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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-03-21

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather Monday: Fair, warm
  • [02] 12th Thessaloniki documentary festival concludes
  • [03] Interior Min. on public sector tenure

  • [01] Weather Monday: Fair, warm

    (ANA-MPA) -- Fair weather is forecast throughout the country on Monday, accompanied by unseasonably high temperatures. Temperatures between 3C to 22C in the north; 4C to 22C elsewhere on the mainland and 8C to 20C on the islands. West to southwesterly winds, up to 4 on the Beaufort scale.

    Clear and warm in Athens, 6C to 22C; sunny to partly cloudy for Thessaloniki, 6C to 20C.

    [02] 12th Thessaloniki documentary festival concludes

    The Greek documentary "Gaza, We Are Coming", was awarded the audience award on Saturday evening at the conclusion of the 12th annual Thessaloniki documentary festival.

    The film, by Yorgos Avgeropoulos and Yiannis Karipidis, won the award in the Greek film over 45 minutes category, picking up a prize worth 10,000 euros.

    According to the event's website, the film chronicles the planning and journey of a first such mission to break an Israeli naval blockade, envisioning the docking of the first foreign ships in Gaza in 41 years, in August 2008.

    "Eyes Wide Open", a retrospective of the leftist political movement in Latin America by Uruguay director Gonzalo Arijón, won the audience award for best foreign film.

    "To shoot an elephant", an eye witness account chronicling the work of ISM volunteers in the Gaza Strip during Operation "Cast Lead", won the FIPRESCI award for a foreign film.

    [03] Interior Min. on public sector tenure

    Interior Minister Yiannis Ragoussis was quoted in a press interview, published on Sunday, as promising to drastically reduce the time needed to adjudicate instances where civil servants are charged with serious administrative infractions or dereliction of duty.

    Asked about the thorny issue of civil servants' permanent tenure status, Ragoussis said the issue of evaluation based on meritocracy and the staffing of Greece's public sector must first be addressed.

    He pointed to the establishment of a special commission to decide the appointment of top public sector department heads as a step in the right direction.

    His interview was published in the Sunday edition of the Athens daily "Vima".


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