NEWS

This Week

Monday Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis visits New York for the UN General Assembly. Today he will meet with his Turkish counterpart, Abdullah Gul (at 11 p.m. Greek time). Greece is seeking a term as a member of the Security Council. Christos Tzekos, coach of sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou when they missed an anti-doping test and were forced to withdraw from the Athens Olympics, is to appear before a prosecutor today to explain his role in the affair. Transport Ministry ceremony at Zappeion Hall commemorating European Car-Free Day, which is on Wednesday. Cherie Blair, QC, is to address a British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Events begin at 1.30 p.m. Tel. 210.721.0361, or visit www.bhcc.gr. As part of its program for the Paralympics, Athens Municipality presents a screening of the Thessaloniki Festival award-winning documentary «May I Sprout Wings» by Anneta Papathanassiou at the Technopolis arts complex in Gazi at 9.30 p.m. Tuesday Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos and Greek Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis attend ceremonial opening of the 59th UN General Assembly. Labor Minister Panos Panayiotopoulos has called a meeting of the National Employment Committee, at 1 p.m. at the the ministry, 60 Pireos. Athens Municipality presents a screening of the documentary «Yiannis Kouros: Endlessly on the Move» by Ilias Yiannakakis, on the ultra-marathon recordholder, at the Technopolis arts complex in Gazi at 9.30 p.m. Wednesday European Car-Free Day, when EU governments call on citizens to use public transport. As part of the events taking place, student graffiti artists will be painting environmentally friendly messages on public transport vehicles at 11 a.m. at Zappeion Hall. The Goethe Institute of Thessaloniki hosts an open discussion on the «Possibilities of Keeping a Clean Atmosphere in Europe» at 8.30 p.m. Speakers include researchers, environmentalists and urban planners. At 66 Vas. Olgas. Tel. 2310.889.611. Thursday Foreign Minister Molyviatis addresses UN General Assembly. Friday Athens Municipality presents a concert by singer/songwriter Alkinoos Ioannidis in the Roman Agora at 9.30 p.m. Saturday Athens Municipality presents puppet-theater performance «Mom, I’m Flying!» by the Prasseina Aloga group, featuring disabled performers at the Technopolis arts complex in Gazi at 9.30 p.m. To Sunday.