This Week

Monday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis is on a visit to Prague. Today he will meet with Czech President Vaclav Klaus and Czech Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek. Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis to meet with the president of Left Coalition Synaspismos party, Alekos Alevanos. Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis visits Austria. Tuesday President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias to meet with Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis to be briefed on current foreign policy issues. Wednesday Greek flight attendants’ union (EISF) stages a 24-hour strike demanding that Olympic Airlines enforce a collective labor agreement. Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis to meet with the Bavarian Interior Minister Guenther Bechstein. Deputy Foreign Undersecretary of Turkey Ertugrul Apakan is due in Athens. He will meet with Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis in view of the EU-Turkey accession talks scheduled to begin in October 3. Thursday Greek National Committee for UNESCO in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry hosts a photo exhibition on «World Heritage UNESCO – Greek Monuments» at the ministry, 1 Academias. Deputy Foreign Minister Panayiotis Skandalakis will open the exhibition at 7 p.m. Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis to attend informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in Newport, Wales. To Friday. Thessaloniki Mayor Vassilis Papageorgopoulos to meet with Thessaloniki trade unions and chambers in view of the International Fair, at 1 p.m. at the Macedonia Palace Hotel. Bus drivers stage a five-hour work stoppage from the beginning of their shift until 8 a.m. and from 9 p.m. until the end of their shift demanding a collective labor agreement. Friday Deputy Interior Minister Athanassion Nakos visits the island of Rhodes to present the «Thiseas» local government development program. To Saturday. President Karolos Papoulias visits Hortiati village in Thessaloniki to attend events commemorating the destruction of the village by German forces in 1944. Saturday 31st anniversary of PASOK’s foundation on September 3, 1974.

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