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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 2003-08-28
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY Thessaloniki, August 28, 2003
[A] NATIONAL NEWS
[B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS
[A] NATIONAL NEWS
Development without employment can be likened to an empty shirt, while development and employment without social cohesion is dangerous, stated characteristically Mr. Christodoulakis.
The assurance that the fiscal policy will be followed strictly was given to the Association of Industries as well.
The government package is estimated at about 1.5 billion euros.
A strong criticism was made to the state of the economy by right-wing main opposition party of New Democracy leader Kostas Karamanlis, who maintained that Greece is second in the EU concerning long-lasting unemployment.
According to a statement made to MPA by Aristotle University Geophysics Laboratory seismologist Vasilis Karakostas, it is a small earthquake considering the high seismic activity in the region and most likely it is not linked with the strong earthquake t hat was recorded recently at the Ionian Sea island of Lefkada.
Today's tremor was felt in the prefectures of Ioannina and Thesprotia, northwestern Greece and no damages were reported.
The two ships, accompanied by a Coast Guard patrol boat, are on their way to Karlovasi, Samos. The collision caused only material damage, while no inflow of water and no sea pollution were reported.
He maintained that he does not know why he became involved in the case and added that his earlier testimony, before an examining judge, was the product of pressures and threats by the police.
Pavlos Serifis also mentioned that in 1975, when he allegedly participated in the assassination of CIA station chief in Athens Richard Welsh, he was in Germany, while the crime in question is covered by the statute of Limitations.
According to the court, there is no cause for a psychiatric evaluation as there is no indication whatsoever that Kostas Telios is mentally ill, while he appears to be in a perfectly good condition to clearly depict events as they happened.
The defendant rejected any participation in the terrorist group and stated in court that during the months of his detention awaiting trial he was anticipating the moment when he would be able to defend himself and say he is innocent.
He maintained that he has no involvement whatsoever in the crimes he is being accused of and he was never a member of the terrorist group "17 November".
According to information, two days ago Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens and All of Greece was more in favor of not sending the list.
Finally, the Holy Synod decided yesterday to send the list to the Ecumenical Patriarchate not for approval but simply in order to be briefed on the procedure.
In the request is mentioned, among others, that the arrest warrant issued by the Russian authorities, which accuse him of a US$250 million fraud, is not a valid one. They also maintain that the persecution he suffers is politically motivated in response to the criticism he had launched against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Vladimir Gusinsky was arrested at Athens' "Eleftherios Venizelos" International Airport last Thursday and since Monday he is being held at Koridallos Prison.
Of the stocks trading today, 82 recorded gains and 250 had losses, while the value of 59 stocks remained unchanged.
The defendant admitted that he was a member of the terrorist group and his participation in two of its acts, in addition to the shootout between police and 17N members at Sepolia, Athens in 1991.
The two terrorist acts, in which he admitted his involvement, were the assassination of Turkish diplomat in Athens Omer Sipahioglu in 1994 and the attack on the US embassy. Referring to those two attacks, he said that he made a conscious decision to part icipate in them.
Kondilis maintained that he always thought that he was going to admit his 17N membership in the case he was arrested because, as he stated, the 17N acts were politically motivated.
[B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS
According to the statement issued today by the European Commission, it was established after intense negotiations that these two products are so-called, name origin products.
Based on this, the EU included "feta" and "ouzo" on the list of products that will be sent to the WTO calling for their protection so that their name will not be used arbitrarily by third parties in the world market.