NEWS

This Week

Tuesday President Costis Stephanopoulos to attend inauguration of exhibition on the need for the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles at the Athens Concert Hall at 8 p.m. Prime Minister Costas Simitis to visit works of Unification of the Archaeological Sites project on Ermou Street at 11.30 a.m. The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) holds its general meeting in Athens to discuss preparations by 200 countries participating in the Olympics. At the Intercontinental Hotel. They will also take part in the IOC’s meeting Friday-Sunday at the Inter-Continental Hotel. PASOK leader George Papandreou to speak to women’s group at 7 p.m. at the indoor stadium in Galatsi. New Democracy party leader Costas Karamanlis presents party’s «Everyday Charter» at Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1 Loudovikou Street, at 1 p.m. Communist Party leader Aleka Papariga to visit central post office at noon. Democratic Social Movement (DIKKI) President Dimitris Tsovolas holds a news conference at 1 p.m. at the Zappeion Hall. Health Minister Costas Stefanis and Macedonia-Thrace Minister Haris Kastanidis to open new state-run methadone clinic at Papanicolaou Hospital in Thessaloniki at 1 p.m. Actress Despo Diamantidiou’s funeral, at state expense, at Athens First Cemetery at 3.30 p.m. National Research Foundation (EIE) organizes a conference on «Durable Organic Pollutants in Subtropical Regions: The Example of the Eastern Mediterranean.» At the foundation, 48 Vas. Constantinou St. Tel. 210.727.3700. Wednesday President Stephanopoulos to inaugurate the 2004 international art exhibition at the Athens Municipal Gallery titled «On the Other Side,» comprising art by people who have been in asylums. It is organized by the Cultural Olympiad. To March 31. PASOK leader Papandreou to speak in Thessaloniki in Aristotelous Square. ND leader Karamanlis to speak in Kalamata. TOWER (Organization for Women’s Employment and Resources) hosts a speech on «Legal Options and Rights: Divorce and Widowhood» by lawyer Ersi Fotopoulou. In English at the Hellenic American Union in Thessaloniki, at 7 p.m. Information at tel 6974.532004 or visit the website www.homeinternational.gr/tower. Thursday International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge arrives in Athens to inspect Olympic preparations, chair the IOC Executive Board meeting and meet with national Olympic committees. Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) news conference at 6 p.m., Inter-Continental Hotel ballroom. School Buildings Organization (OSK), in cooperation with UNESCO, holds the conference «Open Schools» on the new generation of school buildings. Tel. 210.524.3410 or visit www.osk.gr. Friday IOC President Rogge and Association of National Olympic Committees President Mario Vasquez Rana to hold a joint news conference at 1 p.m. at the Intercontinental Hotel. IOC Executive Board meets at Marriott Hotel at 2.30 p.m. PASOK leader Papandreou to speak in Patras. ND leader Karamanlis to speak in Ioannina. Saturday PASOK leader Papandreou visits western islands of Zakynthos and Cephalonia. Sunday IOC President Rogge holds a news conference at 1.30 p.m. at the Inter-Continental Hotel. PASOK leader Papandreou visits the eastern Aegean island of Samos.