NEWS

This Week

Monday Cyprus’s National Council of political leaders to meet and discuss whether they agree that the UN plan is the basis for negotiations for the Cyprus problem. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has set today as the deadline for replies. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, leader of Turkey’s new ruling party, visits Athens. He will meet with Prime Minister Costas Simitis at 10.30 a.m. He will also meet New Democracy party leader Costas Karamanlis and Athens Mayor Dimitris Avramopoulos. Foreign Minister George Papandreou to brief Archbishop Christodoulos on the Cyprus issue. Foreign Minister Papandreou attends General Affairs Council meeting in Brussels. PM Simitis to brief Costas Karamanlis and discuss the developments in the Cyprus issue. State hospital doctors across the country begin five days of protests in daily three-hour work stoppages from 11 a.m., demanding more pay and the recruitment of more staff. To Friday. Aegean Minister Nikos Sifounakis is in New York to attend the opening of the exhibition «Parthenon: Allegories and Reality,» and to make preparations for an exhibition on Aegean Culture that will be held in May 2003. To November 20. The chairman of Greece’s combined chiefs of staff, Lt. Gen. Giorgos Antonakopoulos, visits Bucharest to meet with his Turkish, Bulgarian and Romanian counterparts and to discuss regional stability and military cooperation. The Goethe Institute in Athens holds a forum on «Olympic Installations after the Olympic Games.» Among the participants are two officials involved with the 1972 Munich Olympics. 14-16 Omirou Street, 7.30 p.m. To Tuesday. Tuesday The 2003 budget proposal to be presented to Parliament. Wednesday PM Simitis and Foreign Minister Papandreou visit Prague for NATO summit meeting. To Friday. Britain’s Cyprus envoy, Lord David Hannay, is in Athens. Church of Greece’s Holy Synod meets to discuss Cyprus issue. Thursday The «Executive Cars 2002» exhibition opens its doors at the Helexpo fair grounds in Maroussi.