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Macedonian Press Agency: Brief News in English, 97-07-11
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
BRIEF GREEK NEWS BULLETIN BY MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY
Thessaloniki, July 11, 1997
NEWS IN DETAIL
 SIMITIS-DEMIREL COMMUNIQUE DISCUSSED TODAY IN MINISTERIAL COUNCIL
Athens, July 11 (MPA)The non-aggression communique recently signed between Greek Prime Minister Kostas Simitis and Turkish President Suleiman Demirel is to be discussed today during the Greek government's ministerial council.
Greece's Foreign Minister Theodoros Pangalos expressed his satisfaction over the progress made in bilateral relations with Turkey, while Turkish Foreign Minister Ismail Cem announced that there will be further developments achieved in the rapproachment attempts made by the two countries.
 CLERIDES-DENKTASH TALKS CONTINUE IN NEW YORK, SECOND MEETING TODAY
New York, July 11 (MPA)The direct talks between the President of Cyprus Glafkos Clerides and the leader of the Turkish-Cypriots Rauf Denktash are being continued in New York today, under the auspice of United Nations chief Kofi Annan.
Today, the UN Secretary General's special envoy Diego Cordovez is to hold separate meetings with Mr. Clerides and Mr. Denktash to whom he submitted a document concerning procedural matters.
According to President Clerides, this document could cover certain aspects, but not all, of the Cyprus issue.
According to reports from the Cypriot News Agency KYPE, this document mainly concerns constitutional issues.
 BRITISH ENVOY TO CYPRUS SIR DAVID HANNAY TO ARRIVE IN N.Y. TODAY
New York, July 11 (MPA)The British government's special envoy for the Cyprus issue Sir David Hannay is to arrive in New York today in order to attend the direct talks held between the President of Cyprus Glafkos Clerides and the leader of the Turkish-Cypriots Rauf Denktash.
According to reports, Sir Hannay is to aid in resolving certain procedural issues.
Diplomatic observers at the United Nations headquarters assess that today's round of direct talks is especially critical.
 THESSALONIKI TO GAIN TEN "INFOKIOSKS", AS PART OF "POLIS" PROGRAMME
Thessaloniki, July 11 (MPA)Thessaloniki's Local Administration Prefecture has opened ten electronic information kiosks throughout the city, an operation within the framework of a pioneering European programme-network called "POLIS".
The kiosks, already a routine sight in four other European cities, Hanover Stockholm, Brescia and Leeds, will provide the city's residents and visitors with access to information that will minimize their trips to public agencies and services.
Some of the topics the public will have access to in these "infokiosks" will be matters concerning the economy, market activity and local development.
 GREEK-AMERICAN GEORGE TENNET IS A LIKELY CANDIDATE TO LEAD CIA
Washington, July 11 (MPA)The US Senatorial Committee on Information Services has approved the appointment of Greek-American George Tennet as CIA Chief.
The 19 senators' unanimous decision paves the road for Mr. Tennet's appointment, which still has to gain the approval of the Senate's plenary session.
 TWO PERSONS KILLED IN BOSNIA DURING NATO'S OPERATION
Belgrade, July 11 (MPA)Two Bosnian-Serbs were killed in Bosnia yesterday, during episodes that erupted when NATO's SFOR force assigned to Bosnia attempted to arrest the former police chief of the city of Priedore, Simo Triliaca, who is said to have tortured a score of Muslims and Croats between April and December of 1992.
Following an exchange of fire, Triliaca and his guard were killed while an SFOR troop was wounded.
Meanwhile, the president of the Serb Republic of Bosnia Biliana Plavsic reacted strongly to the operation and said that this incident is going to have an affect on the country's relations with NATO.
 US PRESIDENT EXPECTED IN ROMANIA TODAY
Bucharest, July 11 (MPA)United States President Bill Clinton is expected in Romania today, where he will conduct an offical visit.
This is to be the first visit conducted to Romania by a US President in the last twenty years.
President Clinton's visit to Bucharest is held mere days after Romania's unsuccessful attempt to enter NATO and it is expected that Mr. Clinton will be confronted by disgruntled Romanian politicians who are embittered over the fact that the US did not second their country's accession to the Alliance, at least during the first phase of the latter's expansion.
 TURKISH PM REQUESTS HIS COUNTRY'S FULL ACCESSION TO EU FROM SANTER
Ankara, July 11 (MPA)Turkish Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz has forwarded a letter to the European Union's leaders and to the President of the European Commission Jacques Santer wherein he requests that his country enter the Community as a full member.
The Turkish Premier noted that the report and comments issued by the EC in regards to the accession of new members, which is to be published by July 16 the latest, should not exclude Turkey "now that a new government has come to power and the country's relations with the West are becoming more substantive."
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