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Athens News Agency: News in English, 04-03-06

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] PASOK information booth vandalised in Maroussi
  • [02] PM visits his own constituency in working-class Kaminia
  • [03] Main party leaders hold lunches for journalists
  • [04] DHKKI leader visits Peristeri
  • [05] Weather Forecast: Sunshine, showers from the west on Sunday
  • [06] Weather Forecast: Sunshine, showers and sleet on Saturday
  • [07] Foreign Exchange Rates: Monday

  • [01] PASOK information booth vandalised in Maroussi

    06/03/2004 19:12:26

    A ruling PASOK party information booth for non-local voters in Kastalia Square, Maroussi was vandalised during the night by unknown assailants, it was reported on Saturday.

    The culprits flung rocks through the booth's glass windows and then fled the scene without being intercepted.

    [02] PM visits his own constituency in working-class Kaminia

    06/03/2004 19:12:20

    Prime Minister Costas Simitis on Saturday visited his own constituency in the working-class district of Kaminia in southwest Athens near Piraeus, on the eve of the general elections on Sunday.

    His first port of call was the district's central square, where he talked with local residents and visited a number of shops and businesses on the square and surrounding roads.

    He then called at PASOK's campaign office in Kaminia, after which he joined PASOK party parliamentary candidates in the Athens 1st and Piraeus 2nd constituencies for a glass of wine in a local taverna.

    [03] Main party leaders hold lunches for journalists

    06/03/2004 19:12:13

    On the eve of the general elections on Sunday, ruling PASOK leader George Papandreou and main opposition New Democracy leader Costas Karamanlis on Saturday both held lunches for journalists to thank them for their work during the pre-election campaign.

    Papandreou held his dinner at Kerameikos and Karamanlis at the restaurant Aigli in Zappion.

    Both leaders said they were confident about victory in the polls.

    [04] DHKKI leader visits Peristeri

    06/03/2004 19:12:07

    Visiting the west Athens district of Peristeri on Saturday, one day before Sunday's general elections, Democratic Social Movement (DHKKI) leader Dimitris Tsovolas thanked journalists for their role in informing the public but also complained that no DHKKI representatives had been invited to discussions organised by two television stations on Friday night.

    [05] Weather Forecast: Sunshine, showers from the west on Sunday

    06/03/2004 19:12:00

    Sunny weather is forecast in eastern parts of the country and the Aegean islands on Sunday, with cloud in the west turning to showers later on as the weather front moves eastward. Icy conditions on the mainland overnight, with temperatures falling below freezing. Winds easterly and southeasterly, moderate to strong, rising to gale force over the Ionian Sea. Temperatures in Athens 1C to 13C and in Thessaloniki from 1C to 9C.

    [06] Weather Forecast: Sunshine, showers and sleet on Saturday

    06/03/2004 15:21:24

    Overcast weather turning to showers or sleet is forecast in the east and south, with cloud and sunny spells elsewhere. The mainland will be icy overnight. Winds variable, moderate to strong. Temperatures in Athens 4C to 11C and in Thessaloniki from 1C to 7C.

    [07] Foreign Exchange Rates: Monday

    06/03/2004 15:21:17

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 1.229

    Pound sterling 0.675

    Danish kroner 7.511

    Swedish kroner 9.273

    Japanese yen 136.5

    Swiss franc 1.590

    Norwegian kroner 8.734

    Cyprus pound 0.590

    Canadian dollar 1.640

    Australian dollar 1.638


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