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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 00-05-27
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
 GREEK-TURKISH JOURNALISTS' MEETING IN RHODESRhodes, 27 May 2000 (15:42 UTC+2)
The role of the mass media in the improvement of relations between Greece and Turkey will be the main topic of discussion in the first three-day Greek-Turkish journalist meeting that opened in the south-eastern Aegean island of Rhodes yesterday.
Speaking in the opening ceremony, Greek governing socialist party of PASOK central committee general secretary Kostas Skandalidis pointed out that this meeting opens the door to hopes for better days in the region.
Also, Aegean ministry general secretary Yiannis Macheridis stressed that journalists have a different role to play than raising and lowering flags.
 ASIA FORUM: PROPOSALS FOR EURO-ASIAN COOPERATION IN TRANSPORTATIONThessaloniki, 27 May 2000 (15:44 UTC+2)
The key to the development of Euro-Asian cooperation in the sector of transportation is the consensus between the states which can be achieved only through overcoming certain distinct national priorities, stated Greek ministry of transportation general secretary Yiannis Maniatis speaking in the sixth day of the ASIA FORUM 2000 that is being held in Thessaloniki.
In order to put to practice certain visions, like the operation of the Euro-Asian axis TRECECA that will link Europe with central Asia through the Caucasus and the Caspian Sea the states in the region must realize that certain distinct national priorities must be lifted within the framework of the globalized economy, said Mr. Maniatis.
He also said that already the initiative that was undertaken three years ago for the unification of the transportation sector in south-eastern Europe has started giving fruit. The signing of a memorandum of understanding by 11 transportation ministers from south-eastern European states has opened the door to the region's transformation into a world transportation crossroads by lifting bureaucratic procedures, unifying pricing policies and introducing clarity in transactions.
 SEMINAR BY THE CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY AND RECONCILIATION IN SE EUROPEThessaloniki, 27 May 2000 (15:43 UTC+2)
A seminar by the Center for democracy and reconciliation in south-eastern Europe will have as a topic the free market economy and will be held in Thessaloniki on June 3-4.
It will be attended by members of the Euro-parliament, economists, lawyers and businessmen, as well as parliament deputies from Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, FYROM and FYROM.
 TSOCHATZOPOULOS: THE GREEK-TURKISH RELATIONS ARE AT A POSITIVE POINTAthens, 27 May 2000 (15:42 UTC+2)
The belief that the Greek-Turkish relations are at an impressively positive point and that Turkey's EU accession prospect has formed a new situation that can affect Turkey's stance, behavior and future prospects was expressed by Greek minister of defense Akis Tsochatzopoulos yesterday.
Mr. Tsochatzopoulos said that Greece and Turkey are neighbors and all possibilities for good neighborly relations, friendship and cooperation between them must be considered.
 EIGHT GREEKS ARE AMONG THE 200 RICHEST PEOPLE IN AUSTRALIAMelbourne, 27 May 2000 (15:43 UTC+2)
Eight Greek-Australians are among the 200 richest people in Australia, according to the weekly magazine "Business Review Weekly".
The Paspali family is listed first among the Greek-Australians and is active in the sectors of pearl cultivation and real estate investments with a fortune of 295 million dollars. In the second place, is the Kaili family with 130 million dollars, active in the sea food trade and pearl cultivation followed by Spiros Stamoulis with a 125 million dollars, active in beverages production, real estate and hotels, while he also owns radio stations and a newspaper. Vicky and Peter Kazakos have personal assets estimated at 120 million dollars and are active in the computer sector.
Nikos Politis is next with 110 million dollars and is active in car sales in Australia, the United States and Britain. He owns a rugby team and is a shareholder in a Greek football team in Sidney, while he owns a private hospital in a rural region in the state of Victoria.
At seventh place is Mr. Balayiannis with 95 million dollars, active in hotels, gambling electronic machines and real estate investments, while at the eighth place of the list with the richest Greek-Australians is Nikolaos Mitris with 90 million dollars. He invests in real estate and he is a shareholder in the casino of the Greek island of Siros.