NEWS

This Week

Monday Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis to meet with US Ambassador Thomas Miller at the Foreign Ministry at 11.30 a.m. Defense Minister Spilios Spiliotopoulos attends informal meeting of EU defense ministers in Brussels. Common defense policy and efforts to combat terrorism are on the agenda. To tomorrow. Health Minister Nikitas Kaklamanis to hold news conference at the ministry at noon. The refurbished replica of an ancient trireme, the Olympias, will be returned to the Greek navy at a ceremony at the Skaramangas Shipyards at Elefsina. Also, the naming and launching of the new missile boat Krystallidis will take place. Deputy Defense Minister Yiannis Lambropoulos to attend. Agriculture Minister Savvas Tsitouridis to meet with his French counterpart, Herve Gaymard, in Paris. Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) board convenes to elect new members and president. Greek Special Olympics Federation holds a press conference on the World Special Olympics Festival, titled «Education Through Sports,» which will be held on May 14-21 in Rhodes. Aegean Minister Aristotelis Pavlidis and Deputy Culture Minister Giorgos Orfanos will attend. At Zappeion Hall at noon. Association for the Social Support of Youth (ARSIS), within the framework of the European Commission’s STOP II program, holds a conference on «Trafficking in Human Beings and Children in Southeastern Europe: Actions and Interventions in Greece in View of the Olympic Games.» At the Thessaloniki Port Authority. Tel. 2310.526.150. Tuesday Agriculture Minister Savvas Tsitouridis to meet with his Italian counterpart Giovanni Alemanno in Rome. Kalofolias Group, in cooperation with Vienna Municipality and the Southeast Media Organization (SEEMO), holds a symposium on «Waste Management.» At the Hilton Hotel. Tel. 210.617.2700. The Center for Business and Technological Development of Central Macedonia, in cooperation with Thessaloniki Chamber of Small Manufacturers, organizes a conference on «Third Community Support Framework: Opportunities for Modernizing Businesses.» At the Thessaloniki Professional Chamber. For further details, tel 2310.241.158 or 2310.264.571. Center of International & European Economic Law (KDEOD) hosts a conference on «State Funding Issues.» Deputy Finance Minister Christos Folias will speak. At KDEOD premises, Foinikas area, Thessaloniki. For further details, tel 2310.486.900. Aspis Bank shareholders hold annual general meeting. EFG Eurobank Ergasias holds annual general meeting. Wednesday Piraeus Bank shareholders hold annual general meeting. Friday Good Friday. Sunday Greek Orthodox Easter.