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Athens News Agency: News in English, 03-09-24

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather Forecast: Sunshine on Wednesday
  • [02] Foreign Exchange Rates - Wednesday
  • [03] President receives visiting Hungarian head of state
  • [04] Alternate FM Yiannitsis discusses EU coordination with EU FMs

  • [01] Weather Forecast: Sunshine on Wednesday

    24/09/2003 09:33:57

    All parts of the country will be warm and sunny. Early morning visibility will be restricted in some areas. Winds variable, light to moderate. On the mainland, temperatures will range from 12C to 32C; and in the islands from 18C to 29C. Temperatures in Athens between 19C and 31C; and in Thessaloniki from 15C to 29C.

    [02] Foreign Exchange Rates - Wednesday

    24/09/2003 09:33:29

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 1.155

    Pound sterling 0.699

    Danish kroner 7.487

    Swedish kroner 9.102

    Japanese yen 128.9

    Swiss franc 1.565

    Norwegian kroner 8.203

    Cyprus pound 0.588

    Canadian dollar 1.561

    Australian dollar 1.706

    [03] President receives visiting Hungarian head of state

    23/09/2003 23:38:03

    President of the Republic Kostis Stephanopoulos on Tuesday received visiting Hungarian President Ferenc Madl, currently in Greece on an official visit.

    Madl's talks with Stephanopoulos covered cooperation between Greece and Hungary in the framework of NATO and the European Union, of which Hungary is to become a full member on May 1, 2004.

    The two men also discussed business investments, Euro-Atlantic ties and the new European Constitution.

    Madl asked that the two countries intensify cooperation within NATO organs, noting that Budapest attached great importance to the Alliance, and asked that Greece support Hungary's request that the new EU constitution contain articles for the protection of ethnic minority rights.

    Stephanopoulos replied that Greece supported the processes leading to the creation of an EU constitution and said that those drafting the text had given the necessary guarantees for the full coverage of such rights.

    [04] Alternate FM Yiannitsis discusses EU coordination with EU FMs

    23/09/2003 23:30:52

    NEW YORK (ANA - P. Panagiotou) - Alternate Foreign Minister Tassos Yiannitsis attended a meeting of European Union foreign ministers, held on Tuesday on the sidelines of the UN's 58th General Assembly, focusing on the coordination and joint action of EU member-states on a series of international issues.

    At noon, local time, Yiannitsis would be attending a luncheon given by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in honour of leaders and representatives of states and governments, while in the afternoon he would be participating in the meeting between EU foreign ministers with their Russian counterpart.


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