NEWS

This Week

Monday President Costis Stephanopoulos to inaugurate amphitheater of Gennadius Library at the American School of Classical Studies. Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis to inaugurate the immigrants’ service of the Athens Municipality’s Social Welfare Department, Psaron & 45 Maizonos in Metaxourgeio, at noon. Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras and Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas meet to discuss penal code and bankruptcy law. Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in conjunction with Hellenic Center for European Studies (EKEM) holds a conference on «The European Constitution and the Future of Greece,» in Patras. Tel. 210.725.7110 or visit www.eliamep.gr. Deputy Culture Minister Petros Tatoulis to inaugurate exhibition on artworks by Greeks of the diaspora. At the Center for the Study of Contemporary Pottery, Thiseion. Agriculture Minister Evangelos Bassiakos to attend EU Agriculture Ministers meeting in Brussels. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with film director Michalis Cacoyannis. Karamanlis also to meet with Environment and Public Works Minister Giorgos Souflias. National Confederation of Greek Commerce (ESEE) meets to discuss reported government intention to extend shop hours. Athens-Piraeus super-prefect Fofi Gennimata to meet with the board of General Confederation of Greek Small Businesses and Traders (GSEVEE) to discuss extended shop hours. Tuesday Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos visits in Athens. To Wednesday. Merchant Marine Minister Manolis Kefaloyiannis to speak at a working luncheon at the Piraeus Marine Club, at 1 p.m. Cross-party National Council for Foreign Policy convenes. Wednesday Defense Ministry organizes a conference on «Staff Health and Safety in the Armed Forces,» at 9 a.m. at the War Museum. Defense Minister Spilios Spiliotopoulos to speak. Thursday President Costis Stephanopoulos to visit Auschwitz to attend ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation. Holocaust Remembrance Day. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to lay a wreath at noon at the Holocaust Monument in Thessaloniki. A ceremony will also be held at 8 p.m. at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall in memory of Greek Jews killed in the Holocaust. German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer to speak. UN High Commissioner for Refugees in cooperation with Sakkoulas Publications holds a round-table discussion on «Refugees: The Right of Political Asylum,» at 12.30 p.m. in the Stoa tou Vivliou. European Ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros to speak. See www.unhcr.gr. Union of Judges and Prosecutors strikes, demanding back pay for the last three years. British-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce holds a conference on «Greek Football: The Way Ahead,» to be held at 9 a.m. at the Divani Caravel Hotel. Deputy Culture Minister Giorgos Orfanos to speak. Tel. 210.728.9000. Hellenic Society of Preventive Medicine organizes its fifth conference on «Preventive Medicine,» to be held at the Holiday Inn hotel in Athens. To Friday. Tel. 210.771.1673. Friday European Network for Communication and Information (EURONEM) holds a conference on «The Role of Citizens and the new European Constitution,» to be held at 11 a.m. at the European Parliament offices in Athens, 8 Amalias. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos to speak. Tel. 210.672.4562.