OPINION

May 24, 1954

GREECE-BULGARIA: Paris, 22 – At 4 p.m. today, Messrs Raphail and Nedelkov, the ambassadors of Greece and Bulgaria in Paris, signed the joint Greek-Bulgarian declaration at the Greek Embassy setting out the procedure for implementing the Bulgarian treaty of 1947 and restoring normal diplomatic relations between Greece and Bulgaria. It also determines the place for repatriating Greek hostages, including children being held in Bulgaria who wish to return home. This Greek-Bulgarian declaration is being released simultaneously today in Athens and Sofia. FOTIS MAKRIS: According to an announcement by the General Confederation of Greek Labor, its general director Mr Fotis Makris, in referring to the question of paid labor, claimed that despite the confederation’s continuing protests, Field Marshal Papagos’s proclamation last February about the restoration of free collective labor contracts has not been implemented, as the relevant bill has not yet been tabled in Parliament. On the contrary, the previous, more complicated system of wage increases, which Prime Minister Papagos promised to abolish, are being retained by means of other bills. (…) Mr Makris then referred to the causes of unemployment (…).