PM to chair cabinet meeting on Thursday

Prime Minister George Papandreou will chair a cabinet meeting on Thursday afternoon to discuss a number of draft bills being prepared by the government and a variety of measures and pending issues.
These will include a briefing by Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos on progress in restructuring broader state-sector entities and organisations and the decisions made concerning privatisations and the presentation by Justice Minister Miltiadis Papaioannou of a draft bill to accelerate the processing by justice of cases involving state-sector corruption or graft and cases of major public interest.
The cabinet will also discuss an education ministry draft bill on the 'New School', plans for an auxiliary coast guard force, improvements to public administration, the selection of justices for empty positions in the Council of State and Supreme Court and be briefed by Health Minister Andreas Loverdos on issues concerning his ministry.
The prime minister is due to speak at a seminar for Greek ambassadors at the foreign ministry at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.

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