NEWS

This Week

Monday Athens and Piraeus state hospital doctors to hold 24-hour strike, demanding more pay and staff hiring. Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis and Defense Minister Spilios Spiliotopoulos attend EU general affairs and foreign relations council in Brussels. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas to chair meeting of National Competitiveness Council, at Zappeion Hall at 10 a.m. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis to chair a meeting on road safety. Congress of Civil Servants’ Union (ADEDY) to be held at the Novotel Hotel. To Thursday. Economy and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis and SEV President Odysseas Kyriakopoulos to speak at «Entrepreneurship in Greece» seminar. Andreas Papandreou Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISTAME) holds a conference on «The End of Ideology or the Beginning of a New Era: PASOK’s Proposal,» at the cultural center of the Argolida prefecture. PASOK MP Costas Skandalidis to speak. Tel 210.363.1745-8. Emporiki Bank CEO Giorgos Provopoulos to meet with bank employees’ union to discuss social security issues. Tuesday Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) holds an international conference on «Electronic Crime 2004: Network Hacking & Telecommunication Fraud» at the War Museum in Athens. To Friday. Tel 210.810.4770-5. Euromoney conference on «Post-Olympic Greece: Infrastructural Development & Financial Innovation» to be held at the Hilton Hotel. Governor of National Bank of Greece Takis Arapoglou to speak. To Wednesday. For further details, tel 210.995.5230 or visit www.euromoneyconferences.com. Wednesday Work stoppages and strikes on several Aegean Islands demanding better ferry links. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis to open the «Executive Car 2004» exhibition at the Expo Athens in Anthousa. Thursday Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis to award the medal of the city of Athens to outgoing British Ambassador Sir David Madden at City Hall at 12 noon. Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) hosts lecture given by Bill Emmott, editor in chief of The Economist, on «America, Europe and the Middle East. What Next?» at the Theodoros Karatzas Amphitheater of the National Bank of Greece, 82-84 Aeolou St, at 7 p.m. Tel 210.725.7110. Panteion University holds a conference on «Policies on the Equality of the Sexes in Europe,» at the congress hall of the National Bank of Greece, 41-43 Poseidonos, Glyfada. Tel 210.920.1037 or visit www.panteion.gr. Friday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis pays an official visit to Egypt. To Sunday. Employees at Emporiki Bank stage a 24-hour strike protesting their chairman’s proposald for their incorporation into the Social Security Fund. Conference on «The Conscience of Europe» at Journalists’ Union (ESIEA) headquarters, 20 Academias St, at 3 p.m. Athens Mayor Bakoyannis and Deputy Culture Minister Petros Tatoulis to attend. Tel 210.361.3886.