NEWS

This Week

Monday Patras University, in cooperation with the Technical Chamber of Greece, holds the third conference on «Road Safety,» starting at 9 a.m. at the university’s cultural center. Environment Minister Giorgos Souflias to make the opening address. To tomorrow. Tel. 2610.997.647 or log on to www.tee.gee. US Embassy in Athens, including the consular section and the Consulate General in Thessaloniki, will be closed today in observance of Columbus Day. PASOK political council convenes. The state budget for 2006 is to top the agenda. Hellenic Migration Policy Institute (IMEPO) holds the second international conference on «Ensuring the Benefits of Migration in Southeastern Europe,» at 9.30 a.m. at the King George Hotel in Athens. Archbishop Christodoulos and Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos to attend. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.725.5385-8 or log on to www.imepo.gr. Tuesday National Technical University of Athens hosts the first Greek-Japanese workshop on «Seismic Design, Observation and Retrofitting of Foundations.» To Wednesday. Tel. 210.772.3383 or log on to www.ntua.gr. Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis visits Brussels to attend a meeting of the EU’s Committee of the Regions. Wednesday Eleventh annual presentation by American universities takes place 2-7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. Tel. 210.724.1811 or log on to www.fulbright.gr. Friday British Embassy, in cooperation with the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), holds the sixth annual Greek-British conference on «Toward a New European Society: Migration and Change,» on the island of Hydra. To Sunday. Tel. 210.725.7124 or log on to www.eliamep.gr. Association of Publishers of Local Daily Newspapers (EIHEE) hosts an international conference on «Local Press and Regional Development,» in Veria prefecture. President Karolos Papoulias to make the opening address. To Sunday. Tel. 210.362.4651. Sunday President Karolos Papoulias pays a three-day visit to Cyprus. To Tuesday.