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Macedonian Press Agency: Brief News in English, 96-11-14
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
BRIEF GREEK NEWS BULLETIN BY MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY
Thessaloniki, November 14, 1996
NEWS IN DETAIL
 U.S. OFFICIAL MEETS WITH CYPRIOT PRESIDENT, TALKS WERE "CONSTRUCTIVE"
Nicosia, November 14 (M.P.A.)The talks held between Carey Cavanaugh, Director of the Office of Southeastern European Affairs at the State Department, and the President of the Republic of Cyprus Glafkos Clerides yesterday, have been characterized as "constructive."
According to reports, the two men discussed the ways to strengthen the efforts in reaching a cohesive settlement of the cypriot issue, for which attempts can take place in the near future, and looked into ways to lessen the tension in the region.
Mr. Cavanaugh stated that there are "concerns stemming from the developments noted in the recent months and, more specifically, for what can emerge in the following days."
The U.S. diplomat expressed his satisfaction for the measures taken by all sides to contain any potential tension.
 PAN-MACEDONIAN UNION OF EUROPE TO HOLD FOURTH SESSION IN BRUSSELS
Brussels, November 14 (M.P.A.)The Pan-Macedonian Union of Europe will hold its fourth conference in Brussels this weekend and will address the propaganda on the name issue disseminated by FYROM, as well as aim at improving organization and communication among Europe's Macedonian Associations.
Over 20 representatives of Macedonian associations from Germany, Austria, Great Britain, Sweden and Belgium, where the Union headquarters are located, will be present at the conference.
The delegates will also address the participation of the European associations and organizations during the Seventh International Conference of Pan-Macedonian Unions, which is to be held in Thessaloniki in July of 1997. This Conference will focus on the issue of maintaining and teaching the Greek language to the newer generations of Greeks living in Europe.
 U.S. REPRESENTATIVE MEETS WITH CLERIDES, PROMISES TO GIVE SUPPORT
Nicosia, November 14 (M.P.A.)United States Representative Ron Kling (Dem.) has give his assurances to the Cypriot President Glafkos Clerides that he will pressure his colleagues in the U.S. Congress to promote the cypriot issue.
During a meeting held yesterday, Mr. Kling stated that the U.S. have promised to reach a peaceful solution to the Cyprus problem and stated that "we honestly think there will be a solution."
When asked if U.S. President Bill Clinton will keep his promises on the matter, the American official pointed out that the President has not secured a majority rule in Congress, although he added that there are many members both from the republican and the democratic factions who support the greek side of the cypriot issue.
During his meeting with the Cypriot President, Mr. Kling was accompanied by the President of the World Coordinating Committee for the Cypriot Struggle Phillip Christopher and the President of the Cypriot Federation of America Panikos Papanikolaou.
 EARTHQUAKE ROCKS CITY OF KONITSA IN NORTHWESTERN GREECE
Thessaloniki, November 14 (M.P.A.)An earthquake measuring five points on the Richter scale shook this morning the city of Konitsa, 215 kilometers west of Thessaloniki in northwestern Greece, causing further damages to already fragile structures, but no injuries.
According to the Aristotle University Geophysics Laboratory's seismologist Vasilis Papazachos and seismologist Emmanuel Skordiles, today's earthquake is part of the seismic activity that shook the city on August 6 with a tremor measuring 5.6-Richter. The experts ruled out the possibility of more seismic activity to follow.
 GREEK-AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS TO BE HELD IN DECEMBER
Athens, November 14 (M.P.A.)The United States Embassy's commercial service and the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Greek- American business awards on December 13 at the Grand Bretagne Hotel in Athens.
Greek-American firms will be given awards for business of the year, social awareness, new product-service and emerging company, according to a U.S. commercial service statement.
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