NEWS

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 www.uoi.gr/conferences/algconf. 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.