OPINION

August 2, 1953

YIANNIS CHRISTOU: (From «An Athenian’s Notes») – At tomorrow’s concert at the Herod Atticus Odeon, the Athenian public will have the opportunity to hear the work of a new Greek composer, Mr Ioannis Christou. PUBLIC DEBT: The minister for coordination, Mr Spyros Markezinis, during his latest meeting with representatives of the Greek and foreign press corps, emphasized the government’s desire to settle the public debt, but under two conditions, the first being equal treatment for all bond-holders of domestic and foreign loans, and secondly, that the responsibility to be assumed by the budget will not create a further inability to meet its obligations. GREECE-BULGARIA: Thessaloniki, August 1 – At 9 a.m. today, talks between the members of the Greek and Bulgarian committees began in Svilegrad for the purpose of settling the border dispute between the two countries. ALIVERI: The Aliveri thermoelectric plant was opened yesterday morning in the presence of King Pavlos, the heir to the throne Constantine and many officials. KOPAIS: Last night, the Greek State signed a contract with the Kopais company for the purchase of the estate of the same name. The finance minister, Mr Papayiannis, signed for the State and Sir Francis Nosworthy for the company. Following the purchase, over 20,000 hectares of land will be distributed to Greek farmers.