NEWS

This Week

Monday Schools reopen after Easter break. IOC Coordination Committee Chairman Denis Oswald and IOC experts are in Athens to review preparations for the Athens 2004 Olympics. To tomorrow. Communist Party leader Aleka Papariga addresses rally opposed to the UN proposal for Cyprus’s reunification, outside the old Athens University on Panepistimiou St at 8 p.m. A march to Parliament and the US Embassy will follow. American linguist Noam Chomsky addresses congress of linguists at the old ceremonial hall of Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University at noon, in the framework of the GLOW organization (Generative Linguistics in the Old World). At 8 p.m., he will speak on «After Iraq» at the new ceremony hall on Egnatia Street. The chairman of Greece’s chiefs of staff, Gen. Giorgos Antonakopoulos, is on an official visit to the US to discuss, among other things, security for the Olympics. To Sunday. Alternate Culture Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia to meet with representatives of the Greek Paralympic Committee, the National Athletic Federation for People with Disabilities and the Association of Greek Paralympic Champions, at the ministry at 1.30 p.m. Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis holds news conference on the Round of Athens 2004 race at City Hall at 1 p.m. Greenpeace news conference on genetically modified foods at noon at 52B Zoodochou Pigis St. Tuesday Cypriot Foreign Minister George Iacovou visits Moscow. Support group for jailed Kurd Sinan Bozkurt holds protest at Thessaloniki’s Venizelos statue, demanding that he not be extradited. Bozkurt, serving a sentence for people smuggling, is wanted in Germany for alleged involvement in a leftist Turkish terrorist organization. Deadline for Greeks living in other EU countries to register to vote in European Parliament elections. Summit of Balkan leaders is held in Sarajevo, Bosnia. To Wednesday. Wednesday PM Costas Karamanlis attends Balkan summit in Sarajevo. He may meet with Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Anniversary of the 1967 military coup that led to a seven-year dictatorship. The Athens Bar Association and the association of jailed resistance fighters are holding a ceremony and discussion on national sovereignty and human rights at the Greek Writers’ Association, 7 Gennadiou St, at 6 p.m. Agriculture Minister Savvas Tsitouridis attends agriculture ministers’ meeting in Brussels to discuss subsidies of olive oil, tobacco and cotton. Noam Chomsky is awarded an honorary doctorate by Athens University at a ceremony in the large ceremonial hall (30 Panepistimiou St) at 7.30 p.m. Thursday Noam Chomsky speaks on «Globalization, the United States and the New Order,» at the Evgenidio Planetarium, 387 Syngrou Ave, at 7.30 p.m. It is organized by Mediterranean College. Tourist Panorama exhibition begins at the Piraeus Port Authority exhibition center. It is organized by the Kalofolias Group and the Express financial newspaper. To Sunday. Friday University of Crete at Rethymnon holds international conference on the writer Nikos Kazantzakis. Speakers include Stylianos Alexiou, Peter Bien, Guy Saunier, Roderick Beaton and Dimitris Tziovas. To Sunday. Turkish delegation of businessmen meets with Greek counterparts in Thessaloniki at Ioannis Vellidis Conference Center. Tel. 2310.370.132. Saturday Referenda on Cyprus on UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s plan for the island’s reunification. Alexandroupolis University Medical School holds symposium against the use of landmines.