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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 2003-08-18
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY Thessaloniki, August 18, 2003
[A] NATIONAL NEWS
[B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS
[A] NATIONAL NEWS
Agios Kosmas. He made the visit accompanied by Minister of Environment, Land Planning and Public Works Mrs. Vaso Papandreou, Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos and "Athens 2004" Organizing Committee President Mrs. Yianna Angelopoulou.
The statement was made in response to the numerous foreign press reports raising security and preparation issues regarding the Olympic Games. At noon, Mr. Simitis will hold a meeting with the responsible ministers, Mrs. Angelopoulou and International Oly mpic Committee President Dennis Oswald.
The propaganda coming from certain circles is known, stated Mr. Protopapas in a radio interview and expressed the belief that there are hidden interests behind these reports. He added, however, that newspaper views do not reflect government views.
The Prime Minister visited the construction sites at Agios Kosmas and Faliron Delta and characterized the reconstruction of the seaside highway as the major Olympic Games project.
Mr. Simitis was accompanied by Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos, Minister of Environment, Land Planning and Public Works Mrs. Vaso Papandreou, Undersecretary responsible for Olympic Projects Nasos Alevras, Olympic Games General Secretary Kostas Karta lis and "Athens 2004" Organizing Committee President Mrs. Yianna Angelopoulou.
After the visit, Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos pointed out that Greece has invested in the Olympic Games' security, and Mrs. Papandreou stressed that Athens will become an easily accessible capital city through the huge project of the reconstructi on of the seaside highway.
The government's intention, according to the Prime Minister, is to proceed with the Olympic projects based on a plan and with determination, while he gave a special emphasis to the post-Olympic use of the infrastructures that are being created. He also e xpressed the belief that the Olympic Games infrastructures will be appreciated more mainly after the Olympic Games.
Theologos Psaradelis will testify after the so-called "Benjamin" of the terrorist group. Psaradelis admitted participation in only one robbery, which he maintains it took place in 1983 and not in 1988 as it is mentioned in the indictment. It is also expe cted to maintain that he did not know that he acted on behalf of 17N.
After Psaradelis will testify the defendants Kostas Karatsolis, Iraklis Kostaris and Thomas Serifis, followed by Konstantinos Telios and Pavlos Serifis.
damages suffered by the tourist industry on the island of Lefkada are the priorities today.
Mr. Karamanlis visited the Ionian Sea island of Lefkada, which was hit by a strong earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale on August 14, and expressed his solidarity to the people affected. He also pledged that his party will help in the restoratio n of damages. Mr. Karamanlis stressed that the island of Lefkada remains a safe and wonderful tourist destination.
Of the stocks trading today, 310 recorded gains and 34 had losses, while the value of 37 stocks remained unchanged.
report issued by the American organization "Freedom House".
Speaking to MPA, Federation President Konstantinos Adam stated that the Vlach-speaking Greeks never asked to be recognized as a minority by the Greek state as both historically and culturally they were, and still are, an integral part of Hellenism.
He characterized the allegations as ridiculous and attributed them to the efforts made by the above mentioned organization to create impressions. He also added that its president is an anti-Greek former CIA official.
In a resolution issued by the Greek Federation of Cultural Associations of Vlachs they condemn any exploitation, for political or other purposes, of a purely cultural element and its promotion to an element used to differentiate the Vlach-speaking Greeks
from the rest on ethnic or other grounds.
[B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Archbishop Christodoulos will meet with Metropolite Savva of Warsaw and All of Poland, the Polish President and the Roman-Catholic Church Primate.
Based on his schedule, the Archbishop of Greece will visit monasteries and churches in Warsaw and other cities.