NEWS

This Week

Monday Games of the 28th Olympiad continue in Athens, through Sunday. Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov visits. PASOK leader George Papandreou to meet with visiting Finn President Tarja Halonen. National Economy and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis speaks at Athens Business Club on «New Challenges for Greece’s Economic Policy.» Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos meets with representatives of Civil Servants’ Union (ADEDY) to resume talks on a collective labor agreement. Coastal Transport Council (SAS) to meet. Seventh International Conference on Dyslexia opens at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. To Friday. Wednesday Nicosia Municipality holds a presentation and a conference on Cypriot Culture at Zappeion Hall at noon. Thursday Hotel employees in Athens and Piraeus stage a four-hour work stoppage from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. In the afternoon, they will hold a demonstration on the Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian walkway, demanding more pay and better work conditions. Saturday US Secretary of State Colin Powell arrives in Athens. He will meet with PM Costas Karamanlis, Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis and PASOK leader George Papandreou. Democratic Social Movement (DHKKI), chaired by Dimitris Tsovolas, convenes to discuss the suspension of the party’s operation. Sunday Athens 2004 Olympics end with men’s marathon and closing ceremony.