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This Week

Monday PASOK leader George Papandreou to visit Skaramanga Shipyards and Korydallos Municipality. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis visits Kiato to inaugurate Athens-Kiato suburban rail line. Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis to meet with his Swiss counterpart Michael Ambuhl in Athens. The Alexandros Onassis Public Benefit Foundation and the National Archaeological Museum will hold a joint press conference at noon on the restoration of the museum's library, funded by the foundation. The Athens Institute for Education and Research hosts an international conference on psychology at 8.30 a.m. at the Athens Cultural Center of the Municipality of Athens. To Thursday. Tel. 210.363.4209 or log on to www.atiner.gr. Tuesday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to meet with Archbishop Demetrios of America at 2 p.m. At 2.30 p.m. she will meet with the president of the US Chamber of Commerce, Thomas Donohue. The National Technical University, Athens University, Greenpeace Hellas and WWF Hellas will hold a joint press conference on the recent forest fire on Mount Parnitha and its impact on the environment in Attica. Wednesday Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis to meet with SE Europe Stability Pact special coordinator Erhard Busek to discuss a Greek proposal for the setting up of the Regional Development Center in Thessaloniki. The 4th Sound and Music Computing conference begins on Lefkada island and will run through Friday. Tel. 210.727.5320. Thursday Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas to lay the foundation stone of the Thessaloniki Technopolis, the first high technology business park in northern Greece. The Hellenic Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics hosts the eighth international congress on «Mechanics,» at the University of Patras. To Saturday. Tel. 2610.996579 or log on to www.hstam2007.upatras.gr. The second international workshop on «Energy Performance and Environmental Quality of Buildings» begins on the island of Milos, Milos conference center. To Friday. Tel. 210.973.0697. The University of Crete hosts the international conference on «Information Communication Technology in Education,» at its premises in Iraklion, Crete. To Saturday. For details, log on to www.icicte.com. Friday The Research and Training Institute of the Eastern Aegean hosts the fourth international conference on «Advances in Applied Financial Economics,» on the island of Samos. To Saturday. Tel. 210.645.9812 or log on to www.ineag.gr. Saturday The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is hosting a conference on «Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies 2007,» at its premises in Thessaloniki. To Friday. Tel. 2310.998.129.

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