NEWS

This Week

Monday Newly elected bishops of northern Greece to visit Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios at the Phanar in Istanbul as sign of the end of a quarrel between the Patriarchate and the Church of Greece. Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis to attend EU General Affairs Council in Luxembourg. To tomorrow. Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis visits London. Applicants for visas to US to be fingerprinted from today. Thiseion station’s Kifissia-bound platform reopens after refurbishment. Tuesday Greek Council for Refugees holds a news conference on «Awareness Campaigns and Fund Raising for Refugees Seeking Asylum in Greece.» At the Athens Bar Association, 60 Academias. Tel. 210.332.0053. Transport Ministry organizes event in honor of Olympic and Paralympic athletes supported by the ministry. At the ministry’s amphitheater. Wednesday Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) is organizing the 2004 Halki International Seminar on «Transatlantic Cooperation in the Greater Middle East and Southern Europe.» On the Dodecanese island of Halki, near Rhodes. To June 21. Tel. 210.725.7124. Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios pays an official visit to Austria. To June 22. Within the framework of the Cultural Program Athens 2004, the Athens Vourou-Eftaxia Museum hosts painting exhibition titled «Athens As Seen by Modern Greek Painters» to be inaugurated by Parliament Speaker Anna Psarouda-Benaki. Thursday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to attend European Council meeting in Brussels. To Friday. Union of Prefectural Administrations of Greece (ENAE) in cooperation with European Congress of Regional and Prefectural Authorities organizes a congress on «Regional Structures and Development Prospects – The Greek Reality.» Attica region super-prefect Fofi Gennimata will attend. At Piraeus Port Authority (OLP). To tomorrow. Tel. 210.746.8700 or log on to www.enae.gr. Greek Council for Refugees organizes a conference on «European Asylum Policy and the Greek Reality.» At the Athens Bar Association, 60 Academias. For further information, tel 210.332.0053. Friday Seventh international conference on «Intercultural Education: Greek as a Second or Foreign Language,» at the Intercultural Education Center, University of Patras. To Sunday. Tel. 2610.99.75.48 Saturday President Costis Stephanopoulos visits Austria to attend celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Greek National School in Vienna. Patriarch Vartholomaios will also attend. Third Turkish-Greek Friendship Festival titled «Bridges and Walls» opens in Alexandroupolis, northern Greece. To Sunday. Tel. 25510.88615. Sunday Second summer school on emerging technologies in biomedicine opens at the University of Patras. To June 25. Tel. 2610.997.758.