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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 2001-12-20

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


MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY Thessaloniki, December 20, 2001

SECTIONS

  • [A] NATIONAL NEWS
  • [B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • NEWS HEADLINES

    [A] NATIONAL NEWS

  • [01] CABINET IN SESSION
  • [02] SIMITIS MEETS DELEGATES OF CHINESE C.P.
  • [03] MILLER-PAPANDREOU MEETING
  • [04] EXTENSION FOR THE LEGALIZATION OF IMMIGRANTS
  • [05] MASS MEDIA MOBILIZATION AGAINST JOB LOSSES IN THE SECTOR
  • [06] 200 MILLION DRACHMAS COMPENSATION TO A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE VICTIM
  • [07] OLYMPIC AIRWAYS ENDED ITS FLIGHTS TO AUSTRALIA AND THE ISLAND OF PAROS
  • [08] LOSSES IN THE ASE
  • [09] REPPAS: 2.1 TRILLION DRACHMAS TO DEAL WITH UNEMPLOYMENT
  • [10] BALKANS-BLACK SEA COUNTRIES-EASTERN EUROPE: A HANDY GUIDE BY MPA
  • [11] CLARIFICATIONS BY THE FOREIGN MINISTER ON THE EURO-ARMY AND CYPRUS
  • [B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • [12] SIMITIS WILL VISIT BULGARIA
  • [13] SOUTHEASTERN EUROPEAN DEFENSE MINISTERS MEET IN TURKEY NEWS IN DETAILS

    [A] NATIONAL NEWS

  • [01] CABINET IN SESSION The Cabinet will hold a meeting today, presided over by Prime Minister Kostas Simitis. The topic of their discussions will be the materialization progress of the 3rd Communal Support Framework in relation to the schedule and the goals that have been set.
  • [02] SIMITIS MEETS DELEGATES OF CHINESE C.P. Prime Minister Kostas Simitis met with a delegation of the Chinese Communist Party yesterday. At the center of their meeting were the international juncture we are at, international relations and the situation in Central Asia. Furthermore, Mr. Simitis an nounced he will visit China by the end of Spring.
  • [03] MILLER-PAPANDREOU MEETING The visit Mr. Simitis will pay to the US on January 9 and 10, was the topic of discussions during the meeting Foreign Minister Giorgos Papandreou and US Ambassador Thomas Miller had yesterday.

    In statements after the meeting, Mr. Miller underlined that the Simitis-Bush agenda will include terrorism, the situation in the Middle East and the Balkans, the Euroarmy and its relation to NATO and the EU.

  • [04] EXTENSION FOR THE LEGALIZATION OF IMMIGRANTS The political leadership of the Ministry of the Interior, assured the representatives of immigration organizations that "the issue of the extension will be adjusted according to the circular and there will be no problem", when, in the framework of a join t event, the Ministry was asked - by the Athens Workers' Center, also - for, at least, a two-month extension of the legalization phase.

    Setting Easter as the deadline for the legalization, the Ministry of the Interior came to a decision with the Ministry of Public Order, not to deport residents with a temporary 6 month permit (which permits end in the beginning of 2002), if their holders

    have submitted their applications.

    Deputy Minister Papadimas confirmed that a circular sent to the various prefectures, states that immediate priority be given to those whose temporary permits are near expiration, while a new one is being prepared so that receiving necessary paperwork can

    continue after February 2. Depending on the turn-out - and the service of the immigrants in January - the Ministry will estimate if it is necessary for legislative reforms for the extension of the deadlines to take place, in which case the reform will be

    included in the draft for the law of political protection and the completion of the immigration law, which will be voted for near the end of January.

  • [05] MASS MEDIA MOBILIZATION AGAINST JOB LOSSES IN THE SECTOR The layoffs in the sector of mass media, the collective work contracts' violations, and the downgrading of the quality of the news, as it is expressed mainly in the television news bulletins, caused the reaction of the Greek journalists who held a work s toppage this afternoon.

    The work stoppage decision was reached by the Association of Daily Newspapers Journalists in Athens. In the mobilization also took part the Macedonia-Thrace Association of Journalists and the mass media technicians.

  • [06] 200 MILLION DRACHMAS COMPENSATION TO A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE VICTIM An Athens court awarded a 200 million drachmas lump sum compensation and 1.5 million per month for a period of two years to a woman who was the victim of medical malpractice in a breast plastic surgery she underwent in the Naval Hospital.

    In the lawsuit filed by the woman against the Greek state, she claimed that a number of serious omissions were made by the doctors when she was admitted in the hospital and during a breast plastic operation.

    As a result of the omissions and errors that are attributed to the anesthesiologist and the surgeon, the woman became a "vegetable" with a 100% handicap.

  • [07] OLYMPIC AIRWAYS ENDED ITS FLIGHTS TO AUSTRALIA AND THE ISLAND OF PAROS The state-run airline Olympic Airways announced that it will end its flights to Australia and the Aegean island of Paros in early 2002. The passengers who want to go to Australia will have to fly to Singapore with Olympic Airways and from there they will

    board Singapore Airlines' planes to Australia.

    Also, the Olympic Airways management announced that it ends the airline's flights to the Aegean island of Paros as well.

    For the record, those measures are placed within the wider framework of the efforts aimed at dealing with the international crisis in the air transportation sector.

  • [08] LOSSES IN THE ASE Significant losses were recorded in the Athens Stock Exchange today. The general index dropped to -1.01% at 2.584,98 points, while the volume of transactions was 202 million Euro or 69 billion drachmas.

    Of the stocks trading today, only 66 recorded gains and 255 had losses, while the value of 31 stocks remained unchanged.

  • [09] REPPAS: 2.1 TRILLION DRACHMAS TO DEAL WITH UNEMPLOYMENT The sum of 2.1 trillion drachmas will be allocated by 2006 to back the efforts aimed at dealing with the problem of unemployment, according to Labor Minister Dimitris Reppas who made the announcement in the discussion of the new state budget in parliamen t.

    He also announced that the social protection measures for the weaker classes will be strengthened with new social benefits starting on January 1, 2002.

    Mr. Reppas confirmed that 300.000 new job positions, and 300.000 new job training positions will be created by 2004, while 300.000 workers will be placed in training programs.

  • [10] BALKANS-BLACK SEA COUNTRIES-EASTERN EUROPE: A HANDY GUIDE BY MPA Macedonian Press Agency, MPA, has published a handy guide for a fourth year with useful information on the Balkan, and Central and Eastern European countries.

    The guide includes the political system of the Balkan and Black Sea countries, a description of their economy in numbers, the main political figures and their diplomatic representation. It also includes many geographic and historical details, their inter national conflicts, their state of defense as well as, useful telephone numbers.

  • [11] CLARIFICATIONS BY THE FOREIGN MINISTER ON THE EURO-ARMY AND CYPRUS The assurance that Greece will not sign an agreement on the Euro-army if its demands are not satisfied was given by Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Papandreou in a press conference today.

    Mr. Papandreou stated that a road of tough negotiations was opened after the Laeken EU Summit meeting, stressing that Greece will be firm in its positions. He stated characteristically that Greece will defend its interests.

    On the Cyprus issue, the Foreign Minister stated that Cyprus' EU accession into the European Union is given and is independent of the solution of the political problem on the island. He also stated that the current situation favors the efforts to find a solution to the problem stressing, however, that excessive expectations must be avoided.

    On the occasion of the imminent visit of Prime Minister Kostas Simitis to the United States where he will meet with US President George Bush, Mr. Papandreou stated that the two leaders will discuss the Euro-army, the Cyprus issue, the cooperation in the fight against terrorism and the Greek-US cooperation in the Balkans.

  • [B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • [12] SIMITIS WILL VISIT BULGARIA Greek Prime Minister Kostas Simitis will be on a working visit in Bulgaria on January 22.

    The Prime Minister will leave for Sofia in the morning with a special flight and will return to Athens later on the same day.

  • [13] SOUTHEASTERN EUROPEAN DEFENSE MINISTERS MEET IN TURKEY The Southeastern European Defense Ministers annual Summit meeting opened in Antalia, Turkey to discuss, mainly, the establishment of a multi-national Southeastern European Brigade.

    Greek Minister of Defense Yiannos Papantoniou participates in the summit meeting and in statements he made underlined that Greece will not accept any Euro-army regulations that are in conflict with the Greek positions.

    Mr. Papantoniou stated that the decisions on the issue are made by the European Union and speculated that the Greek-Turkish relations will not be affected by the specific issue.

    On the sidelines of the summit, Mr. Papantoniou met with his Turkish counterpart Sabahadin Cakmakoglu.


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