NEWS

This Week

Monday Athens traffic restrictions from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. resume. – Former Russian media baron Vladimir Gusinsky to appear before the Athens Appeals Court prosecutor regarding an Interpol warrant for his arrest requested by Russia. – Cypriots of the diaspora hold annual meeting in Nicosia. To Thursday. – Lawyers of some defendants in November 17 trial begin two-day walkout in protest at continued detention of suspect Anestis Papanastasiou without a ruling by the Council of Appeals Court Judges on whether the initial seven-month period should be extended. – Democratic Social Movement hosts a conference calling for adoption of an electoral system of simple proportional representation. – Government spokesman Christos Protopappas resumes daily news briefings after summer break. Tuesday PM Costas Simitis chairs meeting of ministers and other officials involved in Athens 2004 preparations. – Council of Appeals Court Judges to rule on whether to extend detention of November 17 suspect Anestis Papanastasiou. Wednesday National union of local governments begins two-day extraordinary meeting in Kavala to discuss their finances and authority. Thursday Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios to meet with Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara in their first official meeting. Friday Athens horse racing track to move from Delta at Faliron to the Olympic equestrian center at Markopoulo. – Mikis Theodorakis presents compositions based on poetry by Yiannis Ritsos on Makronisos, an island which hosted a detention camp where leftists and others suspected of supporting them were detained, tortured and, in many cases, killed during the Greek Civil War. To Saturday.