NEWS

This Week

Monday Aristotle University of Thessaloniki hosts a conference on «The Future of Europe» on the university’s premises. Tel. 2310.996.751 or log on to www.auth.gr. Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica visits Athens. He is to meet with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis. Tuesday President Karolos Papoulias meets with his Albanian counterpart Alfred Moisiu in Albania. Communist Party President Aleka Papariga holds a press conference at 1 p.m. on next year’s municipal and prefectural elections. General Secretariat for Equality holds a conference on «Equality of the Sexes and Competitiveness – The Role of Businesses» at 5 p.m. at the Athens Hilton Hotel. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas and Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos will speak. To Wednesday. Tel. 210.331.5292 or log on to www.isotita.gr. Wednesday Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis attends Greek-Bulgarian-Romanian summit meeting in Athens. Pensioners are due to stage demonstrations across the country opposing the government’s social security policy. Civil Servants’ Union holds a protest rally at the General Accounting Office over social security demands. Thursday Communication Institute presents a study on the Modern Greek language at noon at the Stoa tou Vivliou. Education Minister Marietta Giannakou to speak. Tel. 210.331.8065 or log on to www.stoabibliou.gr. Friday Third international meeting of nuclear medicine of northern Greece opens at the Grand Hotel Palace in Thessaloniki. To Sunday. Tel. 2310.229.133 or log on to www.auth.gr. Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos chairs National Tourism Council in Thessaloniki.