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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 2004-02-18
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY Thessaloniki, February 18, 2004
[A] NATIONAL NEWS
[B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS
[A] NATIONAL NEWS
with disabilities in the Olympic Stadium. Mr. Karamanlis visited the offices of the "Athens 2004" Olympic Organizing Committee, where he stressed the need to organize better Olympics and he will later attend the meeting of the European People's Party to be held in Athens.
Akis Tsochatzopoulos, stressed that this unit has helped the area out of its isolation.
The 330 Megawatt power plant is considered a model for European standards and has turned Florina into a main electricity contributor after Kozani.
In his speech, Mr. Simitis referred to the development works carried out over the last few years in the Florina Prefecture, in the broader Western Macedonia region, and the Greek periphery in general. He pointed out that after two 4-year tenures a new ho peful effort will begin on March 7, with the major democratic front and appeared certain of PASOK's electoral victory.
Mr. Simitis stated that, "Greece is changing to the better. There is a momentum of development all around us. We are completing a creative course of 8 years and are beginning on March 7, with the great democratic and progressive front, a new hopeful effo rt".
The Prime Minister attacked New Democracy, stating that the Opposition can only commit to a return to the economy, social insurance and self asserting clientele attitude of the 1990-1993.
He continued to state that Greece conquered its goal of entering the EMU, conquering a stable economy and having an above average growth rate in the EU. It achieved major national goals with the Helsinki and Copenhagen agreements and the accession of Cyp rus to the EU.
The Prime Minister proceeded to list the achievements of the PASOK government in the periphery over the last 4 years.
Of the stocks trading today, 98 had gains and 207 had losses, while the value of 81 stocks remained unchanged.
She was born in 1903 and met Nikos Kazantzakis when she was 20 years old and he was 41. They lived together for 20 years before they got married in November 1945. Their best man was Angelos Sikelianos.
Since 1946 they went on a self-imposed exile and lived in south France.
She was a writer herself but she chose to promote the work of her beloved husband. Her most important book was Nikos Kazantzakis' biography based on unpublished letters and texts. She also wrote a book on Mahatma Gandhi and Panait Istrati, as well as a b ook on China. She worked as a journalist wrote many poems and gave a number of lectures and speeches in universities, as well as radio and television interviews on Kazantzakis and Greece.
After her husband's death she left France and moved to Geneva. During the seven-year junta in Greece she went to Cyprus and was arrested by the Turks when they invaded the northern part of the island.
Since 1989, after a serious accident in Geneva, Eleni Kazantzaki moved to Athens where she stayed with her adopted son in Voula, near Athens.
She was born in Piraeus and her origin was from Russia. She never went to a Greek school and got her elementary and secondary education in a German school in Athens.
She studied at the Greek National Theater Acting School and her first appearance was as a chorus girl in Euripides' "Medea" in 1942.
Her first appearance in the big screen was in 1947 in the firm "The children of Athens". Her international career was launched in the 60s.
Despo Diamantidou traveled to the United States in 1967 and stayed until the end of the Greek junta in 1974 expressing her opposition to the regime. She starred in many films and theater plays together with her best friend Melina Mercuri. She also played
next to Woody Allen in the film "The peacemaker".
She performed in over 40 Greek films and had been married to Andreas Filippidis, a famous Greek actor.
There was an agreement on the topics that will be discussed and the questions will concern economy, education, health, foreign policy, defense and public administration. Also, they agreed that journalists are going to be able to pose questions on other i ssues in a second round. If there is a need for clarifications journalists will be able to ask more questions in order to get answers. The number of the televised debates has not been decided yet, while no discussion was made on the names of the journalis ts who will participate.
The letter is signed, among others, by former European Commission President Jacques Sander, three European Parliament Presidents, three Presidents of European Parliament Groups, Olympic Games medallists Echerer and Mennea and Italian prosecutor Di Pietro .
In the letter it is stressed that high percentages of the British public opinion, 81% of those participating in an opinion poll and 90% of the British museum employees see positively the request for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens this year .
[B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS