This Week

Monday Patriarch Ignatios of Antioch begins weeklong, official visit to Greece. – Sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou to testify before prosecutors investigating circumstances of missed doping tests before the Athens Olympics. – International conference on «Journalists and New Technologies.» organized by European Commission’s general directorate for education. At the Grand Chalet in Politeia. – Writer Dido Sotiriou’s funeral at Zografou cemetery at 3.30 p.m. – News conference at the former University of Laverne campus on the decision by the US university to close its Greek campus. At 3 Ellis, Halandri, at 2 p.m. Tel. 210.6898.850. – Anti-2004 campaign holds discussion on conclusions arising from the Athens Olympics. – Memorial ceremony on Lemnos for Cossack refugees who died there of hardship and disease in 1920-21. – World Tourism Day. Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos and Hellenic Association of Tourism and Travel agents (HATTA) to hold news conferences. – Demonstration commemorating 63rd anniversary of founding of left-wing World War II resistance organization EAM, at the Old University (Panepistimiou St) at 6.30 p.m. Tuesday Paralympic Games end. – Pro-Palestinian rally outside the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Palaio Psychico at 7 p.m. A similar rally will be held in Thessaloniki at the Venizelos statue at 7.30 p.m. – Bulgarian Labor Minister Christina Christova Velcheva is visiting Athens. Wednesday Olympic Airlines introduces two new flights to Istanbul, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, for a total of 12 flights weekly. Thursday The German-Greek Chamber of Industry and Commerce holds three-day symposium on «Waste Management in Greece.» At the Hyatt Regency in Thessaloniki. Friday The University of Ioannina holds Fifth Panhellenic Conference on Algebra and Number Theory.» See Saturday «Information in the Age of Digital Technology» conference, organized by Synthesi and the Kulturin Institute of Berlin, at Athens University. Tel. 210.822.2131. To Sunday.

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