NEWS

This Week

Monday Kifissia-bound passengers on the Kifissia-Piraeus railway will be able to stop at Monastiraki station as of today, as platforms reopen after renovation works. Piraeus-bound passengers, though will not be able to use at the opposite platform as it will close for works. Prime Minister Costas Simitis begins a four-day tour of the islands of Lefkada, Cephalonia, Zakynthos and Samos. To Thursday. PASOK leader George Papandreou to speak in Larissa, Thessaly. New Democracy leader Costas Karamanlis to speak in Agrinion, Aitoloakarnania Prefecture. Communist Party President Aleka Papariga to speak at 7 p.m. at Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki. Democratic Social Movement (DIKKI) President Dimitris Tsovolas to speak at 7.30 p.m. at the Aegaleo indoor stadium, western Attica, concluding his pre-election campaign. Culture Ministry Secretary-General Lina Mendoni holds a press conference at 1.30 p.m. at the Peloponnese Railways (SPAP) in Ancient Olympia to present the progress of public works in the area and at its archaeological sites. Athens Justice of the Peace Records Department will remain closed through Wednesday as it is moved to the Athens Appeal Court premises. European Ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros begins a three-day visit to Cyprus. He is expected to meet with President Tassos Papadopoulos and other top government officials. To Wednesday. Unemployed sailors to begin hunger strike outside Merchant Marine Ministry in Piraeus. Tuesday PASOK leader George Papandreou to speak on «Society of Citizens and Knowledge: The New Vision.» At 3.30 p.m. at the planetarium, 387 Syngrou Ave, Palaio Faliron. Tel. 210.366.5416. At 6.30 p.m. he will speak to PASOK’s youth wing at the Mets indoor stadium. Synaspismos Left Coalition President Nikos Constantopoulos to speak at Kotzia Sq. in Athens at 8 p.m. «Global Economic Prospects» business lecture held at La Verne University. Dr Miranda Xafa, adviser to the European Central Bank and Piraeus Bank, will be the keynote speaker. At the ULV in Halandri. Tel. 210.689.8850. National Research Foundation organizes a conference on «Global Changes in the Atmosphere.» At the NRF, 48 Vas. Constantinou Ave, Athens. Tel. 210.727.3700. Hellenic American Union organizes three-day seminar on «Senior Project Management.» At the HAU, 22 Massalias St. To Thursday. Tel. 210.368.0006. Wednesday PASOK leader Papandreou to speak in Ioannina. New Democracy leader Karamanlis to speak in Larissa, Thessaly. Communist Party President Aleka Papariga to speak at 7 p.m. at mass rally at the junction of Alexandras and Patission avenues in Athens. Thursday New Democracy leader Karamanlis to speak at mass rally at the junction of Alexandras and Patission avenues. Friday PASOK leader Papandreou concludes his pre-election campaign with a speech at the junction of Alexandras and Patission avenues. Saturday Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis to speak at a reception on the city’s preparations for the Olympic Games and will announce plans for the City of Athens International Media Center. At Zappeion’s Aegli restaurant, 1 p.m. Sunday National elections.