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Athens News Agency: News in English, 01-06-01

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


  • [01] Euro-Banknotes-Distribution
  • [02] Mobile Phones-Tender
  • [03] Olympic Airways-Ticket Auction
  • [04] Foreign Exchange Rates - Monday
  • [05] Weather Forecast-Saturday

  • [01] Euro-Banknotes-Distribution

    01/06/2001 19:20:25

    The National Confederation of Greek Commerce on Friday asked the government to make euro banknotes available to the public before the European single currency is launched in physical form on January 1, 2002.

    The request for distribution of smaller denominations of notes along with a starter kit of coins at the end of 2001 was sent in a letter to National Economy and Finance Minister Yiannos Papantoniou.

    [02] Mobile Phones-Tender

    01/06/2001 19:04:31

    The state's National Committee for Telecoms and Post Offices has called a tender for June 11 to sell four third-generation mobile phone licences and one second-generation permit.

    On Friday, the committee released the documents for the tender, whose outcome is expected in July. At the weekend, companies interested in the tender will apply to bid.

    Services from third-generation mobile phone technology should be available to the public from 2002.

    Greece currently has four second-generation operators - Panafon, Telestet and Cosmote.

    [03] Olympic Airways-Ticket Auction

    01/06/2001 18:35:59

    Olympic Airways on Friday resumed ticket auctions through the internet and a mobile phone wap technology service that will last until the end of June.

    The auctions are for tickets to nine domestic destinations. OA's internet site is www.olympicairways.gr

    [04] Foreign Exchange Rates - Monday

    01/06/2001 18:26:00

    Buying rates until Monday

    U.S. dollar 398.724

    German mark 172.829

    French franc 051.531

    Pound sterling 565.447

    Irish punt 429.202

    Belgian franc 008.379

    Luxembourg franc 008.379

    Dutch guilder 153.389

    Italian lira (100) 017.457

    Austrian schilling 024.565

    Danish kroner 45.333

    Swedish kroner 36.851

    Finnish mark 056.852

    Spanish peseta 002.032

    Portuguese escudo 001.686

    Japanese yen (100) 335.946

    Swiss franc 222.247

    Norwegian kroner 42.348

    Cyprus pound 586.640

    Canadian dollar 259.836

    Australian dollar 202.899

    [05] Weather Forecast-Saturday

    01/06/2001 18:00:41

    Sunshine is forecast in many parts of the country on Saturday, turning to heavy showers and storms in areas of the north and centre. Winds variable, moderate. In the north, temperatures will range from 16C to 28C; in the west from 18C to 32C; and in the rest of the country from 19C to 35C. Sunny in Athens, with temperatures between 20C and 34C. Showers or storms in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from 18C to 27C.

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