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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 2004-11-22
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY Thessaloniki, November 22, 2004
[A] NATIONAL NEWS
[B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS
[A] NATIONAL NEWS
The cinema is a tool for the search of truth and the actor has to participate in this tool giving depth to the roles he plays, stated Isabelle Huppert, who added that cinema has changed in the past few years and the actor has to go even further.
The awarded French actress stated that she chooses the pictures she plays in having as a criterion the film directors with whom she shares common concerns.
Yesterday evening, she received the Golden Alexander Prize in an emotional atmosphere and characterized Thessaloniki as the cradle of culture, stressing that the best writers were born in the city.
In the city of Florina, northwestern Greece, temperature dropped many degrees below zero, while snow fell in the mountains of the island of Lesvos, northeastern Aegean, as well as, in the islands of Limnos, Samos and Ikaria.
Snow fell in the mountains around Athens, in Evia and in the mountains of Epirus and Macedonia, northern Greece. According to meteorologists, weather conditions will worsen on Wednesday when temperature will drop even more and north winds will become str onger.
Mr. Rousopoulos commented in response to a question on whether Archbishop Christodoulos had contacted the government before sending a letter on the issue of the FYROM name to the 24 EU leaders.
Mr. Rousopoulos made the comment during the press briefing today when he was asked whether the information on the purchase of new fighter jets is confirmed, in spite of the statements made by the government concerning military spending cuts.
Mr. Pavlopoulos made the statement today after the meeting he had with Chinese Minister of Supervision Li Zhilun, who is on a formal visit to Athens heading a large delegation of Chinese government officials.
The two ministers also discussed issues of mutual interest especially, issues concerning the operation and control mechanisms in public administration. A special reference was made to the Athens Olympic Games and bilateral cooperation aimed at offering e xperience and know-how to Beijing, the host city of the next Olympic Games.
Of the stocks trading today, 48 had gains and 257 had losses, while he value of 114 stocks remained unchanged.
Kurosawa gave a press conference today within the framework of the 45th Thessaloniki Film Festival on the occasion of the special presentation of his work with the screening of 6 of his films.
The Japanese film director expressed satisfaction and surprise for the warm audience he found in Thessaloniki as opposed to his country where his work is not widely known.
He said that he does not regard himself to be a director of terror films and admitted that he is fond of the European cinema.
[B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Specifically, the EU Defense Ministers Council decided to form 13 rapid intervention units, the so-called Battle Groups. Each one of these units will be made up of 1,500 men coming from 13 EU countries and will be in a position to intervene in crises reg ions within 5 to 10 days.
The Dutch Defense Minister, who is currently holding the Council's Presidency, stated that starting next year these units will be ready to intervene when needed, while they will be in full operational readiness by 2007. By then, stated the Dutch Defense Minister, the EU will be able to intervene in two crises regions simultaneously.
The letters are being distributed in the US Senate by Senator Paul Sarbanes and in the US House of Representatives by members of US Congress Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Shelley Berkley, Michael Bilirakis and Carolyn Maloney, within framework of the CEH campaign
aimed at exerting more pressure and influence on the decisions and actions of the US government on the issue.
In the letter by the Australian Prime Minister's office is pointed out that Australia will continue to use the FYROM name when relating or referring to the specific country, while Greece and FYROM are called to reach a mutually acceptable solution to the