July 24, 1953

GREECE-BULGARIA: (From a report by I.P. Dimitrakopoulos) – According to reliable sources, a Greek delegation has been formed to attend the sessions of the joint Greek-Bulgarian committee on setting the countries’ border. The talks begin in Svilegrad, Bulgaria on August 1. The Greek delegation that is to negotiate with Bulgaria is to consist of Lt. Gen. C. Geroyiannis of the mechanized division, Col. Karahalios of the infantry and Brigadier N. Bouas of the artillery. The committee is to discuss the details of work to restore the border posts along the boundary line and to settle the question of the Evros River border that includes a number of islets, of which the most important is the 70-hectare islet Alpha, the 5-hectare islet Beta and the 2.5 hectare islet Gamma. GEORGE PAPANDREOU: Co-leader of the Liberal Party Mr George Papandreou yesterday made the following statement: «The Liberal Party expresses its sorrow that the government, despite protests from the opposition and the entire press, insists on passing a bill on restricting freedom of the press. (…) The Liberal Party (…) states that it will submit a draft proposal to abolish this restrictive measure when Parliament resumes its sessions.» COSTAKIS TOYIAS: Steamship, every Monday and Wednesday at 5 p.m. for Patras, Zakynthos, Lixouri and Argostoli.

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