NEWS

This Week

MONDAY Three days of ceremonies commemorating the Polytechnic uprising of November 17, 1973 begin. Albanian Deputy Justice Ministera Anastas Duro to meet with Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras in Athens to discuss funding for prisons construction in Albania. Immigration Policy Institute hosts international conference on managing immigration. Transparency International Greece holds a conference on «Transparency and Justice,» at the Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Justice Minister Papaligouras to speak. Tel. 210.722.4940 or visit www.transparency.gr. TUESDAY President Costis Stephanopoulos pays an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Defense Minister Spilios Spiliotopoulos pays an official visit to Britain, where he will have talks with his counterpart Geoffrey Hoon on defense issues. To Thursday. WEDNESDAY Thirty-first anniversary of student-led uprising at Athens Polytechnic against 1967-74 dictatorship on Nov. 17, 1973. A march to the US Embassy will be held in the evening. Police, coast guards and firefighters will demonstrate outside police HQ on Alexandras Ave, demanding bonuses. THURSDAY Foundation of the Hellenic World holds a conference on «Cultural Convergence and Digital Technology,» at the Academy of Athens, 254 Pireos. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas and Deputy Culture Minister Petros Tatoulis to speak. To Saturday. Tel. 210.540.3800 or visit www.fhw.gr. Twentieth Medical Congress of the Armed Forces will be held at the Macedonia Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki. To Sunday. Tel. 2310.207.711. FRIDAY Forty-fifth Thessaloniki International Film Festival opens and will run through November 28. Visit www.filmfestival.gr. The University of Crete’s Department of Archaeology hosts an international symposium on Aegean metallurgy in the Bronze Age, at its campus in Rethymnon. To Sunday. Tel. 28310.77900 or visit www.rector.uoc.gr. Justice Minister Papaligouras to attend EU justice ministers’ meeting in Brussels. SATURDAY Greek Animal Welfare Society organizes a bazaar at Athens Municipality’s arts center. To Sunday. Tel. 210.602.0202. SUNDAY Museum guards in Athens hold a 24-hour strike.