NEWS

This Week

Monday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis attends European Council Summit in Warsaw. To tomorrow. President Karolos Papoulias visits Defense Ministry. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas chairs meeting of the National Competitiveness and Development Council at 11 a.m. at Zappeion Hall. New Athens store delivery times come into effect in an effort to ease traffic and reduce pollution, with daily deliveries suspended from 7 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Teachers working in private foreign-language schools stage protest outside Labor Ministry at 1.30 p.m., demanding collective work agreement. League for Women’s Rights holds a conference on «Harmonization of the Professional Career and Family Life of Men and Women: Legislation and Practice,» at the Law Library, 23 Mavromichali at 6.30 p.m. Tel. 210.362.6460. Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis meets with Kosovo Trade Minister Bujar Dugoli. Economy and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis visits Japan to attend Expo exhibition. To May 23. Synaspismos Left Coalition Party leader Alekos Alavanos meets with the board of Civil Servants’ Union (ADEDY). Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece (KEDKE) holds a press conference on the bill for the use of Olympic venues, at noon at its premises, 8 Gennadiou & 65 Academias. Tuesday Entry into museums is free, in celebration of International Museum Day. The Greek branch of ICOMOS (the International Council of Museums) hosts a conference on «Museums: Bridges of Civilization,» at 6 p.m. at the Byzantine and Christian Museum. Deputy Culture Minister Petros Tatoulis to speak. The Constantine Karamanlis Foundation holds an international symposium on «Spain, Portugal and Greece: 30 Years after the Transition to Democracy,» to be held at 6.30 p.m. at the foundation’s premises. Prime Minister Karamanlis to make the opening speech. To Wednesday. The Athens News Agency celebrates the centenary of its founding with an event at 11 a.m. at Zappeion Hall. President Karolos Papoulis and State Minister Theodoros Roussopoulos to speak. The French Embassy and the Defense Ministry hold a seminar on «European Defense,» at 9 a.m. at the War Museum. Defense Minister Spilios Spiliotopoulos to speak. Tel. 210.339.1048. Wednesday Civil servants affiliated with the Communist PAME movement stage 24-hour strike. Rally at Omonia Sq at 10 a.m. Thursday Prime Minister Karamanlis begins visit to United States. To Sunday. Students and university personnel to stage demonstration in central Athens at noon, protesting against European education ministers’ meeting in Bergen, Norway. Friday Prime Minister Karamanlis meets with US President George W. Bush at the White House. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in cooperation with the Hellenic Society of Medicinal Chemistry holds the ninth conference in advanced medicinal chemistry on «Designing Molecules Against Diseases of Modern Societies,» at the Telloglio Institute of Arts in Thessaloniki. To Sunday. Tel. 2310.997.621 or log on to www.auth.gr. Saturday End-of-year exams for senior high students begin. Sunday President Papoulias visits Hania for events commemorating the WWII Battle of Crete.