NEWS

This Week

Monday Foreign Minister George Papandreou meets with the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Jakob Kellenberger. – National Economy Minister Nikos Christodoulakis meets with bank governors. – Foreign Minister George Papandreou meets with the European commissioner for education and culture, Viviane Reding, in Athens. – Left Coalition Chairman Nikos Constantopoulos visits Turkey. – Panhellenic Federation of Sport Journalists (PSAT) presents annual awards to athletes and teams. President Costis Stephanopoulos and Commissioner Viviane Reding will attend. At the Attikon cinema in Athens. – Agriculture Minister Giorgos Drys attends EU agriculture ministers meeting in Brussels. The revision of the Common Fishing Policy will top the agenda. – Taxi drivers in Thessaloniki stage a 24-hour strike demanding access to bus lanes. They will hold a demonstration at 9 a.m. on Psellou Street. – The Press Ministry organizes a three-day seminar on «The Challenges of the Greek Presidency and the Role of Mass Media.» At the Esperia Palace Hotel. Tuesday Cabinet to discuss priorities of Greek EU presidency. – Parliament to debate Cyprus issue. – Photo exhibition on the subject of dock workers opens at the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP). The exhibition is organized by the Dock Workers Union. Wednesday Prime Minister Costas Simitis to speak at Foreign Press Association luncheon. Caravel Hotel, 1.30 p.m. – 2003 budget debate begins in Parliament. To Saturday. – Alternate Foreign Minister Tassos Yiannitsis to present the logo of Greece’s EU presidency in Brussels. – Supreme Court to discuss proposals to fight public sector corruption. Thursday Prime Minister Simitis visits Patras in the western Peloponnese to inaugurate a regional highway. – Os Edo (organization of families of victims of terrorism) stages silent vigil at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday Public Power Corporation employees hold 24-hour strike.