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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 2004-10-06
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY Thessaloniki, October 6, 2004
[A] NATIONAL NEWS
[B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS
[A] NATIONAL NEWS
The three were found unanimously guilty for weapons and explosives possession, as well as for a number of explosions, while they were found to be accomplices in the killing of police officer Apostolos Vellios and 48 homicide attempts.
The prosecutor, after the announcement of the court decision, began presenting his position regarding the sentences that will be imposed.
The European Commission calls for the establishment of a "monitoring mechanism" to guarantee that Ankara will observe its democratic commitments.
Ankara characterizes the report as historical, while Athens sees the contents of the report positively.
However, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that he does not think that his country will become a member of the European Union before the year 2019.
The former Prime Minister while leaving "Hygeia" Hospital in Athens after the operation greeted the reporters and joked by saying that the way he views politics has not changed after the operation.
Bach of Lutterworth and the Deputy Ministers of Defense of Germany, Italy and Spain, Peter Eickenboom, Filippo Berselli and Francisco Pardo Piqueras respectively.
In the meeting they also discussed issues concerning defense industry cooperation and the safeguarding of transparency in the European armaments programs.
Earlier, Mr. Spiliotopoulos had a meeting with assistant NATO secretary general Marshall S. Billingslea.
Mr. Antonaros added that Eurostat itself had repeatedly expressed in the past its objections to the figures provided by the then Greek government, while when asked if the current Greek government continues to characterize as "distorted" the figures provi ded by the previous Greek government, he responded that the figures concerning the economy as a whole did not give the exact picture of the deficit.
Responding to relevant questions, the acting government spokesman stated that the statement to be issued by the Ministry of Defense will include all real events for society to be better informed. However, the findings will not be given to publicity unedi ted because it includes personal data of the army officers involved in the case, said Mr. Antonaros.
Of the stocks trading today, 118 had gains and 148 had losses, while the value of 137 stocks remained unchanged.
Mr. Rousopoulos stated that Greece backs Turkey's European prospect but it is mainly up to Turkey to decide on the pace it will adopt in its course toward Europe. The European Commission report confirms the correctness of Greece's stance in this case, sa id Mr. Rousopoulos.
On the contents of the European Commission report, Mr. Rousopoulos pointed out that the European Commission confirms that a significant progress has been made by Turkey on a number of issues and proposes the opening of accession negotiations with the Eur opean Union. He also underlines that the efforts made by Turkey must continue and intensify.
The European Commission report will be studied by Greece and all EU member-states in view of the decisions to be made in December regarding the opening of Turkey's EU accession negotiations, added Mr. Rousopoulos.
The above are mentioned in the inquiry committee findings on the conditions and causes leading to the delay in information, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Defense.
Greece supports Turkey's European prospect, said Mr. Hatzigakis, pointing out that with Turkey's accession into the EU the problems between the two countries will be closer to a solution and as a result peace, balance and security in the region will be c onsolidated.
On his part, Mr. Dumanoglu stated that Turkey's accession into the EU will become a starting point for the solution of many of the problems faced by the two countries.
[B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS