NEWS

This Week

Monday Athens traffic restrictions in effect from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. The fine for violations has been increased to 83 euros (from 78 euros). New Democracy party leader Costas Karamanlis visits Thessaloniki. To tomorrow. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Chizov visits Cyprus for talks on Cypriot-Russian relations. International conference on «Migrants and Refugees» begins in Nafplion. The fourth annual conference is organized by the Center for Protection of Human Rights in cooperation with the Council of Europe and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. To September 8. Tuesday PM Costas Simitis chairs Cabinet meeting on economy and social policy. Athens 2004 president Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki holds news conference on test events held in August. At ATHOC headquarters at noon. Village of Hortiatis near Thessaloniki commemorates anniversary of Nazi massacre of 149 people in 1944. Balkan folk music festival in Serres, northern Greece. To Friday. Wednesday West Hymettus stretch of Attiki Odos highway opens. ND leader Costas Karamanlis to speak at meeting organized by the party’s parliamentary caucus and Constantine Karamanlis Institute for Democracy. At the Athens Hilton at 7 p.m. Friday PM Simitis goes to Thessaloniki for opening of International Trade Fair. He is to unveil economic policy for the coming year. Communist-led organizations to hold a demonstration at 7 p.m. at the Venizelos statue. Saturday PM Simitis speaks to businessmen in Thessaloniki. Communist-led organizations to hold a demonstration at 7 p.m. at the Venizelos statue. Demetrios Papademetriou, co-director of the Migration Policy Institute of Washington will speak at «Migration and Refugees» conference in Nafplion. Sunday PM Simitis holds news conference in Thessaloniki.