NEWS

This Week

Monday President Costis Stephanopoulos is on a three-day visit to Azerbaijan. To Tuesday. Monastiraki station opens for Piraeus-bound passengers as renovation work is completed. Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis presents the volunteer program to help visitors during the Olympic and Paralympic games at City Hall at noon. Press Ministry’s General Secretariat organizes the eighth meeting of journalists of Greek descent. At Zappeion Hall. To Saturday. Serbia and Montenegro chief of general staff, Gen. Branko Krga, pays an official visit to Greece. Tuesday Canadian Embassy and Athens Municipality hold an event to raise public awareness for people with disabilities. Canada is donating 16 wheelchairs to Greek wheelchair-bound basketballers. At the Athens Municipality’s sports center in Mets, 70 M. Moussourou St, Mets, at 7 p.m. Protest rally against legislation for adopting an EU-wide arrest warrant in Omonia Sq at 7.30 p.m. Hellenic Medical Society for Technology and Information and Patras Municipality hold an international congress on «Modern Technology: Medicine of the Future.» At the University of Patras. Tel. 2610.993.999. Wednesday Exhibition on «Magna Graeca: Athletics and the Olympic Spirit on the Periphery of the Hellenic World: Southern Italy and Sicily,» organized by the Athens 2004 Organizing Committee in cooperation with Goulandris Foundation, and inaugurated at the Museum of Cycladic Art. The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) hosts 2004 Halki International Seminar on «Redefining the European Project» on the island of Halki, near Rhodes. To Sunday. Thursday Protest rally against legislation for adopting the EU-wide arrest warrant at Thessaloniki’s Venizelos Statue at 7.30 p.m. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis visits Diakofto for the reopening of the funicular railway service leading to Kalavryta. Armed Forces Chief Lt. Gen. Giorgos Antonakopoulos visits Croatia. Second International congress on «Typography and Visual Communication» hosted by the University of Macedonia Press, is being held in Thessaloniki. Tel. 2310.891.743. Friday Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis visits London to promote Athens ahead of the Olympics. Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive to present the book «Turkish Policy Toward Greek Education in Istanbul 1923-1974: Secondary Education and Cultural Identity,» by Irini Sarioglou. At the Benaki Museum at 7 p.m. Tel. 210.3211149. Fourth European Symposium on Biomedical Engineering is held at the University of Patras. Tel. 2610.997.758. Hellenic Society for Thermical Analysis (EETHA) holds Therma 2004 congress. At the University of Ioannina. Tel. 26510.983.52 or visit www.uoi.gr/conf-sem/Therma2004/. Sunday President Stephanopoulos visits island of Psara to attend 180-anniversary commemoration of the Ottoman massacre of its citizens. PM Costas Karamanlis attends NATO summit in Istanbul.