NEWS

This Week

Monday Three-minute silence at 2 p.m. in memory of victims of Madrid terrorist attack. Prime Minister and Culture Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with composer Mikis Theodorakis at Maximos Mansion at 11 a.m. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos to visit Citizens’ Advocate offices at 9.30 a.m. Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis to meet with Britain’s minister for Europe, Denis MacShane, at 10 a.m. Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis to visit headquarters of Fire Department at 8 a.m. Deputy Culture Minister Giorgos Orfanos, who is in charge of sports, to visit Athens 2004 headquarters at 12.30 p.m. Outgoing Foreign Ministry spokesman Panos Beglitis hands over to Giorgos Koumoutsakos, at 11 a.m. Thessaloniki Documentary Festival opens at the Olympion Cinema, Aristotelous Sq. To March 21. General Consumers’ Federation of Greece (INKA) commemorates International Consumers’ Day at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA) at 11 a.m. Consumers’ Amnesty International Greece press conference presents AI’s global campaign against violence against women. At the Athens Bar Association, 60 Academias Street. Tuesday Archbishop Christodoulos chairs meeting of the Holy Synod to discuss dispute with the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Athens International Airport stages preparedness exercise dealing with a purported crash outside the airport’s premises. National Research Foundation (EIE) organizes conference on «The Impact of Orbital and Climatic Changes on the Ecosystem and the Economy.» At the EIE, 48 Vas. Constantinou. Tel 210.727.3501. Wednesday PASOK parliamentary group convenes to discuss election results and opposition policy. General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) conference to elect a new board. To March 20. Athens Municipality, in cooperation with Greek-Japanese Chamber of Commerce, organizes the second part of the World Peace Art Exhibition at the Melina Mercouri Cultural Center, 66 Iraklidon & Thessalonikis streets, Thiseion. To March 20. Tel. 210.331.7799. Prime Minister Karamanlis to announce government’s program at the beginning of confidence debate. British Embassy organizes a conference-exhibition on «Support Technologies for Disabled People.» At the training center of the National Bank of Greece, 41-43 Vouliagmenis. Tel 210.272.2744. Saturday Communist-led anti-war movement EEDYE holds «anti-imperialist» rally in central Athens, starting at the old university building on Panepistimiou Street at 11 a.m.