NEWS

This Week

Monday Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA) holds its annual reception marking the new year. At the Inter-Continental Hotel at 7.30 p.m. People applying for non-immigrant visas for the United States have to make an appointment for a visa from today (tel 210.720.2442). Tuesday Day of the Epiphany, a holiday for many sectors. Prime Minister Costas Simitis to meet with PASOK General Secretary Michalis Chrysochoidis and the PM’s spokesman Telemachos Hytiris at 1 p.m. At 7 p.m. Simitis will meet privately with Foreign Minister George Papandreou, at Simitis’s home. Morning deadline for Olympic Airlines flight attendants to return to work (they have been on strike for some 40 days) or face dismissal. Their strike ends that night. Wednesday PM Simitis to brief President Costis Stephanopoulos on political developments, at the Presidential Palace, at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., Simitis will chair a joint meeting of the Cabinet and his PASOK party’s Executive Bureau. At 1 or 1.30 p.m. Simitis will address the news media. Judges and prosecutors for the trial of five suspected members of the Revolutionary Popular Struggle (ELA) to be elected among 10 prosecutors and 40 appeals court judges. Two prosecutors (one of whom will be a substitute) and six judges (three of whom will be substitutes) will be selected. Trial to begin on February 9. Turkish-Cypriot party leader Serdar Denktash, son of the longtime Turkish-Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, will meet with Greek-Cypriot party leaders to discuss the Cyprus problem. Thursday Folk arts and crafts exhibition to held at Piraeus Port Organization (OLP). To Sunday.