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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 99-12-21

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From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <ert.ntua.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] TRAGIC DEATH OF PASOK DEPUTY
  • [02] MEETING OF GREEK AND CYPRIOT FOREIGN MINISTERS
  • [03] US FAVOURS RESORT TO THE HAGUE OVER GREEK-TURKISH DIFFERENCES
  • [04] GERMAN MINISTER PESSIMISTIC ABOUT TURKEY'S EU ENTRY
  • [05] FOREIGN MINISTER HAS TALKS WITH OMONIA PARTY
  • [06] EUROPEAN LEADERS TO VISIT ATHENS FOR TALKS

  • [01] TRAGIC DEATH OF PASOK DEPUTY

    The country has been shocked to learn of the tragic death of the PASOK deputy, Dimitris Tsetines, who suffered a heart attack and collapsed while addressing parliament in the budget debate yesterday afternoon. Mr Tsetines, who held the seat for Rodopi, was 62. He was born in Mandra, near Xanthi, and had held office continuously for the past ten years. The prime minister, Kostas Simitis, and the other political party leaders, have expressed their sorrow at Mr Tsetines' death. Parliamentary proceedings were interrupted after the incident and will continue today.

    [02] MEETING OF GREEK AND CYPRIOT FOREIGN MINISTERS

    The coordination of moves by Athens and Nicosia regarding Cyprus' accession to the European Union, in the wake of the recent Helsinki summit, was the main topic for discussion at a meeting in Athens yesterday morning between the Greek foreign minister, Giorgos Papandreou, and his Cypriot counterpart, Iannis Kassoulidis. The meeting took place in view of the second round of proximity talks on the Cyprus dispute which are due to open in Geneva on January 27th. Mr Papandreou said that following the favourable decision made in Helsinki, there was now fresh impetus for resolution of the long-running dispute. Mr Kassoulidis pointed out that a solution could only be achieved on the basis of the UN Security Council resolutions on Cyprus, and underlined that Cyprus would not accept any decision that was outside the framework of these resolutions. The American ambassador to the UN, Richard Holbrooke, said it was encouraging that agreement had been reached over the holding of a fresh round of talks on the Cyprus issue between the Cypriot president, Glafkos Kliridis, and the Turkish Cypriot representative, Rauf Denktash. Mr Holbrooke, who was formerly the special American envoy on the Cyprus issue, said the current envoy, Alfred Moses, would attend the second round of Cyprus talks in Geneva.

    [03] US FAVOURS RESORT TO THE HAGUE OVER GREEK-TURKISH DIFFERENCES

    The American State Department spokesman, James Foley, has said the United States believes the best way to resolve any differences between Greece and Turkey over the Aegean is to refer them to the International Court at The Hague. He added that the US recognised only one government in Cyprus, that of President Glafkos Kliridis.

    [04] GERMAN MINISTER PESSIMISTIC ABOUT TURKEY'S EU ENTRY

    The German defence minister, Rudolph Scharping, who is on an official visit to Ankara, said yesterday he did not foresee Turkey becoming a full member of the European Union in the near future. He said the time period for entry negotiations had been left completely open, and drew attention to Turkey's shortcomings with regard to the EU. The most fundamental of these shortcomings concerned the continuing torture in Turkish prisons and Ankara's tactics regarding the Cyprus issue and its differences with Greece over the Aegean. The German defence minister is to have a meeting today with the Turkish president, Suleyman Demirel.

    [05] FOREIGN MINISTER HAS TALKS WITH OMONIA PARTY

    The Greek foreign minister, Giorgos Papandreou, had a meeting yesterday with the president of Albania's main Greek minority organisation, Omonia. The discussion focused on a variety of issues affecting the Greek community in Albania. Albania's new prime minister, Ilir Meta, is expected in Athens next week for talks with the prime minister, Kostas Simitis, and cabinet members.

    [06] EUROPEAN LEADERS TO VISIT ATHENS FOR TALKS

    The Dutch prime minister will visit the Greek capital early next month, while the Swedish premier is expected in mid-January. Both leaders will have talks with the Greek prime minister on European issues.
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