OPINION

February 27, 1960

WEST GERMANY – SPAIN: London, 25 – Official circles in Berlin have confirmed that plans to install German ammunition and fuel dumps in Spain had been abandoned over a month ago. However, a Labor MP in the House of Commons alleged today that there were already missile bases near Bilbao and at three other sites in Spain. DEATH SENTENCE: Copenhagen, 24 – The Danish foreign minister has told Parliament that it had not been possible to confirm or deny rumors that the Hungarian authorities planned to order the execution of juveniles arrested during the 1956 uprising as soon as they had reached the age of 18. He added that Denmark’s inquiries through the United Nations had not yet borne results. COST OF LIVING: According to an announcement by the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE), the monthly cost of the basic essentials for a family of four with only one parent employed and the two children at school is 2,860.70 drachmas, even though an unskilled worker’s wage is just 1,187 drachmas. ARMENO MATTIOLI: The painter Armeno Mattioli has moved his studio from Piraeus to 13 Skoufou Street, just off Syntagma Square in central Athens.