€ EURO - Greek kiosks in the front line

GREECE - The owners of Greece's 15,000 kiosks say they want help from the government to prepare for the launch of the euro.

"We'll be in the front line for the changeover and we need advice on how to handle very small transactions in euros," says Grigoris Tsigaridas, head of the kiosk-owners' association.

Retailing and supermarket owners' associations launched training programmes for staff in August, often with assistance from banks. But the kiosk-owners lack resources for training schemes, Mr