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Athens News Agency: News in English, 00-04-01

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Arta-Karamanlis-Rally
  • [02] Agrinio-Simitis-Rally
  • [03] Weather Forecast-Sunday
  • [04] Foreign Exchange Rates-Monday

  • [01] Arta-Karamanlis-Rally

    01/04/2000 20:43:33

    Addressing an election rally in Arta, western Greece, on Saturday, main opposition New Democracy (ND) party leader Costas Karamanlis accused the ruling PASOK government of attempting to distort his party's image and policies and create "artificial tension".

    The ND leader insisted that his party belonged to the "middle" political spectrum, "a genuine expression of liberalism and social solidarity."

    He pledged that if the ND won the April 9 general elections, it would confront the problem of unemployment, which is of concern to the region of Epirus.

    [02] Agrinio-Simitis-Rally

    01/04/2000 19:51:47

    Ruling PASOK leader and Prime Minister Costas Simitis told an election rally in Agrinio, western Greece, on Saturday that during the last four years his government had "made Greece strong" and that the country's growth rate now stands at 3.5 per cent and would reach about 4 per cent in the coming years.

    He said that over the past four years his government had achieved its ambitious objectives and had undertaken major projects.

    Simitis underlined that his government had achieved the country's economic growth and would continue to do so. "The growth rate in Greece is 3.5 per cent and in the coming years it will be around 4 per cent. We are among the first in Europe. That is what we achieved through our policy," Simitis said, expressing certainty that PASOK would win the April 9 general elections.

    [03] Weather Forecast-Sunday

    01/04/2000 16:04:57

    Partly cloudy weather with sunny spells is forecast in most parts of the country on Sunday with a slight drop in temperature in northern Greece. Scattered cloud in Macedonia, Thrace and the islands of the northern and eastern Aegean. Winds will be variable, light to moderate, turning strong in the Aegean Sea.

    [04] Foreign Exchange Rates-Monday

    01/04/2000 12:56:19

    Following are indicative foreign exchange buying rates for commercial banks, released by the central bank for the next working day.

    Monday's rates

    Euro 332.042

    U.S. dollar 347.527


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