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THURSDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with the government’s general secretary, Argyris Karras, and later with Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis. Synaspismos Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos to meet with Labor Minister Savvas Tsitouridis. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas visits Istanbul to attend the inauguration of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline connecting Azerbaijan and southern Turkey. Culture Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis to attend the official presentation of the magazine Peristylon, published by the Culture Ministry. Labor Minister Savvas Tsitouridis to meet with the National General Confederation of War Victims in Greece. In the afternoon, he is to visit Patras. Athens and Piraeus super-prefect Fofi Yennimata to meet with the chairmen of the Athens and Piraeus Commerce Club and representatives of the Consumer Institute and the Greek Quality of Life Consumer Union (EKPOIZO). Greenpeace and the General Consumer Secretariat to hold a press conference on «Saving Energy: Air Conditioning and Alternative Cooling Forms,» at 11.30 a.m. at the offices of Greenpeace in Athens. International conference on communications and networking begins at the Armonia Hotel in Vouliagmeni. To Saturday. For details, log on to www.worldses.org. PASOK leader George Papandreou to meet with representatives of the Union of Greek Shipowners and Coastal Shipping Union. FRIDAY The festival of New Democracy’s youth organization (ONNED) begins in Lefkada. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to make the opening speech. To Sunday. Communist Party President Aleka Papariga visits Volos. SUNDAY Institute of Philosophical Research hosts the conference «Mind, Might, Money: The Secular Triad in Golden Age Athens,» in Sounion. To July 24. For details, tel 2610.241.058.