONAL NEWS
[B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS
[A] NATIONAL NEWS
Tests on the powder found were conducted at the special center for scanning for pathogens at the microbiological lab of the "Evaggelismos" Hospital. The tests to derive what exactly the powder is, will be completed tomorrow
Meanwhile Attica authorities have begun their investigations, to identify the prankster who sent the envelope to the Ministry of Health. Searches will be made via the postal service and fingerprints, and the prankster is facing very serious charges.
In an announcement made by the council, it expresses its great concern on the "approaches invented for the broadcasting of the news, which consequentially mislead public opinion", it makes mention of daily accusations, and points out that it is unaccepta ble for standard principles of ethics, to be sacrificed at the altar of speed and exclusivity.
Besides, a list of responsibilities the television media have was made, i.e.: - All sides of stories to be presented equally - The exact date and time of recording should be noted on images shown, something which also stands for live feeds or interviews - Archive images or pictures and video sequences from films, should have the appropriate indications The ESR warned that the violation of the above principles will carry heavy penalties and called TV station Presidents to show the necessary sensitivity.
During the meeting, preparations for the Summit Meeting in Gent, interior security and terrorism and the statutes of European political parties, will be discussed.
"Karatassos" camp, next to the Papageorgiou hospital.
Minister of Defense Akis Tsohatzopoulos was present at the groundbreaking ceremony this morning. Mr. Tsohatzopoulos underlined that the hospital can support 424 beds in case of a nuclear or biological war, and that there will be another fully functional treatment unit in the underground area of the hospital, which will be able to hold 300 beds.
The new hospital will be ready by the end of 2004 and will open in 2005. The construction cost is 61 billion drs and the area covered will be 81.230 square meters, with expansion potential.
The four were arrested yesterday, while videotaping and photographing the US Souda Base installations and the 115th battle wing in Crete, and were led before the prosecutor in the city of Chania in the south Aegean island. As it was made known, the Israe lis had registered at their hotel under assumed names.
They maintained that they visited Crete as tourists and that they were not aware that videotaping the region was prohibited.
According to police information, the confiscated material was worthless. Police said that it was a 20-second video and the pictures the four took showed the small island at the entry of Souda Bay.
They maintained that they visited Crete as tourists and that they were not aware that the videotaping of the region was prohibited. According to police information, the confiscated material is worthless. Police said that it is a 20-second video and the p ictures taken show the small island at the entry of Souda Bay.
Meanwhile, in early next month the Coastal Transportation Council will meet to discuss issues concerning the business viability of the coastal shipping companies and the creation of the coastal transportation network.
Of the stocks trading today, 165 recorded gains and 155 had losses, while the value of 57 remained unchanged.
Mr. Tsochatzopoulos stated that the decisions will be made within the framework of the collective security institutions in which Greece is a member and reminded that Greece has decided to participate in the global alliance against terrorism. He said that
terrorism has become globalized and the response should be global.
He will be in Budapest on October 24 on a formal visit, while on October 25 and 26 he will attend the Euro-Mediterranean Forum in Morocco.
Mr. Papandreou will also visit Iran and Egypt.
A presentation of unique figures and analyses will take place within the framework of the conference concerning the southeastern European telecommunications markets in 2000 which showed a 15% increase in the installed basis of telephone lines (63 million
installed lines) compared to 1999.
Also, there will be presentations of statistical data on the geographic distribution of telecommunications spending in Greece.
Mr. Mitsotakis, speaking yesterday in a talk show on the Athens television channel "Mega", stated that businessman Alafouzos had deposited the sums of US$1 million and US$600.000 to fund the New Democracy pre-election campaign. However, he denied that th e sums were deposited in the account of a Liberian company at a London bank. Yesterday, Mr. Laliotis gave to publicity two London bank accounts of a Liberian company and called on Mr. Mitsotakis and ND leader Kostas Karamanlis to admit that they are their s.
Mr. Laliotis stated today that the statement made by Mr. Mitsotakis is a confession and stressed that the Greek justice should hold an investigation on the Mayo Investment Corporation Liberian company bank accounts, adding that this way it will be reveal ed who were the depositors and the exact sums. He also said that this way it will be found out how the money ended up either to the Mitsotakis family or the party of New Democracy.
He stressed that the geographic position of the city in the Balkan region as well as its port and airport that are being upgraded, give to Thessaloniki the necessary comparative advantage allowing it to play a leading role in the world market.
[B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS
The meeting of the "15" will be held in a former Roman-Catholic Abbey in the Flemish city. This is the second meeting the state leaders have in a very short time, but it is the first meeting after the bombings in Afghanistan begun.
Ms. Papazoi underlined that Greece is a center of stability and cooperation in the region and supports peace, democratization, economic development and the eradication of inequalities.
Ms. Papazoi said that Greece is one of the founding members of UNESCO and will continue to contribute to the international efforts, adding that the Greek government has undertaken an active role in promoting the convergence of religions, promotes the Oly mpic Truce idea, and supports the efforts for the promotion of linguistic multi-formity and the free access to cyberspace.
On the return of the Parthenon Marbles from Britain to Greece, she stated that the initiatives of the general secretary of UNESCO will encourage the discussions between Greece and Britain and expressed the wish that they will be returned to Greece by 200 4 when Athens will host the Olympic Games and the Acropolis Museum will be completed.