This Week

Monday Transport Minister Michalis Liapis to present the new transportation map of Athens. Winter store hours come into effect. Shops and supermarkets will be open until 8 p.m. daily and 6 p.m. on Saturdays. National Bank of Greece employees stage 24-hour national strike, demanding the hiring of more personnel. Kyrgyz Republic President Askar Akaev begins a three-day visit. Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis to brief Communist Party President Aleka Papariga on recent developments in Greek-Turkish relations. Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis to present the new municipal volunteer program and give awards to Olympic and Paralympic Games volunteers. At 6 p.m., Athinaida conference hall, 34-36 Kastorias, Votanikos. Hellenic American Union holds the second «Information Security Matrix Forum 2004» at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens. To Wednesday. For further information, call 210.368.0907 or visit Tuesday Parliamentary committee investigating purchase of TOR-M1 missiles meets. Foreign Minister Molyviatis to attend EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels. Tugboat and rescue crews stage work stoppages from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., to press pension demands. Technical Chamber of Greece holds a conference on «Flood Protection in Attica,» to be held at the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 7 Academias. Tel. 210.329.1252 or visit French Institute in Athens is hosting a lecture on «Hormones and Breast Cancer,» to be delivered by Dr Pascale This of the Curie Institute. At IFA’s auditorium, 31 Sina. For further details, call 210.339.8600. Wednesday Andreas Papandreou Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISTAME) holds a conference on «Left-Right: Limits and Divisions – PASOK in the New Era,» at Kaisariani Town Hall. PASOK MP Evangelos Venizelos will speak. Tel. 210.363.1745. Thursday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to attend European Council meeting in Brussels. To Friday. National Center for Research and Technological Development (EKETA) together with Thessaloniki University holds a conference on «Human Resources and Mobility – Marie Curie Actions,» at EKETA premises, Thermi, Thessaloniki. Tel. 2310.994.013. International Hospital Federation in cooperation with Thessaloniki University holds an international conference titled «Toward a Smart Hospital,» at the Macedonia Hotel, Thessaloniki. To Sunday. Tel. 2310.265.898. Eighteenth congress of the European Society for Urological Research is held at the Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens. To Saturday. Tel. 210.745.6340. Friday Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in cooperation with the European Sociological Association and the Media Research Network hold an international conference on «New Directions in European Media,» at the auditorium of Thessaloniki’s Bar Society, 103 Tsimiski & Vironos streets. To Sunday. Tel. 2310.494.843. Sunday Annual marathon race takes place along classic route.