NEWS

This Week

Monday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas and his deputies, Giorgos Salagoudis and Yiannis Papathanassiou. The immigrants’ service of the Athens Municipality’s Social Welfare Department opens at the corner of 45 Maizonos and Psaron streets. Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis makes an official visit to China. To Saturday. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis to meet with representatives of local authorities and general secretaries of Environment and Public Order ministries to resume talks on road safety. «A Different Look at Athens,» multinational photo exhibition to be held at the Athena Grand Hotel, Kotzia Sq. To January 23. Tuesday Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas to chair meeting of Competition Commission on supermarket cartel. Parliament to debate draft law barring major media shareholders from doing business with the state. Athens University hosts conference on «Journalistic Ethics,» to be held at 7 p.m at the Ioannis Drakopoulos amphitheater. Al Jazeera satellite television channel editor Yasser Thabet will be the keynote speaker. Parliamentary committee investigating arms procurements to meet. Wednesday Primary and secondary school teachers’ federations (DOE-OLME) meet to discuss future strike action. Arts and crafts exhibition to be held at Piraeus Port Organization (OLP). Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos will open the exhibition at 7 p.m. To Sunday. Synaspismos Left Coalition’s newly elected chairman, Alekos Alavanos, visits Thessaloniki. To Thursday. Thursday Agriculture Minister Evangelos Bassiakos to meet with representatives of Larissa cotton farmers. Deputy Interior Minister Thanassis Nakos to chair meeting of interministerial central monitoring committee on «Thiseas» funding program for local authorities. Friday Parliamentary committee to publish report of its investigation into arms procurements. Each party represented at the committee is expected to publish its own report. Piraeus Marine Club organizes the fifth International P&I Conference, to be held at its premises, 51 Akti Miaouli in Piraeus. For details, tel 210.429.3606-8. Saturday Deadline for migrants returning from holidays, except those from Southeastern Asia, who have been given until February 2.