This Week

Monday Foreign Minister George Papandreou chairs a General Affairs Council meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels. The possibility of war against Iraq will top the agenda. To Tuesday. – In Athens, the EU Justice and Home Affairs council discusses police monitoring operations. – EU environment officials meet in Nafplion for a «Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol.» To Wednesday.   Tuesday The Greek Social Forum of anti-globalization groups holds its founding convention. To Sunday. – Farmers of Larissa prefecture hold a demonstration at Farsala. – Federation of Greek Industries (SEV) Chairman Odysseas Kyriakopoulos and the chairman of Europe’s Union of Industrial and Employers’ Confederations (UNICE), Georges Jacobs, meet with Prime Minister Costas Simitis to discuss UNICE’s priorities. – The Federation of Greek Industries holds a press briefing. The chairman of Europe’s Union of Industrial and Employers’ Confederations (UNICE), Georges Jacobs, will attend. Wednesday The civil servants union (ADEDY) stages a 24-hour strike. – State hospital staff across the country stage a 24-hour strike. – Athena Roussel, heiress to the Onassis shipping fortune, turns 18 and comes into her legacy. Thursday Greek Scientific Society organizes a medical congress in Istanbul, on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and their treatment. To Sunday. – Employees at the Athens Bar Association stage a 24-hour strike demanding more pay. Friday Foreign Minister George Papandreou travels to Ankara for a meeting of the EU ministerial troika with Turkish government officials. – Social Security Foundation (IKA) employees stage a 24-hour strike. – President Costis Stephanopoulos visits the island of Lesvos to attend an award ceremony for secondary school students living in the Aegean’s smaller islands. Sunday Farmers to demonstrate outside the Thessaloniki Exhibition Center on the occasion of the Agrotica fair.

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