This Week

Monday National Council for Education convenes. University and TEI professors to stage a 24-hour strike. Also, professors and students will stage demonstrations in central Athens. Bank employees to stage a 24-hour strike over pension fund reform. At 10.30 a.m., protesters will stage a demonstration outside their federation (OTOE) offices. Economy and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis to present bill protecting capital markets from manipulation. Winter sales end. Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis to meet with US Ambassador Charles Ries. At 9 p.m., she will unveil a statue of the late actress Aliki Vouyiouklaki in Mavili Sq. Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos to meet with Judges and Prosecutors’ Union. The Association for the Modernization of Society (OPEK) holds a conference on «Integration of Migrants in Host Countries: Realism or Utopia?» to be held at 7 p.m., at GSEE premises, 69 Patission. PASOK MP Anna Diamantopoulou to speak. Merchant Marine Minister Manolis Kefaloyiannis chairs meeting of the National Council of Merchant Marine Policy. Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis holds a press conference on the third open forum on employment and entrepreneurship, to be held on March 4 and 5 at Technopolis, Gazi. Croatian Embassy in Athens organizes a conference on «Croatia’s European Perspective,» to be held at noon at the embassy’s premises in Neo Psychico. Tel. 210.677.7059. Tuesday Bank of Greece Governor Nicholas Garganas to present his report on monetary policy for 2004-2005 to Parliament Speaker Anna Psarouda-Benaki. At 1 p.m., the report will also be presented at a press conference at the bank’s headquarters. Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation stages a 48-hour strike over financial and social security demands. To Wednesday. Left Coalition (Synaspismos) conference on «Relations Between Church and State,» at 10.30 a.m. at Zappeion Hall. Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis visits Paris. To Wednesday. Wednesday Pensioners stage demonstrations across the country protesting low pension increases. Economy and Finance Minister Alogoskoufis to meet with their representatives. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis visits Zagreb and Belgrade. The Center of European Constitutional Law holds a conference on «Judicial Power and the Fight Against Terrorism,» at the offices of journalists’ union (ESHEA), 20 Academias, at 6 p.m. Tel. 210.362.3506. KETHEA detoxification center presents the annual report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) for 2004. At noon, at the journalists’ union (ESHEA), 20 Academias. Thursday Prime Minister Karamanlis visits Pristina, Kosovo. Seventh PASOK Congress begins at Faliron Olympic Complex. To Sunday. Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos visits New York. Friday Economy and Finance Minister Alogoskoufis visits Epirus. To Saturday. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas chairs a meeting of development and energy ministers of Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (OSEP) in Alexandroupolis.

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