December 30, 1953

GREECE-BULGARIA: Thessaloniki, 30 – In a ceremony at the city’s Mediterranee Hotel ballroom, The Greek and Bulgarian delegations today signed the final protocols determining their countries’ common borders. (…) The foreign minister, Mr Stefanos Stefanopoulos, made the following statements yesterday evening in Athens: «The signing in Thessaloniki of the final protocol by the joint Greek-Bulgarian committee puts an end to a situation that for many years has had so many unpleasant consequences along the Greek-Bulgarian border in the Evros area. LIKE OLD TIMES: There is an abundance of all kinds of food products in the markets this year for the New Year celebrations. There are abundant supplies of locally produced meat of all varieties and qualities, although prices are somewhat high. (…) Central confectioners have been doing a brisk trade, as have the women’s clothing stores. (…) In general, Athens appears to be doing business, just as in the good old days before the war.

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