NEWS

This Week

Monday President Karolos Papoulias in Moscow to attend celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Nazis’ defeat. World Missionary and Evangelism Conference (CWME) convenes in Athens. The conference is organized by the World Council of Churches. To May 16. Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis visits Belgrade to attend the Fifth Serbia and Montenegro Summit. To Tuesday. Bank workers’ federation (OTOE) to meet with management representatives to resume talks on pension fund reform. Exhibition on «Digital Topographies,» hosted by the Technical Chamber of Greece in cooperation with the Panhellenic Architects’ Union, opens at the Foundation of the Hellenic World and will run through May 22. For details, log on to www.ime.gr. Tuesday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis visits Bucharest to attend meeting of the Organization for Inter-Balkan Cooperation. To Wednesday. Parliament to discuss proposal for a referendum on the European Constitution. Truck drivers stage a 24-hour strike demanding better and safer working conditions. Protesters are expected to block the ports of Piraeus, Keratsini, Patras and Thessaloniki. The European federation of therapeutic communities together with the therapy center for dependent individuals (KETHEA) hold the tenth European conference on «Rehabilitation and Drug Policy,» to be held at the Creta Maris Hotel in Iraklion, Crete. To Saturday. Tel. 210 924.1993-6 or log on to www.kethea.gr. Wednesday Labor federations of the public (ADEDY) and private (GSEE) sectors hold a 24-hour strike as part of postponed May Day commemorations. Protesters will demonstrate at 10.30 a.m. at the Pedion tou Areos in Athens and at 10 a.m. at the Venizelos statue and Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki. Seamen stage a 24-hour strike demanding jobs and better pay. Thursday State hospital employees stage a 48-hour strike demanding more money and staff. University of Thessaloniki holds an international conference on «Olympic Games and the International Mass Media,» to be held at the Athens Bar Association, 5.30 p.m. To Friday. Tel. 2310.992.052. University of Thessaloniki holds a conference on «Landscape Architecture: Education Research and Practice.» To Friday. Tel. 2310.995.473. University of Thessaly, in cooperation with the Technical Chamber of Greece, holds a conference on «Town Planning and Regional Development,» at the university’s facilities. To May 14. Tel. 24210.743.85 or www.prd.uth.gr. Friday Technical Chamber of Greece in cooperation with the Agriculture Ministry hold a three-day conference in Volos, Larissa and Karditsa, focusing on the new technologies in agricultural production and agricultural development. To Sunday. Tel. 210.329.1443 or log on to www.tee.gr. Saturday President Papoulias visits Alexandroupolis. European Network for Communication and Information (EURONEM) holds a conference on «European Constitution and Development,» to be held at 6.30 p.m. at the Municipality of Hydra island. Tel. 210.672.4562 or log on to www.euronem.org.gr. Sunday President Papoulias visits Chios. Deadline for migrants’ re-entry into Greece after the Easter holiday.