THURSDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Cyprus’s European Commissioner Markos Kyprianou at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., he will meet with the board of the Central Union of Greek Municipalities (KEDKE), and at 11.30 a.m. with the board of the Union of Prefectural Local Authorities (ENAE). President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias to meet with the Panepirotic Federation of Greece at 12.30 p.m. Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis holds a press conference to present the draft law on tax evasion, at 1 p.m. Education Minister Marietta Giannakou visits Cyprus. She is expected to meet with her Cypriot counterpart Akis Kleanthous while also attending talks with Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos. Synaspismos Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos to attend meeting of western Attica local authorities at 7 p.m. in Peristeri. UNHCR Greece holds a press conference on refugees’ issues at 3.30 p.m. on the island of Samos. FRIDAY German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Athens. She will meet with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias. The Greek-German Chamber of Commerce is hosting a conference with keynote speaker German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will also attend. SATURDAY The European Parliament bureau in Athens in collaboration with Panteion University hosts a conference on «Environment Policies: The Ionian Islands and Kythera,» at 9.30 a.m. on the island of Kythera. Deputy Education Minister Giorgos Kalos will attend. For details, call 210.327.8911.

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