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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 01-11-25

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] KARAMNLIS ATTACKS GOVERNMENT ON AGRICULTURE ISSUES
  • [02] MOISEYEV BALLET IN THESSALONIKI
  • [03] COOPERATION OF THE LEFT
  • [04] «LIGHT» IN THE GERMAN DAMAGES TUNNEL
  • [05] VERELIS: G. PAPANDREOU FOR ATHENS MAYOR
  • [06] «JENOA 2001» INITIATIVE PROTESTS
  • [07] INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM CONFERENCE IN ATHENS

  • [01] KARAMNLIS ATTACKS GOVERNMENT ON AGRICULTURE ISSUES

    Athens, 25 November 2001 (19:09 UTC+2)

    Énstead of the government taking responsibility for the farmers' problems, it is insulting everyone else and acting like Pontius Pilot, stated the President of New Democracy, Kostas Karamanlis, who visited a farming region outside Egio, and talked with the farmers about their problems.

    Immediately afterwards, Mr. Karamanlis made this statement:

    "It is obvious that Greek farmers are in despair. There are not just problems in the production of cotton and tabacco, but in oil and citrus fruits.

    While Greek farmers watch their income diminish constantly and their products being displaced from the markets, the government is insulting everyone else and acting like Pontius Pilot, instead of taking responsibility.

    They have been in power for twenty years, and they are still looking for alibis, placing responsibility elsewhere. By tampering with the truth they are trying to justify what is unjustifiable: That is, their incompetence to defend the interests of Greek farmers and their indifference to the farming world. Indifference which is clearly evident when the Prime Minister says that there is no future in the farming sector. And when the Minister of Agriculture moves to unheard of and unacceptable statements, supporting that farmers will have to deal with the situation by themselves.

    Greek farmers know well, by now, that they have nothing to expect from the Simitis government. That a new policy is needed.

    A government which will fight for their products.

    A government which will defend their interests.

    A government which will defend the interest of all Greeks".

    The President of New Democracy was accompanied by MP's of the Achaia Prefect, N. Nikolopoulos and Sp. Spiliotopoulos.

    [02] MOISEYEV BALLET IN THESSALONIKI

    Thessaloniki, 25 November 2001 (18:29 UTC+2)

    The famous Moiseyev Ballet will put on four performances, from the 26th to the 29th of November, at the Thessaloniki "Megaron" Music Hall, in the framework of the 36th Dimitria events.

    Their repertoire includes dances of from the Caucasus and Siberia, and small dance sketches, with the accompaniment of an orchestra.

    [03] COOPERATION OF THE LEFT

    Athens, 25 November 2001 (18:29 UTC+2)

    The cooperation of the Coalition of the Left, KKE, DIKKI and all other powers participating in the Discussion and Joint Action of the Left in large cities during the municipal elections, was proposed by the Movement for Unified Action of the Left (KEDA). KEDA is holding its 1st Panhellenic Conference in Athens offices of OTOE since yesterday.

    Determining its position in the upcoming municipal elections, the Movement pointed out that the difficulties which were presented in DIKKI's initiative must be overcome, and stated that without agreeing to create polarization in the Left, it will support combinations of Left powers, as well as communist candidates.

    [04] «LIGHT» IN THE GERMAN DAMAGES TUNNEL

    Athens, 25 November 2001 (18:29 UTC+2)

    Light in the tunnel for justice to the victims of the Nazi atrocities, with the payment of damages by Germany, can finally be seen.

    From communications between Minister of Foreign Affairs George Papandreou and the President of the Parliament, Apostolos Kaklamanis, parts of which were published in the "Kyriakatikh Avgi" today, the promotion of an initiative which clears the path for more than 60,000 civilians to finally see justice served, is evident.

    It is a law outline which is expected to be submitted to Parliament shortly, with which the "European Treaty for state immunity and the addendum" of 1972, which negates the right of exterritoriality, the powerful weapon of Germany to this day. The related services of the Justice Ministry have already started working on technical details, with the translated copy of the treaty in hand.

    [05] VERELIS: G. PAPANDREOU FOR ATHENS MAYOR

    Athens, 25 November 2001 (18:29 UTC+2)

    Minister of Transports Christos Verelis, proposed George Papandreou as PASOK's candidate for the Municipality of Athens. Answering questions on the upcoming municipal elections, he noted that if Mr. Papandreou ran for Mayor in the Municipality of Athens, there would be a great chance of success, while it would be very useful to Athenians.

    [06] «JENOA 2001» INITIATIVE PROTESTS

    Athens, 25 November 2001 (18:29 UTC+2)

    A solidarity concert for the Intifada, the struggle of the Palestinian people for the recognition of an independent Palestinian state, is being organized by the "Genoa 2001" Initiative, for tomorrow, Monday (26/11), at 8pm, in the Olympic Stadium.

    Also, On Thursday November 30, at 7pm, a meeting has been organized at the Athens Propylea, a march and a surrounding of the US Embassy, in protest of the military face of globalization which is carrying out the war in Afghanistan.

    [07] INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM CONFERENCE IN ATHENS

    Athens, 25 November 2001 (18:29 UTC+2)

    The 25th International Journalism Conference will take place in Athens in May 2004. After the persistence and struggles of the ESIEA for the past three years, it managed to secure the decision of the Journalism Federation, the largest and most valid journalism Union in the world, for the organization of the Conference in Athens, a short time before the 2004 Olympics.

    Participants in this meeting include journalists from 106 countries, who are members of 146 journalism Unions, and represent more than 500,000 members. The conference will last 4 days and a meeting will proceed it, which will be dedicated to "sports journalism and ethics", due to the upcoming Olympics.


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