OPINION

February 2, 1955

USSR – WEST GERMANY: London, 25 – The Soviet Union had another surprise for the West today. It recognized the government of West Germany, ending its state of war with that country. It abolished all restrictions on the movement of Germans within Russia, according them the same status as other foreigners, and without demanding anything in exchange. WOMEN’S RIGHTS: The justice minister, Mr Kleanthis Theofanopoulos, yesterday received representatives of the federation of women’s organizations who asked him to pass a law abolishing any remaining obstacles preventing women from holding public office of any kind, in accordance with the international treaty on women’s civil rights which Greece has ratified by law. AUNTIE LENA: «Auntie Lena’s Little Newspaper.» The 28th edition of the newspaper edited by Mrs Antigone Metaxa has just been released, filled with a variety of illustrated stories for primary school children. TRAM FOR THESSALONIKI: At yesterday’s session of the coordinating council, it was decided to abolish the tram service in Thessaloniki. The staff will either be dismissed, transferred or compensated.