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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-10-09

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  • [01] Weather Forecast: Mostly sunny on Wednesday
  • [02] Foreign Exchange Rates - Wednesday
  • [03] Greece's EU presidency hopes to complete job measures
  • [04] Deputy press minister lauds ''Athens 2004'' organizing efforts

  • [01] Weather Forecast: Mostly sunny on Wednesday

    09/10/2002 10:34:25

    Sunny weather is forecast in most parts of the country, with cloud that may turn to showers in the west, south and eastern Aegean islands. Winds variable, light to moderate. In the north, temperatures will range from 12C to 24C; on the rest of the mainland from 15C to 27C; and in the Aegean islands from 18C to 26C. Temperatures in Athens between 16C and 26C; and in Thessaloniki from 13C to 23C.

    [02] Foreign Exchange Rates - Wednesday

    09/10/2002 10:33:48

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 0.987

    Pound sterling 0.631

    Danish kroner 7.486

    Swedish kroner 9.229

    Japanese yen 122.7

    Swiss franc 1.478

    Norwegian kroner 7.334

    Cyprus pound 0.577

    Canadian dollar 1.571

    Australian dollar 1.802

    [03] Greece's EU presidency hopes to complete job measures

    08/10/2002 23:30:38

    LUXEMBOURG (ANA/B.Demiris) - Greece hopes to complete a European Union strategy to boost employment during its rotating presidency of the 15-nation bloc in the first half of 2003.

    ''This would be to achieve the target of more jobs and better jobs,'' Deputy Labour Minister Lefteris Tziolas told a meeting of EU employment ministers in Luxembourg.

    Tziolas said the aim was to get the package of guidelines adopted at a summit in June next year at the end of Greece's six-month term as president.

    [04] Deputy press minister lauds ''Athens 2004'' organizing efforts

    08/10/2002 23:30:31

    Deputy Press and Media Minister Telemachos Hytiris spoke of a difficult course to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games in an interview with the Athens New Agency, in his capacity as the coordinator of the Games' communications sector.

    Hytiris stressed that the great difficulties that appeared at the beginning of the preparations for the Olympic Games now belong to the past, as significant steps were taken, while he stressed the huge contribution by Prime Minister Costas Simitis to the speeding up of the preparation processes.

    He also lauded the work of ATHOC President Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, as well as the work of all government officials that were responsible for the Games' preparations.

    The minister underlined the benefits Greece would receive before and after the Games from the permanent infrastructure constructed in light of the Games.

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