March 30, 1954

HOSTAGES: The Foreign Ministry has sent new instructions to Ambassador in Paris Mr Raphail, on the basis of which he will reply via the Bulgarian ambassador, Mr Nedelkov, to the Bulgarian government regarding its latest proposals for a resumption of Greek-Bulgarian diplomatic relations. The Greek government maintains that Bulgaria should assume its responsibility to turn over the Greek soldiers and children it is holding hostage. APOSTOLIDIS ANTHOLOGY: New books: «Anthology 1708-1952,» by Heracles N. Apostolidis, fifth edition, Estia Publications, Athens, 1954. GOLD MARKET: London, 22 – The gold market opened today (…). This world-shattering financial event took place, according to The Associated Press, this afternoon when six gentlemen arrived in London’s bombed-out district, mounted the stairs of the Rothschild Bank and without any fanfare sat down at a table in a room on the first floor and had a short conversation, thereby opening the market (…). It was the first session since 1939, when war forced the British government to close the market and impose state control over gold sales.

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