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Athens News Agency: News in English, 00-08-14

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather Forecast-Tuesday
  • [02] Foreign Exchange Rates-Wednesday
  • [03] Stock Market-Close
  • [04] Greece - Palestinian Authority - foreign ministers meet
  • [05] Balkans-meetings-Prespes festival

  • [01] Weather Forecast-Tuesday

    14/08/2000 19:26:44

    Sunny weather is forecast throughout the country on Tuesday, with scattered cloud in central and northern mainland Greece from late afternoon.

    [02] Foreign Exchange Rates-Wednesday

    14/08/2000 19:05:37

    Following are indicative rates released by the central bank for the next working day. August 15 is a public holiday.

    Wednesdays rates (buying)

    Euro 334.393

    U.S. dollar 369.718

    German mark 170.972

    [03] Stock Market-Close

    14/08/2000 18:57:23

    Stocks rose on the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday for the second consecutive session with construction shares greatly outperforming the market.

    Trade remained thin, and turnover needed to rise in order for a trend to emerge, analysts said.

    The general index ended 1.69 percent higher at 3,806.64 points with turnover at 55 billion drachmas.

    [04] Greece - Palestinian Authority - foreign ministers meet

    14/08/2000 17:30:21

    The foreign minister of the Palestinian Authority, Nabir Sar, is to pay a brief visit to Athens on Monday, where he will have talks with Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou this afternoon and brief him on the latest developments regarding the declaration of an independent Palestinian state.

    [05] Balkans-meetings-Prespes festival

    14/08/2000 16:02:17

    Balkan statesmen are scheduled to hold meetings within the framework of the annual "Prespes" festival which will be held with the participation of artists from Greece and other Balkan states, in Florina, northern Greece, and on the island of Agios Achileios from 25 through 28 August.

    Within the framework of this year's "Prespes 2000" events, Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization Minister Vasso Papandreou, will hold separate meetings on Saturday, 26 August, with FYROM's interior and public order minister and with Albania's vice president and labor minister, while on the same day, National Economy Deputy Minister Yiannis Zapheiropoulos will hold meetings with his FYROM and Albanian counterparts.

    Culture Minister and Deputy Culture Minister Theodoros Pangalos and Giorgos Floridis, respectively, will hold separate meetings with their counterparts from Balkan states on 27 August, while later in the day Pangalos will inaugurate the "Prespa Library" at Agios Germanos.

    Several government officials and Parliament deputies have been invited and are expected to attend the festival events.


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