NEWS

This Week

Monday Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis is on a five-day visit to Russia. To Wednesday. Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis is on a visit to Chicago, Washington DC and San Francisco. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis visits the Athens Urban Transport Organization (OASA) to attend an event to mark the start of cooperation between OASA and Attica’s KTEL buses. Agricultural Development Minister Evangelos Bassiakos attends a meeting of EU agriculture ministers in Luxembourg. To tomorrow. Tuesday Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos speaks at the annual meeting of the Local Union of Municipalities and Communities of Attica Prefecture (TEDKNA). President Karolos Papoulias presents awards to the students of the Fine Arts School of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. Within the framework of this year’s European Week of Safety and Health at Work, the Labor Ministry is holding a conference on «Tackling Noise in the Workplace,» at 5 p.m. at the Patras Palace Hotel, in Patras. Deputy Labor Minister Gerasimos Giakoumatos to make the opening address. For details, log on to www.ypakp.gr. Constantine Karamanlis Institute for Democracy holds a conference on «Rights and Protection of Consumers in Greece and European Union» in cooperation with the French Embassy, at 7.30 p.m. at the National Research Foundation. Deputy Development Minister Yiannis Papathanassiou to speak. Tel. 210.725.7495. Thursday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis attends an informal meeting of EU leaders at Hampton Court Palace, United Kingdom. To Friday. Friday Public holiday commemorating October 28, 1940, when Greece entered World War II on the side of the Allies. First international symposium on «Water and Wastewater Technologies in Ancient Civilizations,» takes place at the Atlantis Hotel in Iraklion, Crete. To Sunday. Tel. 2810.245851 or log on to www.nagref.gr. First congress of the European Left takes place at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Faliron. The congress starts with a women’s assembly on «Feminist Alternative for Another Europe.» Left Coalition Synaspismos President Alekos Alavanos to make the opening address. To Sunday. Sunday Clocks go back one hour at 4 a.m. to 3 a.m. – as summer time ends.