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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 98-03-21

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


Last Update: 17:16 GMT+2

SECTIONS

  • [A] GREECE
  • [B] BALKANS

  • NEWS HEADLINES

    [A] GREECE

  • [01] PANGALOS-ALBRIGHT MEETING IN WASHINGTON
  • [02] RADICAL REFORMS IN THE LABOR RELATIONS IN OLYMPIC AIRWAYS
  • [03] A CONFRENCE ON RIGAS FEREOS WILL BE HELD BY MPA
  • [04] THE US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EXAMINES THE ABOLITION OF THE VISA REQUIREMENT FOR THE GREEKS
  • [B] BALKANS

  • [05] ARMY-GOVERNMENT CONFRONTATION IN TURKEY

  • NEWS IN DETAIL

    [A] GREECE

    [01] PANGALOS-ALBRIGHT MEETING IN WASHINGTON

    Web Posted: 15:49 GMT+2

    Washington 21 March (MPA)

    Theodoros Pangalos spoke about the need to ease off the armaments in Cyprus after the meeting he had with his US counterpart Madeleine Albright.

    The Greek foreign minister reiterated that Ankara is responsible for the tension and added that with Ms. Albright they also discussed the banning of over-flights, stressing that the Cypriot government might accept.

    Regarding the problem in Kosovo, the United States and Greece agreed to cooperate in order to deal with the crisis.

    [02] RADICAL REFORMS IN THE LABOR RELATIONS IN OLYMPIC AIRWAYS

    Web Posted: 15:49 GMT+2

    Athens 21 March (MPA)

    The operational program of the Greek state airline Olympic Airways, that will be presented to its employees today by the company's management, provides for radical reforms in the work relations.

    Among others, it suggests the abolition of collective work contracts and agreements that were in force until today as well as, wage cuts. Also, it establishes a 55hour work-week for the ground employees and a 45hour week for the flying crews, while the number of air-hostesses will be limited from 1 to 3 persons in certain types of airplanes.

    [03] A CONFRENCE ON RIGAS FEREOS WILL BE HELD BY MPA

    Web Posted: 15:49 GMT+2

    New York 21 March (MPA)

    A conference dedicated to the great poet of freedom Rigas Fereos, on the occasion of the 200 years since his death, will be organized by MPA next September. The announcement was made by MPA general director Spyros Kouzinopoulos in a speech he delivered last night during an event held by the Pan-Macedonian Association of US-Canada in New York.

    Mr. Kouzinopoulos referred to MPA's activities that target the Greek communities abroad, stressing the daily news bulletins on the Internet, the publication of the magazine "Elliniki Diaspora", the daily 20-minute television news bulletins transmitted through the Internet, the Balkan News Bank, that will start its operation soon as well as, a number of conferences organized by the news agency.

    Referring to the developments in the Balkans, Mr. Kouzinopoulos stressed that the latest events in Kosovo and Ankara's moves on the issue have revealed the role Turkey wants to play in the region by preserving the tension in south-eastern Europe in order to have the opportunity to become some kind of a protector of the allegedly oppressed Muslim minorities, having as an ulterior motive to assume the role of a "policeman".

    [04] THE US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EXAMINES THE ABOLITION OF THE VISA REQUIREMENT FOR THE GREEKS

    Web Posted: 15:49 GMT+2

    Washington 21 March (MPA)

    The US House of Representatives examines the likelihood to abolish the visa requirement for the Greek citizens who want to visit the United States, according to a report published in the Greek-American newspaper "Proini" in New York.

    On March 25, the Greek Independence Day, the US House of Representatives will examine proposal number 2578 for the implementation of a pilot program exempting the Greeks from the visa requirement. If this proposal is passed and a necessary amendment in legislation is made, then the Greek citizens visiting the United States will not be needing a visa.

    [B] BALKANS

    [05] ARMY-GOVERNMENT CONFRONTATION IN TURKEY

    Web Posted: 15:49 GMT+2

    Ankara 21 March (MPA)

    The army and the government in Turkey entered an open confrontation. The military leadership with a statement accused Mesut Yilmaz indirectly of political passion that puts in danger the democratic structure of the country.

    In response, Mr. Yilmaz stressed that the country's administration is the exclusive responsibility of the government.


    Complete archives of the Macedonian Press Agency bulletins are available on the MPA Home Page at http://www.mpa.gr/ and on the U.S. mirror at http://www.hri.org/MPA/


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