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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 2002-07-01
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY Thessaloniki, July 1, 2002
[A] NATIONAL NEWS
[B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS
[A] NATIONAL NEWS
The bomber was taken to Evangelismos Hospital intensive care unit in Athens and he is seriously injured in the face, chest and right hand.
According to information, police has conducted an investigation among his friends and relatives and a number of people have been brought in for questioning. The investigation by the anti-terrorist agency focuses on two terrorist organizations namely, "Po pular Resistance" and "Revolutionary Cells".
The revolver found at the place of the explosion was not used in the past in any terrorist attack.
Meanwhile, the Greek-American US Senator Olympia Snow stated after the meeting she had with right-wing main opposition party of New Democracy leader Kostas Karamanlis that she was not the target of terrorists and the bomb attack in Piraeus has nothing to
do with her visit.
Ms. Snow stated that the problem of terrorism concerns directly Greece and the United States. Present in the meeting was US ambassador to Athens Thomas Miller and among others, they discussed the Cyprus issue, the Euro-army and the Greek-Turkish relation s.
Coalition of the Left leader Nikos Konstantopoulos stated that the problem of terrorism concerns everybody and the need to combat terrorism in an effective way is to the interest of democracy and society.
The oil pipeline is a US$100 million investment and links the OKTA oil refineries, which are a Hellenic Petroleum property, with Thessaloniki.
On Wednesday, Mr. Tsochatzopoulos will be in Skopje to visit part of the project. According to information, Mr. Tsochatzopoulos is likely to have contacts with the FYROM state leadership.
At the same time, a plan of cooperation is being drawn-up between the METEKSAN and GANTEK groups where INTRACOM owns 20% since January 2001.
According to a statement issued by INTRACOM, the INTRACOM-METEKSAN-GANTEK cooperation will allow the materialization of big telecommunications projects in Turkey and the wider geographic region.
Of the stocks trading today, 69 recorded gains and 237 had losses, while the value of 70 stocks remained unchanged.
Mr. Protopapas stated that Greece wants the issue to be settled and hopefully Turkey will accept the new framework that was formed in Seville.
Mr. Tsochatzopoulos also stated that 100% of the Parnitha Casino, near Athens, should be given to private investors because according to his opinion, there is no need for the Greek state to own a casino.
He also said that by 2010 electric energy production in Greece will be increased by 40%, while in the sector of tourism the goal for the Ministry of Development is to increase the number of tourists visiting Greece from 12 million they are today to 20 mi llion by 2010.
[B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS
The September 11 terrorist attacks are being condemned, as well as every terrorist attack, while the efforts for successful Olympic Games inn Athens are being backed. Also, the declaration condemns the intentionally unfair stance toward Cyprus by the Uni ted States, the European Union and NATO compared to their stance in the case of Kosovo.
The Pan-Macedonian expresses its support to the rights of the ethnic Greeks in south Albania. On the continuous Turkish provocation and the demands for concessions in the Aegean, made in violation of all international laws and treaties, the Pan-Macedonia n calls for the intervention of the United Nations and condemns the Turkish actions.
On the situation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul, the Pan-Macedonian condemns the acts of discrimination on behalf of Turkey and the violation of religious freedom. Also, the declaration underlines the need for the reopening of the Theology Sc hool in Halki and the restoration of the property rights of the Greeks in Istanbul.
The Pan-Macedonian Association of America supports the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece and stresses that it will never accept an Orthodox Church with the term Macedonia, or any of its derivatives, in its name.
In a resolution signed on the issue of the name of FYROM, it is stressed that the name Macedonia is undoubtedly Greece's historical and cultural heritage and it is underlined that the history of Macedonia, and specifically its name, is non negotiable and
cannot be given away. It is stressed that no name that will include in it the term Macedonia, or any of its derivatives, will be accepted for FYROM.
The Pan-Macedonian Association of America honored members of the Greek community in the United States and Greek parliament deputies Ilias Vlachopoulos of PASOK and Vasilis Pappas of New Democracy. Also, it honored Macedonian Press Agency general director
Spiros Kouzinopoulos, who became honorary member of the "Alexander the Great" Macedonian Association in Florida, for MPA's great contribution to the better information of the Greeks living abroad.
Speaking to MPA, newly elected Pan-Macedonian President Ms. Nina Peropoulou stressed that the organization will give a special emphasis to the issue of the young Greeks living abroad, education, cultural heritage and voluntarism in the Athens 2004 Olympi c Games.