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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 99-07-02

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CONTENTS

  • [01] PARLIAMENT RATIFIES CHANGE IN OLYMPIC AIRWAYS LEADERSHIP
  • [02] US PLEASED WITH GREEK-TURKISH TALKS IN NEW YORK
  • [03] GREEK PRESIDENT ENDS VISIT TO LITHUANIA
  • [04] EDUCATION REFORM MEASURES TO REMAIN IN PLACE
  • [05] EUROPEAN SOCIALISTS PREPARE FOR BALKAN SUMMIT
  • [06] FINLAND'S ASPIRATIONS DURING EU PRESIDENCY
  • [07] PRIME MINISTER BACK FROM LATIN AMERICAN SUMMIT

  • [01] PARLIAMENT RATIFIES CHANGE IN OLYMPIC AIRWAYS LEADERSHIP

    The hearings committee of the Greek parliament last night approved by 8 votes to 4 the appointment of the British executive, Rod Lynch, to replace the managing director of Greece's ailing national air carrier, Olympic Airways. The New Democracy party voted against the appointment while the Greek Communist party, the Democratic Social Movement and the Coalition walked out of the proceedings. Mr Lynch, who appears confident that he will succeed in turning Olympic Airways around, described the case as a major professional challenge and pointed out that a thriving airline created new jobs. Olympic Airways' employees, meanwhile, have called a 24-hour strike for next Tuesday in protest at the move.

    [02] US PLEASED WITH GREEK-TURKISH TALKS IN NEW YORK

    The American State Department spokesman, James Foley, has expressed the United States' satisfaction with Wednesday's meeting in New York between the Greek foreign minister, Giorgos Papandreou, and his Turkish counterpart, Ismail Cem. The two ministers agreed that a joint Greek-Turkish committee should be set up to promote cooperation between the two countries. Mr Papandreou said after the meeting that discussion also focused on multilateral cooperation for the reconstruction of the Balkans after the war in Yugoslavia, as well as the development of the Black Sea region. The acting government spokesman, Iannis Nikolaou, said the issue of terrorism had not been discussed, nor did the Turkish side express its usual claims during the meeting. The New Democracy party said it was in favour of dialogue with Turkey but under certain conditions. The Coalition spoke of a substantial dialogue within the framework of international law, while the Democratic Social Movement expressed its opposition to the talks. In the meantime, the Turkish-Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktash, has expressed regret regarding the latest American initiative aimed at reviving the Cyprus peace talks, and reiterated his refusal to attend the talks unless he was first recognised as a legitimate head of state. The Cypriot foreign minister, Iannis Kassoulidis, has made it clear that Nicosia would attend the talks with the aim of finding a political solution, provided Mr Denktash also came to the negotiating table with the same political will.

    [03] GREEK PRESIDENT ENDS VISIT TO LITHUANIA

    The Greek president, Kostis Stefanopoulos, ends his 3-day official visit to Lithuania today. He was accompanied on the trip by the foreign undersecretary, Grigoris Niotis, and a delegation of Greek businessmen interested in investing in the region. Apart from a short address to the Lithuanian parliament yesterday, Mr Stefanopoulos also had a meeting with the country's president, Valdas Adamkus, at which they discussed bilateral cooperation, especially in the economy and investments, and international issues with emphasis on the situation in the Balkans and on Lithuania's relations with neighbouring countries, specifically Russia and Belaruss. Mr Stefanopoulos said there were no political problems in the relationship between Athens and Vilnius, and pointed out that the presence of the Greek businessmen in the Lithuanian capital would encourage the further strengthening of bilateral relations in the economic sector. Today Mr Stefanopoulos is to meet the Lithuanian prime minister, Rolandas Paksas, and representatives of the country's Greek community. Before leaving for Athens, the Greek president will give a joint press conference with his Lithuanian counterpart.

    [04] EDUCATION REFORM MEASURES TO REMAIN IN PLACE

    The education minister, Gerasimos Arsenis, has made it clear that there will be no going back on the government's education reform measures introduced earlier this year. As a result roughly 12.5% of high school pupils will have to repeat the school year. He attributed poor examination results to inadequate teaching at both primary school and junior high school level and left open the possibility of further improvements to the education reform programme.

    [05] EUROPEAN SOCIALISTS PREPARE FOR BALKAN SUMMIT

    The national defence minister, Akis Tsohatzopoulos, is going to Vienna tomorrow to take part in a meeting of leading members of parties belonging to the European Socialist Party, along with delegates from other Balkan countries, to prepare for the forthcoming Balkan summit.

    [06] FINLAND'S ASPIRATIONS DURING EU PRESIDENCY

    Finland, which yesterday assumed the EU presidency for the second half of this year, has said its priorities include expansion of the European Union towards the east, stability in the Balkans, the effective operation of EU organs and the formulation of a common strategy to combat unemployment.

    [07] PRIME MINISTER BACK FROM LATIN AMERICAN SUMMIT

    The Greek prime minister, Kostas Simitis, returned to Athens yesterday after a week-long visit to Latin America. Today he will chair a meeting of the cabinet at which current political developments and issues related to consumer protection will be discussed.
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