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Maik:
Kef fire risk 20/05/24: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8846 GBP   Â£1 GBP = 1.1304 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1233 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.6792 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5955 €UR
   
Based on National Bank of Greece exchange rates.   
Other banks likely to offer rates which may be marginally higher or lower.    
Banks and foreign exchange offices normally charge standard 2% commission.   
You may get a better rate changing your holiday money in advance at e.g. the Post Office.   
NB: some f-ex agencies advertise "No Commission".    
Invariably, they deduct commission before they (don't) advertise the rate.   
Foreign exchange offices are businesses, not charities.   
   
Ten day weather forecast for Kefalonia:   
This is an overall forecast, due to the mountainous terrain the weather can be very localised.   
Updated forecast @ weather.com   
   
Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast   
Mon 20/05   29°/20°   23 km/h   02%   Cloudy    
Tue 21/05   28°/17°   23 km/h   02%   Cloudy    
Wed 22/05   25°/16°   22 km/h   08%   Sunny    
Thu 23/05   24°/16°   22 km/h   03%   Sunny    
Fri 24/05   26°/17°   20 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny    
Sat 25/05   26°/18°   14 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud    
Sun 26/05   25°/17°   17 km/h   09%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 27/05   24°/17°   16 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Tue 28/05   24°/17°   15 km/h   05%   Sunny    
Wed 29/05   25°/17°   15 km/h   09%   Mostly sunny    
   

Maik:
11 forest fires across Greece in 24 hour period prior to 18:00 on Sunday, 19/05/24

Maik:

--- Quote ---Water investors have withdrawn billions, says research

Shareholders in some of the UK's largest water companies have taken out tens of billions of pounds but failed to invest, new research claims, with firms planning to raise household bills to fund future spending.

Investors have withdrawn £85.2bn from 10 water and sewage firms in England and Wales since the industry was privatised more than 30 years ago, analysis by the University of Greenwich suggests.

Companies are under pressure following sewage spills and water leaks, which critics have blamed on under-investment in the country's infrastructure.

Ofwat, the industry regulator, said it "strongly refuted" the figures.
--- End quote ---
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cw4478wnjdpo

Maik:

--- Quote ---Greek PM urges Commission to take action on multinationals

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has penned a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, urging action on the issue of Territorial Supply Constraints (TSCs) within the European Single Market.

TSCs are restrictions imposed by multinational manufacturers to prevent retailers and wholesalers from sourcing where they wish within the European Single Market. A past study by the Commission has found that TSCs cost EU consumers more than €14 billion a year.
--- End quote ---
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1239185/greek-pm-urges-commission-to-take-action-on-multinationals/

Maik:
Traffic diversions in Argostoli and Lixouri due to Unification Celebrations tomorrow:

Argostoli
09:00-11:00 No parking, stopping or passage on Leoforo G. Vergoti Street in front of the Metropolitan Church of Evangelistria.
10:00-12:00 No parking, stopping or passage on Rizospaston from junction with I. Momferatou to junction with E.E. Street. Stavrou. Entire length of I. Momferatou.

Lixouri
09:00-13:00 No parking, stopping or passage along Rizospaston and A. Laskaratou from plateia Rizospaston to junction with D. Solomou and A. Laskaratou.

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