July 2, 1955

CYPRUS ISSUE: The deputy prime minister and acting foreign minister, Panayiotis Kanellopoulos, announced yesterday evening the following policy on the British proposal for a tripartite conference with Greece, Britain and Turkey. Mr Kanellopoulos met with the prime minister, Field Marshal Alexandros Papagos, and exchanged views and telegrams with Foreign Minister Stefanos Stefanopoulos, who is currently in Paris. It was decided that Mr Kanellopoulos will speak today with each of the political party leaders and their representatives in Parliament – Messrs Sophocles Venizelos, Spyros Markezinis, George Papandreou and Savvas Papapolitis to get their views on the issue. Despite the secrecy, it is considered certain the goverment will accept the British proposal. CONTRACT WORKERS: Minister of Trade Leon Makkas announced yesterday that the Coordinating Council has accepted his recommendation to reappoint to permanent posts 36 of the 236 temporary ministry staff members who were dismissed yesterday. These are former servicemen who enjoy the protection of Law 751, wives and children of servicemen, civil servants and war victims.

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