September 12, 1953

GREECE-BULGARIA: Paris, 11 (From our correspondent Spyros Theodorou) – The Athens correspondent of the French daily newspaper France Soir reports that «Athens, Ankara and Belgrade have exchanged views in order to determine a joint stance regarding Bulgaria’s recent peace proposals. Greece,» continues the reporter, «proposes to submit the following conditions for restoring normal diplomatic relations with Bulgaria: First, the precise implementation of the terms of the 1946 peace treaty, which in effect means the payment to Greece of war compensation due, amounting to the sum of $45 million; second, the release of all Greek prisoners of war still being held in Bulgaria; third, the immediate return of all children abducted from Greece; and fourth, a curb on support for all activities against Greece and on any help, whether direct or indirect, to the Communist Party of Greece. PAO-PAOK GAME INTERRUPTED: The first game played by PAOK Thessaloniki in Athens was played last night at 9 p.m. at the Panathenian football stadium before a crowd of several thousand. The game, however, was interrupted in the 40th minute of the second half, when the score was tied at 1-1, after the PAOK players left the field in protest at a penalty in their opponents’ favor.