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    The President of the European Parliament, Mr. Cornelius Berkhouwer, arrived in Athens on Sunday (18?

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    The President of the European Parliament, Mr. Cornelius Berkhouwer, arrived in Athens on Sunday (18 August) for talks with the Greek government.

    On Monday (19 August) he attended his first meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Athens, where he talked with the Greek Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis and the Foreign Minister George Mavros.

    Greece is in the process of seeking an early re-entry into the European Common Market. The country became an associate member in 1961, but the agreement was frozen in 1967 when the army seized power. This time Greece is understood to be negotiating for full membership.

    This appears to be one of the moves Mr. Karamanlis and his colleagues are making in efforts to repair the Greek economy after the ravages of the Cyprus crisis. Greece's invisible earnings, mainly from tourism, have been severely hit in the past few weeks and the economy has been deprived of precious manpower by the call-up of military reservists.

    On the diplomatic front, the position of Mr. Karamanlis's administration appears to have been strengthened by assurances from President Valery Giscard d'Estaing of France's "active support and friendship" for Greece.

    SYNOPSIS: Talks were held at the Greek Foreign Ministry in Athens on Monday between Mr. Cornelius Berkhouwer, the President of the European Parliament and Greek Foreign Minister George Mavros.

    Greece is in the process of seeking re-entry into the European Common Market. In nineteen-sixty-one she became an associate member, but the agreement was frozen in nineteen-sixty-seven when the colonels seized power. This time Greece is reported to be negotiating for full membership.

    This appears to be one of the moves Greek Premier Constantine Karamanlis, arriving here, is making in efforts to repair the Greek economy after the ravages of the Cyprus crisis.

    In common with most other countries in the world today Greece is suffering from acute economic difficulties. These have been aggravated by the fighting in Cyprus. Greece's invisible earnings, mainly from tourism, have been severely hit in the past few weeks. The economy was also deprived of precious manpower by the call-up of military reservists. With Greece's decision not to participate in the fighting in Cyprus, this problem at least should soon be lessened.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC5QQREI19N2U2Q6YHH0I19W61
    Media URN:
    VLVAC5QQREI19N2U2Q6YHH0I19W61
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
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    N/A

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