This Week

Monday There will be no service on the Piraeus-Kifissia urban electric railway (ISAP) from 5 a.m. until 9 a.m. due to workers’ demands for a collective labor agreement. President Costis Stephanopoulos pays an official visit to Romania. To tomorrow. Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis and Deputy Minister Yiannis Valinakis attend General Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg. To tomorrow. Albanian Public Order Minister Igli Tosca visits Athens for talks with his Greek counterpart, Giorgos Voulgarakis, and Police Chief Fotis Nasiakos. Olympic security is on the agenda. Public Order Minister Voulgarakis, Mayor Dora Bakoyannis and other officials meet to discuss illegal trading on Athenian streets. Turkish National Security Council meets to discuss outcome of Cyprus referenda. Church of Greece Hierarchy convenes to discuss the election of new bishops for Thessaloniki, Eleftheroupolis, Kozani and Mesogaia. European Socialist Party and Greek Migration Forum hold seminar on «Participatory democracy and the fight against discrimination.» At Zappeion Mansion, 3.30 p.m. Tel. 210.777.5223. PASOK Euro MP Myrsini Zorba to present her book «From Exarchia to Brussels,» at the European Parliament Bureau in Athens, 8 Amalias Ave. PASOK state MP and former EU Commissioner Anna Diamantopoulou will speak. Tuesday 14th International Cycling Tour of Greece, sponsored by Emporiki Bank, begins. To Sunday. Alpha Bank organizes the «Olympic Sports Panorama,» at the Syntagma metro station. Athens Mayor Bakoyannis will make the opening speech. To May 3. Psychiatric Hospital of Thessaloniki holds a conference on «Social Associations: The Other Dimension in Social Entrepreneurship.» At the Historical Center of Thessaloniki Municipality. Tel. 2310.655.103. Wednesday Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos to meet with PM Costas Karamanlis in Athens. Contract workers in state sector to hold 24-hour strike, demanding permanent employment. Athens University hosts conference organized by City of Athens on «The Prospects of Training Programs and Organizing Educational Centers for the Teaching of Russian in Athens and Greek in Moscow.» At 5 p.m. Tel. 210.372.2156. Thursday There will be no service on the Piraeus-Kifissia urban electric railway (ISAP) from noon until 5 p.m. due to workers’ demands for a collective labor agreement. European Center for Environmental Research and Training of Panteion University (EKEPEK) and Greenpeace organize a conference on «The Role of Environmental Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in Formulating Policy: The Case of Greenpeace.» Deputy Environment Minister Stavros Kaloyiannis will attend. At Panteion University. Tel. 210.380.6374. Friday PM Karamanlis visits Dublin to attend ceremony for EU enlargement. To Sunday. Saturday Labor Day. Shops and services will be affected.

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