December 5, 1953

GREECE-NATO: Paris, 4 (From our correspondent Mr Spyros Theodorou) – During today’s latest meeting at the headquarters of our representatives to NATO, an examination was made of the economic aspect of Greece’s military problem based on the country’s military-economic program for 1954 and 1955 which was approved by the Permanent Atlantic Council. The meeting was attended by Mr Exintaris, Brigadier Politakos and economic expert Mr Lamboukos. They examined certain observations by the relevant Atlantic committee regarding the ability of the Greek economy to implement the country’s military-economic program. TAE AIRLINE FOLDS: The transport minister, Mr C. Psarros, has tabled a bill in Parliament on the liquidation of the TAE airline. The State has undertaken to oversee the continued operation of the airline bids can be called for a buyer (who must be a Greek citizen). RETURNED: Thessaloniki, 4 – Turkish border officials today handed over 88 Muslims from Xanthi and Komotini, who had tried to enter Turkey illegally. All were released in order to return to their villages.