NEWS

This Week

Monday Vote of confidence in Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis’s New Democracy government to begin at midnight after three-day debate. President Costis Stephanopoulos presents Botsis Awards for excellence in journalism, at 12.30 p.m. at Caravel Hotel. Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis and Deputy Yiannis Valinakis attend General Affairs Council in Brussels. European Parliament Bureau in Athens and Hellenic Center for European Studies (EKEM.) holds a conference on «Prospects for the European Constitution.» European Parliament President Pat Cox will be the keynote speaker. Education Minister Marietta Giannakou will speak. National Bank of Greece headquarters, 93 Aeolou St. First Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly begins at the Divani Apollon Palace in Kavouri. Parliament Speaker Anna Psarouda-Benaki to make opening address. European Parliament President Pat Cox will attend. To tomorrow. Agriculture Minister Savvas Tsitouridis to attend EU agriculture ministers’ meeting in Brussels. Revision of the Common Agriculture Policy to top the agenda. Alternate Culture Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia to meet with 2004 Organizing Committee President Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki. National Book Center and Author’s Society commemorates World Poetry Day with a function at the Byzantine and Christian Museum, 7 p.m. UNHCR representative Robert White and Athens Deputy Mayor Theodoros Skylakakis hold a press conference on «A Common Campaign for Child Refugees,» at the Athens Municipality, Kotzia Sq, at 1 p.m. Communist Party leader Aleka Papariga holds a press conference at noon at Zappeion Hall, to express her party’s views on the EU summit. US Embassy, in cooperation with the International Relations Institute, holds a seminar on «Mass Media in a National and International Framework.» To April 5. At Deree College, 6-8 Xenias. Tel. 210.331.2325, 210.600.9800-9. International Economist Conference on «Corporate Social Responsibility: Anchoring a Profitable & Sustainable Future.» At the Ledra Marriott Hotel, Athens. Tel. 210.940.8750-2 or www.hazliseconomist.com. Stoa tou Vivliou book arcade hosts exhibition «Philhellenism: Literary and Artistic Expression During the 1821 Greek Revolution.» Through March 30. Tel. 210.325.3989 or www.stoabibliou.gr. The Association for the Modernization of Society (OPEK) organizes a conference on «The Cyprus Issue and Current Developments.» Former Foreign Minister Tassos Yiannitsis will speak. Esperia Hotel. Tel. 210.362.5295, or www.opek.gr. Tuesday Representatives of Cyprus’s two communities, Greece and Turkey gather in Lucerne, Switzerland, to continue UN-mediated efforts to reunify Cyprus. Opposition PASOK party leader George Papandreou attends European Socialists’ meeting in Brussels. Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis to meet with 2004 Organizing Committee President Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki. Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA) and Israeli Embassy organize seminar on «Steps to the Future: Biotechnology in Greece and Israel.» At EBEA, 7 Academias St. Tel. 210.360.4815-9. Olympic security exercise, «Shield of Hercules,» ends. Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis to present the City of Athens’s program on cleanliness and launch public awareness campaign. At City Hall. National Documentation Center organizes a conference on «E-Content.» At the National Research Foundation, 48 Vas. Constantinou, Athens. Tel. 210.727.3917. Wednesday New round of UN-mediated Cyprus talks begins at Buergenstock, near Lucerne, Switzerland. Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis will represent Greece. Deputy Culture Minister Petros Tatoulis attends opening of newly refurbished museum at Ancient Olympia. Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce holds Healthworld 2004 conference on «Healthcare Reform: Challenges and Opportunities.» Health Minister Nikitas Kaklamanis will speak. Inter-Continental Hotel. Tel. 210.699.3559. Thursday Greece’s national day. A public holiday. Flame-lighting ceremony for the Athens 2004 Olympics is held at Ancient Olympia. President Stephanopoulos, IOC President Jacques Rogge and Prime Minister Karamanlis will attend. PM Karamanlis to attend EU Summit in Brussels. To Friday. Sunday PM Karamanlis and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to join talks on Cyprus issue. To March 31.