December 18, 1958
FOREIGN SPY: Police have confirmed that they have arrested a notorious foreign spy, a Belgian national of German origin named Eric Goldstein, aged 45. He was arrested at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, where he had been staying after arriving in Athens 10 days ago. His passport lists him as a businessman. His arrest and deportation were requested by the West German government because he is wanted in that country on charges of spying against NATO member states. He has been remanded in custody at the Averoff Prison pending an appeal. His lawyer claimed that his client is a well-known businessman chiefly involved in the metal trade, who fled to Brussels from Berlin in 1934, after the Nazis began persecuting the Jews. He had come to Greece for the first time in the summer of 1957 and became involved in a mining venture, which subsequently failed. He had recently returned to Athens to negotiate a contract for mining and construction ventures within the framework of credits granted to Greece by West Germany. GEORGIOS I. RALLIS: December 13 – A book titled «The Two Roads (Democracy – Communism)» has been published in a popularized but well-documented study of this timely subject. The author is the former minister Georgios I. Rallis.