NEWS

This Week

Monday Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios holds a meeting of all Orthodox Christian Church leaders to discuss issue of removal of Jerusalem Patriarch Irenaios. Judicial officials stage a one-hour work stoppage from noon to 1 p.m. protesting the Justice Ministry’s new regulations. PASOK leader George Papandreou to attend meeting of the Socialist International in Israel. To Tuesday. Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis holds a press conference to announce collaboration with the Athens Concert Hall. At noon at the concert hall. Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis to attend EU foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels. To Tuesday. Hellenic Academy of Modern Art in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry presents Greek artists of the Diaspora. At the Zappeion Hall. Parliament Speaker Anna Psarouda-Benaki will speak. 27th meeting of the International Bird Strike Committee (IBSC) is to be held at the Eugenides Foundation in Athens. To Friday. For further details log on to www.aia.gr. Tuesday Judicial officials stage a two-hour work stoppage from noon to 2 p.m. protesting at the Justice Ministry’s new regulations. Protesters will demonstrate at the Athens and Thessaloniki courts of first instance. Technical Chamber of Greece holds a press conference to present the «National Program of Earthquake Protection of Buildings,» at noon at TEE premises, 4 Karagiorgi Servias. Wednesday Economist Conferences hold the fourth International Forum on «Shipping and Port-City Development: The Outlook for Southeast Europe and the Mediterranean.» At the Athenaeum Inter-Continental Hotel. Merchant Marine Minister Manolis Kefaloyiannis will speak. To Thursday. Tel. 210.940.8750-2. Amnesty International holds a press conference to present its annual report for 2005. At noon at the Technical Chamber of Athens, 4 Karagiorgi Servias. PASOK leader George Papandreou to attend meeting of the European Socialist Party in Brussels. Top law enforcement officials from across Europe are to convene in Nicosia for an Interpol summit on crisis coordination and cross-border crime. To Friday. Thursday President Karolos Papoulias and Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to attend annual assembly of the Federation of Greek Industries (SEV) at the Athens Concert Hall. Thessaloniki International Book Fair opens at the Helexpo grounds. To Sunday. For details, www.helexpo.gr. Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) stages a two-hour work stoppage from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. protesting at unemployment in the sector. Protesters will demonstrate in Piraeus port. Hellenic Illumination Committee holds a conference on «Solar Light Advancements at the Dawn of the 21st Century,» at Conference & Training Center of the National Bank of Greece, 41-43 Poseidonos in Glyfada. To Friday. Tel. 210.891.7100 International Life Group insurance company holds a conference on «Safe Driving,» to be held at noon at the King George II Hotel. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis will speak. Tel. 210.811.9000 or log on to www.inlife.gr. National Book Center in cooperation with National Documentation Center hold a conference on «National and European Actions for Cultural Heritage: Museums, Archives and Libraries,» to be held at the Helexpo fairground in Thessaloniki. Tel. 210.727.3917 or log on to www.ekt.gr. University of Thessaloniki holds the fifth scientific conference on «Chemical Engineering,» to be held at the Helexpo grounds in Thessaloniki. To Saturday. Tel. 2310.244.987 or log on to www.cheng.auth.gr. Friday Hellenic American University in cooperation with the Hellenic American Union hold an international conference on university assessment titled «Demonstrating Quality in Higher Education,» at HAU premises, 22 Massalias. To Saturday. Tel. 210.368.0900 or log on to www.hau.gr.