NEWS

This Week

Monday UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan expected to present Greek- and Turkish-Cypriot leaders with a revised proposal for solution of the Cyprus problem. – Prime Minister Costas Simitis visits Spain. – European Parliament President Pat Cox visits Athens. – Left Coalition (Synaspismos) party president, Nikos Constantopoulos, begins a two-day visit to Cyprus. – EU foreign ministers meet in Brussels. – Olympic Airways employees (OSPA) hold a four-hour work stoppage, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., protesting the government’s decision to privatize national flag carrier Olympic Airways. They will hold a protest march at the offices of the European Union in Athens, on Vas. Sofias Ave, during the work stoppage. – The Hellenic Association of Political Science, in cooperation with the French Embassy, holds a conference on «Political Science and Politics in Greece.» French Ambassador Jean Maurice Ripert will speak. At the French Institute, 31 Sina St, tel 210.339.8740. – Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen pays a two-day visit to Athens. Tomorrow he is expected to meet with PM Costas Simitis at the Maximos Mansion. – The Marangopoulou Foundation for Human Rights and Athens University host a discussion on the problems of refugees at Drakopoulos Hall, Athens University, at 6.30 p.m. – Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and Citizens’ Movements host a discussion on the future of Cyprus at the Athens Bar Association, Academias and Har. Tricoupi streets, at 6.30 p.m. – State television NET hosts UNICEF telethon for children with AIDS. Tuesday Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen meets with PM Simitis. – Foreign Minister Papandreou attends EU General Affairs Council meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels, which will prepare for EU summit on Thursday and Friday. – Unions and anti-globalization activists stage a protest at 6 p.m. at Korai Sq, Piraeus, to coincide with EU summit. Wednesday Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides leaves for EU summit in Copenhagen which is expected to invite Cyprus and nine other candidates to join the EU in 2004. UEFA holds first round of voting for country or countries that will host Euro 2008 championship. Thursday Prime Minister Simitis and government delegation leave for EU summit in Copenhagen. To Friday. – Christmas shopping hours come into effect. Shops will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Labor unions and anti-globalization activists stage demonstrations across Greece to coincide with the EU summit in Copenhagen. They will hold a protest rally at 6.30 p.m. at the Old University on Panepistimiou (Venizelou) Street in central Athens and at Venizelos’s statue in Thessaloniki. UEFA holds second round of voting for country or countries that will host Euro 2008 championship. – State hospital doctors stage a 48-hour strike for more pay and other demands. To Friday. – New Democracy party leader Costas Karamanlis attends meeting of the European People’s Party in Copenhagen. Friday Second day of EU summit in Copenhagen.