July 1-6, 1955

EOKA-TERRORISM: London 30 – EOKA, the clandestine organization fighting for the union of Cyprus with Greece, is threatening to kill members of the Cypriot police who join the new counter-terrorism unit. CONTRACT WORKERS: The minister for trade, Mr Leon Makkas, announced yesterday that the Coordinating Council has sanctioned his recommendation to reappoint to permanent posts 36 of the 236 temporary staff members at the ministry who were dismissed yesterday. These are former servicemen who enjoy the protection of Law 751, which covers the wives and children of servicemen, civil servants and victims of war. KARAMANLIS AND PUBLIC INTEREST: It has been reported that Minister for Transport and Public Works Mr Constantine Karamanlis has submitted his resignation in a letter to the prime minister, Field Marshal Alexandros Papagos. According to the same sources, Mr Karamanlis refused to sign a contract for the supply of telecommunications equipment from the German firm Siemens, as he considered that certain terms of the contract were disadvantageous to the Greek State. A government source has denied the rumor that Mr Karamanlis had resigned.

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