PM chairs meeting on updating legislation on referendums

Prime Minister George Papandreou on Wednesday chaired a meeting on updating Greek legislation for holding national referendums. The meeting was attended by Justice Minister Miltiadis Papaioannou, Interior Minister Haris Kastanidis, Administrative Reform and e-government Minister Dimitris Reppas and Parliament President Philippos Petsalnikos.
Sources said that the government is considering holding referendums in autumn on a variety of issues, from matters relating to the political system to issues concerning education, such as the introduction of private universities.
The prime minister will shortly have a meeting with government vice-president and finance minister Evangelos Venizelos, while earlier he met the leadership of the National Bank of Greece.

PM chairs meeting preparing for emergency EU summit
Prime Minister George Papandreou on Wednesday chaired a meeting of government ministers, including finance minister Evangelos Venizelos, to prepare for the possibility of an emergency EU summit on handling the debt crisis.
The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinidis, Administrative Reform and e-Governance Minister Dimitris Reppas, Alternate Development, Competitiveness and Shipping Minister Haris Pamboukis and Deputy Finance Minister Philippos Sahinidis.

PM meets with outgoing Chinese, French ambassadors
Prime minister George Papandreou had consecutive meetings on Wednesday with outgoing ambassadors Luo Linquan of China and Christophe Farnaud of France.

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