NEWS

This Week

Monday Public Order Minister Giorgos Floridis, accompanied by the chief of police, to visit Moscow. They are expected to meet with their Russian counterparts to discuss terrorism threats during the 2004 Games in Athens. Prime Minister Costas Simitis and Public Works Minister Vasso Papandreou to visit the Rio-Antirio crossing. European Parliament’s Athens bureau, in cooperation with the Chilean Embassy, holds presentation of the book «Chile in Greece II.» Alternate Foreign Minister Tassos Yiannitsis to speak. At the European Parliament offices, 8 Amalias Ave. President of 2004 Olympics Organizing Committee Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki to award diplomas of participation to Games volunteers active in trial events. The award ceremony will take place at the Athens 2004 headquarters in Nea Ionia. Cypriot Foreign Minister Giorgos Iakovou pays an official visit to Dublin. He will meet with his Irish counterpart Brian Cowen to discuss the Cyprus issue. Ireland holds the European Union’s rotating presidency. Parliament Speaker Apostolos Kaklamanis to inaugurate an exhibition in Patras titled «Two Achaian Prime Ministers: George Papandreou and Panayiotis Stephanopoulos.» At the Patras Municipal Library. Culture Ministry honors Greek Olympic athletes. Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos and Sports Minister Giorgos Lianis to attend. At the Fix club in Thessaloniki. Tuesday New Democracy leader Costas Karamanlis to present his party’s program on the economy at noon at the Caravel Hotel in Athens. PASOK Euro MP Mirsini Zorba organizes a conference on «A Safer Internet Environment for Children and Adolescents» at the European Parliament offices in Athens, 8 Amalias Ave. Transport Minister Christos Verelis to inaugurate the first Private Vehicle Inspection Center (IKTEO) in Thessaloniki. Mediterranean Migration Observatory (MMO) of Panteion University holds a conference on the subject, «Migrants: Just Workers or Human Beings?» At Zappeion Hall. For further information, tel 210.924.9883. Wednesday New Democracy leader Costas Karamanlis travels to Brussels to attend congress of the European People’s Party. To tomorrow. Foreign Minister George Papandreou visits the islands of Lesbos and Chios. To tomorrow. Thursday Cabinet convenes to call for the dissolution of Parliament. Friday PASOK congress to be held at the weightlifting arena in Nikaia. Sunday PASOK members across the country to vote for the Socialists’ new party chairman.