NEWS

This Week

Monday President Costis Stephanopoulos pays an official visit to Moldova. To Tuesday. In Buergenstock, Switzerland, Greek and Turkish prime ministers mount joint effort to find solution to Cyprus problem. In Cyprus, Church of Cyprus Holy Synod convenes to discuss developments. Bank of Greece Governor Nikos Garganas to present Parliament Speaker Anna Psarouda-Benaki with bank’s report on monetary policy for 2003-2004. Deputy Education and Religion Minister Giorgos Kallos to meet with Archbishop Christodoulos at 10 a.m. Education Minister Marietta Yiannakou and UNHCR representative Robert White to award 28 students across the country who excelled at the Annual Essay and Drawing Competition on Refugees 2003. The ceremony will be held at GSEE hall, 69 Patission St. European Parliament Office in Athens and Economic University host discussion on the European Constitution. Among the speakers are Education Minister Marietta Yiannakou and former Foreign Minister Tassos Yiannitsis. At 3 p.m. at the Economic University. ISTAME Andreas Papandreou Institute hosts discussion on «September 11, 2001, to March 11, 2004: Democracy vs Terrorism.» At the Foreign Ministry amphitheater at 7 p.m. Defense Minister Spilios Spiliotopoulos to inaugurate exhibition on «Olympic Torches 1936-2004» at the War Museum at 1 p.m. Olympic Flame relay arrives in Tripolis for flame’s overnight stay at 8 p.m. Deputy Foreign Minister Panayiotis Skandalakis to meet with Archbishop Demetrios, primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of America, as part of his four-day visit to the USA. Trial of suspected members of the Revolutionary Popular Struggle (ELA) continues. Tuesday Greece’s new European Commission member Stavros Dimas appears before European Parliament’s Labor and Social Affairs Committee. Olympic Flame relay arrives in Nafplion and flame spends night at Ancient Epidaurus. Athens Psychiatric Hospital in cooperation with the Union of Doctors Working in Hospitals in Athens and Piraeus (EINAP) hold a conference on «From the Clinic to the Halfway House.» At the Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel, Athens. Tel 210.771.1673. Navy commissions new torpedo boat Nikiforos at ceremony at Hellenic Shipyards. Wednesday General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) stages a 24-hour work stoppage over national collective labor agreement. Olympic Flame arrives in Athens where it will be kept in the Panathenaic Stadium until it leaves for the «international leg» of its relay on June 3. Foundation of the Hellenic World holds an exhibition titled «Stories on the Olympic Games: A Different Exhibition.» At the FHW cultural center, 254 Pireos, Tavros. Thursday Doctors of the World hold a press conference on «Iraq: A Year After.» At the Goulandris-Horn Foundation, 5 Avriliou, Plaka, at noon. Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage in cooperation with Athens University hold a conference on «Sustainability, Energy and Transport.» To tomorrow. At the Athens University’s amphitheatre, 76 Patission. Tel 210.322.5245. Friday PASOK national council convenes. To Saturday. Thessaloniki Psychiatric Hospital holds a conference on «Psychological Disorders and the Mass Media: Myth and Reality.» At the Thessaloniki Port Authority. Tel. 2310.655.103-105. Saturday 21st International Publishers Exhibition opens at the Park Hotel in Athens. Tel. 210.941.3936.To Sunday. Democratic Social Movement (DIKKI) central committee meets to decide on whether to suspend party’s operations.