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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 2004-09-11

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From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.


MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY Thessaloniki, September 11, 2003

SECTIONS

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

  • NEWS HEADLINES

    [A] NATIONAL NEWS

  • [01] THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR
  • [02] CONVERGENCE CHARTA WITH DEVIATION CATEGORIES
  • [03] UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ON THE TRAGEDY
  • [04] SIMITIS: SCHOOL IS AN ADVENTURE
  • [05] PAPANDREOU: A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR ANNA LINDH
  • [06] G. PAPANDREOU NOTAM TO UN REGARDING 3 ARRESTS IN OCCUPIED CYPRUS
  • [07] KARAMANLIS: ND'S FIRST CHOICE IS INVESTING IN EDUCATION
  • [08] SIMITIS CONDOLENCES FOR A. LINDH
  • [09] 2004 OLYMPICS IN COMPLETE SECURITY
  • [10] MINUS 2 CHARGES FOR "LAMBROS"
  • [11] A GREEK AIRCRAFT WAS HARASSED BY TURKISH FIGHTER JETS
  • [12] GARRY KASPAROV IN CRETE
  • [13] INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION INCREASE IN JULY
  • [14] WOMAN JUDGE IN THE GREEK SUPREME COURT
  • [15] GAINS IN THE ASE
  • [16] THE GOV'T SPOKESMAN ON THE SAFETY OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES
  • [17] MAGRIOTIS MET WITH THE METROPOLITE OF CANADA AND THE AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADOR
  • [18] THE GREEK GOV'T SPOKESMAN ON THE SEPTEMBER 11 ANNIVERSARY
  • [19] SKANDALIDIS MET WITH THE ALBANIAN AMBASSADOR TO ATHENS
  • [B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • [20] KARAMANOU ON THE ASSASSINATION OF ANNA LINDH
  • [21] PAPANDREOU: WE WANT THE TURKISH CYPRIOTS TO BE ACTIVE EU CITIZENS NEWS IN DETAILS

    [A] NATIONAL NEWS

  • [01] THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR The new school year is beginning today with the Ministry of Education giving its assurance that all measures have been taken to guarantee total stability regarding the positioning of teachers, as well as in delivering books. One hundred and ten new schoo l buildings were turned over by the School Housing Organization, which gave its assurance that the problem of double shift schools will have been solved within 2004. 5500 all day schools are functioning throughout the country, while English will begin bei ng taught at 3rd grade. We are searching for a new model of education, stated Archbishop Christodoulos. Teachers threaten with strikes if their financial demands are not met. There is optimism at the Ministry of Education that mobilization can be avoided.
  • [02] CONVERGENCE CHARTA WITH DEVIATION CATEGORIES The convergence charta, which consists of goals and commitments for Greece to narrow the gap from the average of the EU of the "15", was presented by PrimeMinister Costas Simitis. Mr. Simitis said that over the next four years growth will accelerate and he announced the transfer of the charta's principles to all regions. Mr. Simitis repeated the outline for 2000, stated President of New Democracy Costas Karamanlis. Convergence and competitiveness express a fully barbaric class policy, said Secretary Gene ral of the Greek Communist Party, Aleka Papariga. There was harsh criticism from the Coalition, the KKE and DIKKI.
  • [03] UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ON THE TRAGEDY There are still unanswered questions regarding the circumstances under which the incredible tragedy in Evros took place, causing the death of 25 illegal immigrants (23 men and 2 women), while according to the coroner, time of death is placed at four days

    ago. The event came to light when a soldier, standing guard at a unit near the "Peplo" area, saw a body floating in the Evros River.

  • [04] SIMITIS: SCHOOL IS AN ADVENTURE The 19th elementary school in Perissos was visited by Prime Minister Costas Simitis, escorted by Minister of Education Petros Efthymiou, on the first day of the new school year.

    The Prime Minister wished students and teachers a good year. "Today is a wonderful day, a special day of the year, as school is beginning tomorrow. On this day, many think of the holidays they had and see the days and months ahead with a bit of fear, bec ause they will not have the freedom they did. At the same time I think they see school happily as well, because it is an adventure. An adventure for one to adjust to the world, to make friends and be more productive".

    The Prime Minister referred to the specific school, which is an all-day school, and the other 5,500 schools of that type throughout the country, which provides other activities apart from traditional lessons. "The all-day school started a few years ago a s an experiment in certain areas of the country, and we ascertained that it functioned very well. It is useful because it allows parents who work to leave their children at school so they can finish with their work, while providing more education.

  • [05] PAPANDREOU: A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR ANNA LINDH Foreign Minister Giorgos Papandreou went to the Stravolos Mayor's Hall, where a moment of silence was kept in memory of Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh at Mr. Papandreou's request.

    After the news of Anna Lindh's death today, Mr. Papandreou, who had held discussions with her two days ago in Stockholm, said that his Swedish counterpart was "a very good friend who had struggled for the accession of Cyprus and for democracy in Greece, unfortunately is no longer with us".

    Mr. Papandreou expressed his warm condolences to her family and the people of Sweden.

  • [06] G. PAPANDREOU NOTAM TO UN REGARDING 3 ARRESTS IN OCCUPIED CYPRUS As soon as Foreign Minister Giorgos Papandreou was informed of the incident with the three Greek citizens arrested in occupied Cyprus, he told the Greek Ambassador in Nicosia to issue a diplomatic notam to the UN, asking for their immediate release.

    The three men are from Crete, municipal council members of the municipality of Anogia, who traveled to the area of Kyrinia for tourism related reasons, and were arrested by the authorities of the pseudostate on charges of espionage.

  • [07] KARAMANLIS: ND'S FIRST CHOICE IS INVESTING IN EDUCATION The 8th Acharnon High School in Ag. Panteleimonas was visited this morning by President of New Democracy Costas Karamanlis, on the occasion of the holy water rites for the new school year.

    Mr. Karamanlis attended the ceremony and wished students, parents and teachers a good school year with as few problems as possible. He was informed by the teachers regarding the situation at their school and repeated ND's basic proposals on education.

    An attack on the government and its educational policy followed. The Head of the Opposition said that with its policy the government scorns education and used the fact that only 3.5% of the GDP is spent on education, when the European average is 5.5%, as

    an example. "ND's first choice is an investment in knowledge and the new generation", he supported.

    The President of New Democracy then pointed out that the problem of school housing needs to be solved, while he characterized all-day schools as "student parking", mentioning that the way they are being run they offer no educational character.

    "Planning, facilities, infrastructure, equipment and the proper personnel is required. We place the bar higher and do not compromise with the 'mediocre' and 'a little'", stressed Mr. Karamanlis.

  • [08] SIMITIS CONDOLENCES FOR A. LINDH Prime Minister Costas Simitis sent a telegram to his Swedish counterpart Goran Person, expressing his condolences for the death of Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh, who was stabbed and later succumbed to her injuries due to internal bleeding.
  • [09] 2004 OLYMPICS IN COMPLETE SECURITY Greece is a safe country, it is taking all the measures possible and there must be absolute security both for the duration of the 2004 Athens Olympics as well as long before that time. There must be no concern about the security of the Olympic Games and the country's safety in general", said deputy Minister of the Press Tilemachos Chytiris after the meeting of the ministerial committee on the
  • [10] MINUS 2 CHARGES FOR "LAMBROS" Assistant DA V. Makris proposed that two of the charges against alleged leader of the "17 November" terrorist organization Alexandros Giotopoulos be dropped, in the trial of the 19 suspected members of 17N. Yesterday DA Christos Lambrou proposed the acqu ittal of Anestis Papanastasiou due to lack of proof and of Giannis Serifis because the statute of limitations concerning his crimes has expired, and the recognition of mitigating evidence due to honest remorse for Patroklos Tselentis, Sotiris Condylis an d Costas Telios. He asked that no leniency be shown for the rest.
  • [11] A GREEK AIRCRAFT WAS HARASSED BY TURKISH FIGHTER JETS Turkish fighter jets harassed a Greek warplane while flying over the Aegean, in the region between the southeastern islands of Rhodes and Kastelorizo at noon today.

    A Greek naval cooperation aircraft, on a surveillance flight over the Aegean, was harassed by two Turkish F-16 fighter jets inside the Athens FIR.

    The incident ended when the Turkish fighter jets left the area.

  • [12] GARRY KASPAROV IN CRETE World famous chess player Garry Kasparov is in Crete at the invitation of the sports club "Kydon" in Chania, the winner of the Greek Chess Championship for the past four years.

    Kasparov will be in Crete for two weeks and will give demonstration matches on September 22-25 with European Champion Zurab Azmajparasvili, from the former Soviet republic of Georgia, who is an athlete of the sports club "Kydon" for the past two years.

    The match will be broadcast live on the Internet and is expected to be watched by chess fans from all over the world.

  • [13] INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION INCREASE IN JULY An increase of 2.1% at an annual basis was recorded in July in the mine production, industry, electricity-natural gas-water general index, according to a statement by the Greek National Statistics Agency. In the January-July seven-month period the increase was at 1.5%.

    The biggest increase in July was recorded in the electricity-natural gas-water index, while the mine production index was on the decline mainly due to the strike in the Chalkidiki mines.

  • [14] WOMAN JUDGE IN THE GREEK SUPREME COURT A woman will become a Supreme Court judge for the second time in the Greek history.

    The Supreme Judicial Council promoted Court of Appeals Judges President N. Yiannakakis to the post of the Supreme Court Judge yesterday.

    For the record, the first woman Supreme Court Judge was A. Athanasiadis and retired about 15 years ago.

  • [15] GAINS IN THE ASE Gains were recorded in the Athens Stock Exchange today. The general index rose to +0.95% at 2.094,87 points, while the volume of transactions was considerable at 163.5 million euros.

    Of the stocks trading today, 276 recorded gains and 52 had losses, while the value of 55 stocks remained unchanged.

  • [16] THE GOV'T SPOKESMAN ON THE SAFETY OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES The safety of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is a Greek police job and nobody else's, stated Greek government spokesman Christos Protopapas today, on the occasion of the statement made by US ambassador to Athens Thomas Miller according to which, the US Ol ympic team will be accompanied by American security advisers.

    Mr. Protopapas added that anybody can come to Greece, which is a free country, if they respect its laws, rules and regulations, while during the Olympic Games, in particular, they should respect the special security measures that are going to be adopted.

    The responsibility for the safety of the Olympic Games belongs exclusively to the Greek authorities and the "game" will be played under the terms set by the Greek laws, said Mr. Protopapas.

  • [17] MAGRIOTIS MET WITH THE METROPOLITE OF CANADA AND THE AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADOR Greek Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs Yiannis Magriotis met in Athens today with Metropolite Sotirios of Canada and a large delegation of Greek-Canadians.

    Mr. Magriotis referred to the big progress made by Greece in the past few years and made a special reference to the successful Greek EU Presidency in very difficult circumstances due to the war in Iraq. He also referred to the preparations for the Athens

    2004 Olympic Games and Greece's participation in the Euro-zone.

    On his part, the Metropolite thanked Mr. Magriotis and the Greek State for the help they offer to the Greek community in Canada and briefed him on the new activities and initiatives undertaken by the Metropolis of Canada, while he wished success in the A thens 2004 Olympic Games.

    Mr. Magriotis also met with Australian ambassador to Athens Mr. Hume and discussed bilateral issues, like the progress made in the efforts to reach a bilateral agreement on social security, and the interest of Australian firms in making investments in Gr eece.

  • [18] THE GREEK GOV'T SPOKESMAN ON THE SEPTEMBER 11 ANNIVERSARY September 11 was a tragic day for the American people and the whole world, stated today Greek government spokesman Christos Protopapas on the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the terrorist attack on New York's Twin Towers.

    Greece is dedicated to the fight against terrorism and cooperates with the international community in every effort undertaken within the framework of the United Nations aimed at eliminating terrorism, added the Greek government spokesman.

  • [19] SKANDALIDIS MET WITH THE ALBANIAN AMBASSADOR TO ATHENS Greek Interior Minister Kostas Skandalidis met in Athens today with Albanian ambassador Baskim Jeneli and discussed issues concerning the legalization of the Albanian immigrants.

    Mr. Skandalidis stressed that the legalization procedure will be completed by the end of the year and added that the government will make efforts to limit bureaucracy in the renewal of the residence and work permits of immigrants.

    The Interior Minister accepted an invitation to visit Albania and the visit is expected to take place between October 15 and 20.

  • [B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • [20] KARAMANOU ON THE ASSASSINATION OF ANNA LINDH Greek governing Socialist Party of PASOK Euro-deputy Mrs. Anna Karamanou stated that she is deeply shocked by the news of the assassination of Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh.

    The fights she gave for the rights of women and the united Europe placed her among the leading EU leaders. She was a strong supporter of the single EU currency and represented the most liberal movement in her country, stated Mrs. Karamanou.

    The members of the European Parliament Committee on Women's Rights and Equal Opportunities, were informed of the death of Anna Lindh during their regular meeting in Brussels. They expressed grief for her loss and extended their condolences to her family and the Swedish people.

  • [21] PAPANDREOU: WE WANT THE TURKISH CYPRIOTS TO BE ACTIVE EU CITIZENS The message that the Greek side wants the Turkish Cypriots to be part of the great European family and also, to be citizens with an active participation in the EU, was sent today from Cyprus by visiting Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Papandreou.

    He also sent the message that the safety of the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots is more guaranteed through the participation in the big European family than through occupation armies.

    In a press conference on the completion of the contacts he had in Cyprus, Mr. Papandreou stressed that there is greater self-confidence when looking at the future of the wider region and Cyprus itself. He stressed that the Turkish Cypriots themselves hop e now that they can also live under one Cypriot, European roof.

    Mr. Papandreou also referred to the partial lifting of the restrictions in the movement of the people, saying that it is the result of the new momentum created for the solution of the Cyprus problem.


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