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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 2003-09-29
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY Thessaloniki, September 29, 2003
[A] NATIONAL NEWS
[B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS
[A] NATIONAL NEWS
students, swerved off the road and crashed onto its side.
These units will function, the first on Railway facilities inside the harbor, the second in an independent "G. Papanikolaou" hospital facility, the third in the new AHEPA hospital facilities, and the fourth in the courtyard of the "Agios Pavlos" hospital . There have been complaints regarding the fourth unit due to protests of the hospital's employee union and the Minister is expected to come to a decision within the week. There are no objections regarding the other two hospitals, the operational independ ence of the units will be secured, while the new facilities in the harbor is far from any residential areas.
Yesterday afternoon Mr. Castanidis met with the residents sitting in at the Anagennisoes street building and discussed other proposals with them. Regarding the specific building, he told them that it would only function for OKANA's administrative service s and the residents were reserved in expressing their opinion, which will be announced in the next few days.
The functioning of the Anagenniseos street methadone unit has been delayed for two years, and 41 of the 605 heroin users on its waiting list have died waiting for the program to begin.
Mr. Kastanidis said that the methadone center on Evzonon street will be decommissioned.
The Minister called Thessaloniki Prefect Panagiotis Psomiadis and Mayor Vassilis Papageorgopoulos to take a position on the issue of the units functioning in hospitals, as in the past they were in favor of that solution and had disagreed with the Anagenn iseos street unit.
students, swerved off the road and crashed.
In statements to ET3, deputy Minister of Public Order, Periklis Tsertikidis, who went directly to the accident site, there were no casualties among the passengers, while the first ambulances had started arriving at Katerini hospitals.
According to initial information, the bus driver, who was taking members of the Hungarian dance company, lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid a car ahead of him that blocked his way.
That was underlined by Chief of the Greek Police Photis Nasiakos, in an interview to the "Eleftherotypia" newspaper, who attributed the attacks on the Greek Olympics made in international press to certain groups' interest.
Regarding the terrorism issue, he stressed that the "17 November" terrorist organization is no more, and that the Greek Police is continuing its efforts to light all aspects of domestic terrorism.
The tragic accident took place this morning at 9am outside the village of Kornofolia Soufliou in Evros, and the nationality and identity of the 7 illegal immigrants has not yet been discerned.
Information mentioned that the illegal immigrants trespassed the double barb wire fencing despite the fact that there were fluorescent warning signs that they were entering a minefield.
Army and police officers arrived at the accident site immediately, while investigations are underway to identify the unfortunate illegal immigrants.
Of the stocks trading today, the majority of 223 recorded losses and 83 had gains, while the value of 77 stocks remained unchanged.
He was seriously injured on September 5 while traveling to Chalkidiki when the driver of a car moving on the opposite lane lost control of his vehicle and collided with the victim's car.
He served as a deputy mayor in the Municipality of Thessaloniki under mayor Theocharis Manavis, while he was also a Euro-deputy for nine years and lately he was the president of Thessaloniki's A' Regional System of Health and Welfare.
The Prime Minister congratulated Mr. Athens and SAE for the work done and especially, for the Medical Program in Black Sea countries and Albania.
On his part, Mr. Athens assured the Prime Minister that SAE will support the organizing of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and their promotion abroad, while he expressed the certainty that the Athens Olympic Games will be successful and safe.
The Prime Minister accepted Mr. Athens' invitation to attend the proceedings of the 5th World Assembly of SAE to take place in Thessaloniki in December.
In September 10, a total of 26 illegal immigrants of Asian origin were found drowned in Evros River. They drowned while trying to cross over to Greece.
Other 7 illegal immigrants from Pakistan, all men aged 25-30, were killed today. The accident happened after crossing Evros River from Turkey when they stepped on two mines in a marked double-fenced minefield in the region of Kornofolia, Soufli.
Since 1999, a total of 42 illegal immigrants were killed in the minefields along the river and other 15 were maimed or seriously injured.
Based on this development, the judicial council decided to postpone the issuing of a decision on Gusinsky until additional evidence is provided by the Moscow prosecutor's office.
Vladimir Gusinsky maintained today before the judicial council that the fraud and money laundering accusations against him were fabricated by the Russian authorities.
The Russian tycoon was arrested at Athens' "Eleftherios Venizelos" International Airport on August 21 based on an Interpol arrest warrant. He is accused of a 250 million dollar fraud and was released on bail 5 days after his arrest.
New Democracy President Kostas Karamanlis accused the government of mismanagement, corruption, lawlessness and bureaucracy, saying that the Greeks are used to a state identifying with the governing party that transforms into a mechanism of regime-like in terventions and in effect, equals to a regime of impunity.
Referring to the ND program on public administration, Mr. Karamanlis stated that it provides for the monitoring of the so-called "political money", clarity in public contracts and stock exchange transactions, more effective public sector, measures agains t bureaucracy, greater service to the people, and appointment of public employees based on merit.
Also, the ND program gives a special emphasis on the upgrading of local administration, regulates issues concerning the regions, administration at prefectures level, local administration organizations' cooperation, economic self-sufficiency of those orga nizations and upgrading of their development and social role.
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