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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 03-10-25
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
 CANCER HAS TAKEN UP NIGHTMARE DIMENSIONSThessaloniki, 24 October 2003 (21:46 UTC+2)
The likelihood to ban smoking at the workplace is being considered by the European Union as cancer has taken up the dimensions of a nightmare in Europe. The above were stated among others by European Commissioner Mrs. Anna Diamantopoulou, responsible for social affairs issues, who addressed a special event in Thessaloniki today organized by the Macedonia-Thrace branch of the Greek Cancer Society.
Based on the shocking figures presented by Mrs. Anna Diamantopoulou, over 1.5 million cancer cases are being reported every year in the EU, while one in three people is likely to experience cancer either directly or indirectly within the family.
In Greece, more than 350.000 cancer cases are being reported every year and most of them are lung and chest cancer cases.
 THE GREEK UNDERSECRETARY OF DEFENSE MET WITH THE ALBANIAN DEFENSE MINISTERTirana, 24 October 2003 (22:07 UTC+2)
Issues related with the promotion of bilateral military cooperation between Greece and Albania were at the center of the meeting Greek Undersecretary of Defense Thodoros Kotsonis had in Tirana today with Albanian Defense Minister Panteli Majko within the framework of the proceedings of the Southeastern European Defense Undersecretaries' Summit.
Mr. Majko thanked Greece for its continuous support to the reorganization and upgrading of the Albanian armed forces and referred specifically to the two bilateral agreements concerning the Military Hospital at Ghirokastre and the Naval Base at Durres at Bisht Palla.
On his part, Mr. Kotsonis underlined Greece's political will to back the upgrading of the armed forces of all southeastern European countries aimed at their accession into the Euro-Atlantic structures for the benefit of peace, security and stability in the region.