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Athens News Agency: News in English, 03-06-02

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather Forecast: Local cloud and showers on Monday
  • [02] Foreign Exchange Rates - Monday
  • [03] Coalition of the Left and Progress party changes name
  • [04] Uterus cancer vaccine unveiled in Greece
  • [05] FM to participate in Western Balkans meeting on Monday
  • [06] Bakoyianni visits Istanbul

  • [01] Weather Forecast: Local cloud and showers on Monday

    02/06/2003 09:39:01

    Fair weather is initially forecast throughout the country, with local cloud and showers in mainland areas in the afternoon. Winds light in the west and northwesterly moderate in the east. Temperatures will range from 15C to 31C on the mainland and from 17C to 27C on the islands. Temperatures in Athens between 18C and 30C; and in Thessaloniki from 16C to 28C.

    [02] Foreign Exchange Rates - Monday

    02/06/2003 09:38:35

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 1.191

    Pound sterling 0.725

    Danish kroner 7.483

    Swedish kroner 9.223

    Japanese yen 141.4

    Swiss franc 1.539

    Norwegian kroner 7.941

    Cyprus pound 0.591

    Canadian dollar 1.634

    Australian dollar 1.828

    [03] Coalition of the Left and Progress party changes name

    02/06/2003 09:28:41

    The Coalition of the Left and Progress (Synaspismos) party's programme conference decided on Sunday to change the party's name to Coalition of the Left, Movements and Ecology.

    Summing up the conference's work, party leader Nikos Constantopoulos referred to the high degree of rallying displayed by the party and said a great effort was made to improve the party's image.

    He also focused on issues concerning vested interests and said, referring to the merger between the Hellenic Petroleum and Petrola companies, that an unprecedented and untransparent process has been witnessed in past days.

    Constantopoulos also said the government is sacrificing the public interest in light of elections which will be elections of the most savage polarisation.

    "Never did so few have and control so much. Never in the past did so few have so much and never in the past were so many overwhelmed so much by the heartlessness of government policy," he added.

    [04] Uterus cancer vaccine unveiled in Greece

    02/06/2003 09:28:35

    The first ever anti-cancer inoculation serum was presented in Alexandroupoli, northern Greece on Sunday, during the 9th Conference on Obstetrics and Gynecology, following 15 years of research and studies.

    Apparently, according to the presenting panel of university professors, the uterus cancer is caused by a virus and a such it can be treated by vaccination that causes the immune system to respond and destroy the virus.

    They added that the first results of cases studies on groups of women were very successful and showed that the vaccination should include both boys and girls as soon as they begin an active sexual life.

    [05] FM to participate in Western Balkans meeting on Monday

    02/06/2003 09:28:28

    Foreign Minister George Papandreou, who is presiding over the European Union's council of ministers, on Monday will participate in the meeting of the leaders of the Western Balkan countries in Ochrid of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

    The meeting is taking place in light of the European Union Summit in Thessaloniki in June.

    [06] Bakoyianni visits Istanbul

    02/06/2003 09:27:18

    ISTANBUL (ANA - A. Kourkoulas) - Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyianni on Saturday participated in the inauguration of the Gul Hane park near the Top Kapi palace here, at the invitation of Istanbul Mayor Giurduna.

    Bakoyianni is in Istanbul for the Balkan Policy Club meeting that began on Saturday.

    On Friday, the mayor of Athens met with her Istanbul counterpart and was hosted to a dinner by former Turkish President Suleiman Demirel held for the visiting mayors.

    On Monday, Bakoyianni is expected to visit Ankara, where she is scheduled to meet with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.


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