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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 99-11-07
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
Last Update: 23:27 GMT+2
NEWS IN DETAIL
 CULTURE MINISTER TRAVELS TO SYNDEY TOMORROW
Web Posted: 14:12 GMT+2Athens, 07/11/1999 (MPA) Culture Minister Elizabeth Papazoi will travel to Sydney tomorrow, November 8, where she will hold talks with the New South Wales government.
Ms Papazoi will have talks with New South Wales State Premier Bob Carr, Olympic Games Minister Michael Knight and other state officials.
 EU REGIONAL POLICY COMMISSIONER IN ATHENS THIS WEEK
Web Posted: 14:12 GMT+2Athens, 07/11/1999 (MPA) The European Union's Regional Policy Commissioner Michel Barnier will conduct a visit to Athens on November 12, where he is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Costas Simitis and Foreign Minister George Papandreou with whom he will discuss issues pertaining to the inter- governmental conference and innovations in institutional affairs, in view of the European Union's expansion.
Mr. Barnier will also meet with National Economy Minister Yiannos Papantoniou to discuss regional policy issues.
 PRESIDENT OF GREECE TO VISIT SLOVENIA THIS MONTH
Web Posted: 14:12 GMT+2Athens, 07/11/1999 (MPA) The President of the Hellenic Republic Costis Stephanopoulos will conduct an
official visit to Slovenia on November 10-12 at the invitation of Slovenian President Milan Kucan.
Mr. Stephanopoulos will be accompanied by Deputy Foreign Minister Grigoris Niotis.
 GOVERNMENT AND MAIN OPPOSITION GO AT IT AGAIN
Web Posted: 14:12 GMT+2Athens, 07/11/1999 (MPA) The ruling PASOK party and the country's main opposition of New Democracy raised the tones once again yesterday with accusations hurled back and forth between officials from both camps.
N.D. leader Costas Karamanlis stated that the Simitis-led government is hooked on power and will resort to anything in order to maintain its position. Moreover, Mr. Karamanlis reiterated his claims of government-led corruption and illegal hires.
Government spokesperson Dimitris Reppas responded that the main opposition party has discovered a "vein of mudslinging" and thus tries to cover his party's emptiness. He challenged Mr. Karamanlis to resort to justice in concern with his claims of corruption.
 ATHENS GETS READY FOR US PRESIDENT'S ARRIVAL
Web Posted: 14:12 GMT+2Athens, 07/11/1999 (MPA) Athens police authorities are getting ready for the arrival of United States President Bill Clinton who will land in Athens next Saturday on Air Force One.
The US President will be accompanied - aside from First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton - by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Assistant Secretary of State Marc Grossman, National Security adviser Sandy Berger, White House Chief of Staff Tony Podesta, National Security Council European Affairs director Tony Blinken and Ambassador Alfred Moses, the presidential Cyprus envoy.
Upon arrival, Mr. Clinton will hold a brief meeting with President Costis Stephanopoulos, to be followed by private talks with Prime Minister Costas Simitis and, later, with New Democracy leader Costas Karamanlis.
President Stephanopoulos will host a dinner for the US president and American officials in the evening.
Mr. Clinton is to deliver a speech on US-Greek relations - with references to the Balkans, Cyprus and Greek-Turkish relations at the Megaron Mousikis on Saturday afternoon, while he will also address the American-Greek Chamber of Commerce on Sunday morning.
The US president will also be accompanied by a number of prominent Greek- Americans, including Senator Paul Sarbanes, World Council of Hellenes Abroad president Andrew Athens, businessmen Angelos Tsakopoulos and John Katsimatidis,
lobbyist Andrew Manatos, and possibly even newly-elected Archbishop Demetrios of America.
 VARTHOLOMEOS CONTINUES VISIT TO TIRANA TODAY
Web Posted: 14:12 GMT+2Tirana, 07/11/1999 (MPA) Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos is continuing his official visit to the Autocephalus Church of Albania. Yesterday, he visited the region of Gjirocaster where he was warmly greeted by both the authorities and the city's Greek community.
Today, Mr. Vartholomeos will inaugurate the Orthodox diagnostic center "Evangelismos" in Tirana, while tomorrow he will travel to Koritsa.
 PREMIER IN PARIS FOR SOCIALIST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Web Posted: 14:12 GMT+2Paris, 07/11/1999 (MPA) Prime Minister Costas Simitis is presently in Paris, where he will participate in the 11th Socialist International conference which opens tomorrow.
The conference will elect its new president and will consider approval of the "Declaration of Paris".
Mr. Simitis is accompanied by PASOK Secretary Costas Skandalidis, Foreign Minister George Papandreou and Alternate Foreign Minister Christos Rokofyllos.
The Premier is also scheduled to meet with French President Jacques Chirac on Tuesday.
 GREEK PRESIDENT TO INAUGURATE NATIONAL BAVARIAN MUSEUM
Web Posted: 14:12 GMT+2Munich, 07/11/1999 (MPA) The President of the Hellenic Republic Costis Stephanopoulos is due to arrive in Munich today, November 7, where he will officially open an exhibition at the National Bavarian Museum.
President Stephanopoulos will open the exhibition at a ceremony on Monday. The exhibition - 'Modern Greece - Greeks and Bavarians in the era of Ludwig I' - will run through to February next year. The Greek president is expected to return to Athens on Monday evening.
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