This Week

Monday President Costis Stephanopoulos begins a four-day visit to Thessaloniki for celebrations commemorating the city’s liberation from Turkish rule in 1912. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with the director of Deutsche Welle radio, Erik Bettermann, at 10 a.m. PM Karamanlis to meet with the board of Onassis Foundation, 11.30 a.m. Later he will depart for Thessaloniki. PASOK leader George Papandreou to visit Kilkis. Cypriot Defense Minister Kyriakos Mavronikolas begins three-day visit to Thessaloniki. Deutsche Welle and the Goethe Institute organize a conference on «Prospects of Radio in the 21st Century: Transferring Information – Conveying Culture.» At the Goethe Institute, 14-16 Omirou St. Tel. 210.366.1000. Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis to attend Mediterranean Forum in Paris. Civil servants’ federation (ADEDY) meets to discuss further strike action. Justice Minister Anasstassis Papaligouras to attend meeting of EU justice ministers in Luxembourg. To Tuesday. Tuesday President Stephanopoulos to inaugurate the exhibition «Australian Greeks» at Thessaloniki’s port complex. It is being organized by the National Center of Greek Studies and Research (EKEME) at Melbourne’s La Trobe University in Australia. In the afternoon he will attend a conference organized by the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. Institution of International Relations (IDIS) holds a conference on «US Elections 2004: Domestic and International Issues,» at 6 p.m. at its premises in Plaka. US Ambassador Thomas Miller will speak. Tel. 210.331.2325-7 or visit The Andreas Papandreou Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISTAME) is hosting a conference on «Messages and Consequences of the Forthcoming US Elections,» at the Foreign Ministry, 1 Academias. MPs Theodoros Pangalos, Mimis Androulakis and Andreas Andrianopoulos will speak. Tel. 210.363.1745 or visit Wednesday President Stephanopoulos to inaugurate the Science Center and Technological Museum in Thermi, Thessaloniki. Sixth Delphi International Psychoanalysis Symposium on «Psychoanalysis and the Human Body: Beyond the Mind-Body Dualism,» organized by the University of Patras Department of Psychiatry. At Delphi to Sunday. Tel. 2610.994.534 or visit Thursday Public holiday commemorating October 28, 1940, when Greece entered World War II on the side of the Allies. Prime Minister Karamanlis and Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis visit Rome for the signing of the European Constitutional Treaty. To Friday. Friday Deputy Foreign Minister Panayiotis Skandalakis begins a nine-day visit to New York. International conference on «Obesity and Metabolism,» organized by the Corfu Medical Council, at the Corfu Palace. To Sunday. 29th Panhellenic Dental Congress opens at the Helexpo fairground in Thessaloniki. To Sunday. Sunday Clocks get turned back one hour at 4 a.m. – to 3 a.m. – as summer time ends.