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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 01-08-08

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] 4 OUT OF 10 GIRLS HAVE ESCAPIST TENDENCIES
  • [02] MOBILIZATION IN PASOK
  • [03] PASSARIS STILL AT LARGE

  • [01] 4 OUT OF 10 GIRLS HAVE ESCAPIST TENDENCIES

    Thessaloniki, 8 August 2001 (15:01 UTC+2)

    Four out of ten girls show signs of escapism, while 41% of the youths want to change society, as the results of a survey made by Communications Professor at the University of Macedonia, Giorgos Piperopoulos, which was published on the 8th of August in "Eleftherotypia" newspaper, indicate.

    More specifically, according to the survey, which was conducted on 380 freshmen students, aged 18-20, who were accepted in the university during the previous academic year, family, education, religion and their homeland are the important things in the students' lives. On the very opposite side are friendship, love, carrier and sports.

    Problems that are especially important to young people are their personal relationships, the use of addictive substances, failing their classes, adapting to their environment, alcohol, and an unwanted pregnancy.

    Finally, the search showed that males were willing to change the things that dissatisfy them as well as their personal reality.

    [02] MOBILIZATION IN PASOK

    Athens, 8 August 2001 (15:26 UTC+2)

    There is a mobilization in PASOK after the Prime Minister's announcement to cancel his departure for Sifnos. Mr. Simitis will take his vacation in his summer home in St. Theodorous, as his associates say, while journalistic information reports that at the same time he is studying the new PASOK Statute which was processed and delivered to him by the secretary of the Party's Governmental Committee, Kostas Skandalidis.

    The meeting between Mr. Simitis and Mr. Skandalidis has been scheduled for the 20th of August right after they both return from their vacations. On the afternoon of the same day the Committee for the processing of the positions of the congress and on Tuesday the 21st the Committee for the Statute will meet.

    In the mean time, the number of Ministers and staff members that turn in drafts of their positions on the 6th congress, so that they may contribute to the precongressional discussion. After the Minister of National Economy, Giannos Papantoniou, the Europarliament member, Anna Karamanou, and various other members of the party, position drafts were turned in by the Foreign Secretary, Giorgos Papandreou, the Minister of Macedonia and Thrace, Giorgos Paschalidis, and others. Giorgos Papandreou proposed the election of all the staff of PASOK, by the entirety of its members. Giorgos Paschalidis stresses that reality may impose the existence of need of improvement in the application of the governmental program. He notes, however, that any different approaches must be specific and any proposals must be compatible with the budget and the Greece-EU stability program. Mr. Protopapas, Undersecretary of Employment is for the widening of PASOK and its reconnection with the layers that it traditionally speaks for. He proposes to channel the budget surplus towards the lower classes.

    [03] PASSARIS STILL AT LARGE

    Athens, 8 August 2001 (15:01 UTC+2)

    Passaris is still nowhere to be found despite great efforts made by the police for his arrest.

    According to information, the address books belonging to Dimitris Polydoropoulos, who harbored Passaris in his apartment in Neos Kosmos in Athens, have been decoded and .

    Also, calls made from the cell phones found in the apartment are being traced so the persons that Passaris came into contact with can be identified.


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