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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 01-07-14
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
 FORMAL PRESENTATION OF THE ATHENS OLYMPIC GAMES IN MOSCOWAthens, 14 July 2001 (18:05 UTC+2)
The progress made in the Athens Olympic Games preparations will be presented to the International Olympic Committee, IOC, in Moscow tomorrow by the "Athens 2004" organizing committee.
"Athens 2004" president Ms. Yianna Angelopoulou-Daskalakis will present the progress made in detail. Greek prime minister Kostas Simitis will also be in Moscow, and he will address the IOC plenary session. According to information, he is expected to make it clear again that the Greek government backs the organizing of the 2004 Olympic Games. Also, present will be foreign minister Giorgos Papandreou and culture minister Evangelos Venizelos.
Prime minister Simitis is scheduled to meet tomorrow with the outgoing IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch.
 THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE 8TH WORLD CONFERENCE OF PAN-MACEDONIAN ASSOCIATIONS CONTINUELitochoro, 14 July 2001 (16:35 UTC+2)
The proceedings of the 8th World Conference of Pan-Macedonian Associations and the 55th Conference of the US-Canada Pan-Macedonian Association continue in Litochoro, Pieria in northern Greece today for a second day.
The formal opening of the world conference proceedings took place yesterday evening in the presence of minister of Macedonia-Thrace Giorgos Paschalidis, Greek European Commissioner Anna Diamantopoulou, general secretary for the Greeks abroad Dimitris Dollis, parliament deputies, local administration officials, church and military representatives as well as hundreds of Macedonians from all over the world.
The members of each association (Europe, Canada, United States, Africa, and Australia) met separately and elected the members of the council that will be responsible for the proceedings in the following days.
The US-Youth Pan-Macedonian Association meeting was completed today with the election of its new president. The meeting was held with the participation of 80 young members.
Thanasis Papadopoulos from Chicago was elected president, while the post of the vice-president went to Kostas Mitoulis from Philadelphia and Maria Avgitidou from New Jersey was elected secretary. The first meeting of the new presiding board will take place in Philadelphia in the first week of October and in March 2002 it will meet in New Jersey.
Meanwhile, current problems and organizational issues as well as, the problem with FYROM's name as it develops based on the situation in the country, were the main issues under discussion in the Europe-Pan-Macedonian Association general assembly meeting that was held yesterday.
The delegates renewed their earlier decisions and resolutions, stressing that they will not recognize the name "Macedonia" for FYROM. It was also agreed that they are against the efforts aimed at the recognition of the schismatic FYROM Church under the name "Macedonian Archdiocese of Achrid" and called on the general secretariat for the Greeks living abroad to upgrade the Pan-Macedonian Association's representation in the World Council for Hellenes Abroad, SAE.
In statements to MPA, Europe-Pan-Macedonian Association president Panteleimon Tsorbatzoglou stressed that one cannot be a European if first he is not a Greek, Dutch, Dane, etc, underlining that national identity must be preserved.
 A GREEK NATIONAL WAS FOUND MURDERED IN ISTANBULAthens, 14 July 2001 (19:33 UTC+2)
A Greek national was found dead in the trunk of a car in Istanbul, Turkey.
The car, with the body of the murdered Greek, was found abandoned at an Istanbul neighborhood last night and according to information, the dead man's family had reported his disappearance to the authorities.
According to all indications, the body belongs to Greek national. Dimitris Roumbos.
The case is followed closely by the Greek consulate in Istanbul.
 SCIENTISTS WILL STUDY THE NORTH AEGEAN FAULTAthens, 14 July 2001 (18:43 UTC+2)
The north Aegean fault will be studied by scientists from Greece, the United States, Italy, and Turkey, who will try to determine the cause behind the earthquakes that hit both sides of the Aegean so frequently with the known tragic consequences.
The scientists will use a special boat equipped with latest technology instruments that will map the wider region of the fault in every detail. This is an underwater region that has not been examined adequately yet.
In the scientific research will cooperate Thessaloniki's Aristotle University, the Athens University, the Lamond-Laherti Institute, the Sea Geology Institute in Bologna, Istanbul's University and Polytechnic and Turkey's Research and Technology Council.
The conclusions of the scientific research will be presented in a one-day conference that will be held in Piraeus on August 2.
 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WERE ARRESTED IN TINOSAthens, 14 July 2001 (18:26 UTC+2)
One hundred and fifty illegal immigrants, Pakistanis and Iraqi and Turkish Kurds, were found at the rocky coast of Kakia Skala at the Aegean island of Tinos where they arrived on board a sailing boat.
The illegal immigrants were left there and they are currently staying at a special housing area where they can receive medical care.
 FORMAL VISIT TO GREECE BY THE PRESIDENT OF KAZAKSTANAthens, 14 July 2001 (16:45 UTC+2)
Kazakstan's president Nursultan Nazerbajev will be on a three-day visit to Greece on July 16-18.
He is expected to arrive in Athens on Monday morning where he will meet with president Kostis Stephanopoulos. A number of bilateral agreements will be signed in their meeting, while later in the evening a formal dinner will be given in his honor by president Stephanopoulos.
On Thursday, the president of Kazakstan will meet with parliament president Apostolos Kaklamanis and Athens mayor Dimitris Avramopoulos, while afterwards he will visit the archaeological site in Sounio. He is also scheduled to visit the Acropolis in Athens before his departure for Kazakstan on Friday morning.
 UKRAINIAN CONSULATE IN CRETERethimno, 14 July 2001 (16:40 UTC+2)
The Ukrainian president's wife, Ludmila Kutsman inaugurated the Ukrainian consulate in the city of Rethimno on the Aegean island of Crete.
Ms. Kutsman stated that the consulate is very important for the 7.000 Ukrainians living in Crete and for the promotion of bilateral relations between Greece and Ukraine, two countries that share a long friendship and religious ties.