NEWS

This Week

Monday Education Minister Marietta Giannakou to meet with representatives of state Technical Colleges (TEIs). Greek Research and Technology Network (EDET) holds a conference on «Go-online,» to be held at the National Research Foundation, at 6 p.m. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas will attend. For further information visit www.edet.gr. Tuesday Stoa tou Vivliou in cooperation with the Medical School of Athens organizes a medical book exhibition on «The Social Role of Modern Medicine. The Contribution of the Medical School of Athens.» At the Stoa tou Vivliou. Health Minister Nikitas Kaklamanis will open the exhibition. To Saturday. For further details, tel 210.325.3989. Wednesday Tugboat and rescue crews begin open-ended 24-hour strikes. State technical colleges (TEIs) across the country will remain closed due to financial problems. Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis to brief parliamentary committee responsible for foreign and defense affairs on foreign issues. Builders across the country stage a 24-hour strike. Thursday 16th panhellenic Aids conference is held at the Athens Concert Hall. The conference is organized by the Hellenic Association for the Study and Control of Aids. To Saturday. For further information, visit www.aidshellas.gr. 18th congress of Northern Greece Association on Diabetes is held at the Macedonia Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki. To Saturday. For further information, tel 2310.257.128. Municipal workers (POE-OTA) stage a 48-hour strike. At 10.30 a.m. they will stage a protest march to the Interior Ministry. Friday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis pays an official visit to Cyprus. To tomorrow. Doctors at state hospitals in Athens and Piraeus stage a 24-hour strike protesting at the new duty rosters system. Saturday University professors meet to discuss future strike action. Hellenic American Union hosts a workshop on «Develop Team Working Skills,» at its premises, 22 Massalias, Kolonaki. For further details, tel 210.480.8460. Thessaloniki Organization for Women’s Employment and Resources (TOWER) is holding an ergonomic workshop on «Helping Your Body Help You,» at 10.30 a.m. at the Cultural center of Kalamaria Municipality, Thessaloniki. For further details, visit www.homeinternational.gr/tower. Pet show opens at the EKEP Exhibition Center in Metamorfossi. To Monday. For further details, tel 210.672.5130. Sunday Museum guards in Athens hold a 24-hour strike due to financial demands.