NEWS

This Week

Monday Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) is holding a conference on «Human Rights and Cross-Border Movements of Persons» at its premises. To Thursday. Tel. 210.725.7112 or visit www.eliamep.gr. Foundation of International Economic Relations is holding a conference on «Iran and Greek-Iranian Relations Today: Political, Economic and Business Dimensions» at 10.30 a.m. at the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 7-9 Academias. Tel. 210.362.0274. Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis to attend EU General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) in Brussels. Research and Policy Strategy Institute INERPOST is holding a round-table discussion on «Governance, Transparency and Development,» at 7 p.m. at the Foreign Ministry. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos to speak. Tel. 210.362.6187 or visit www.inerpost.org/gr. Hellenic Travel Show starts at the Metro station in Syntagma Square. To Sunday. Draft 2006 budget to be presented to Parliament. Tuesday National Documentation Center holds a conference on «New and Emerging Sciences and Technologies,» at the National Research Foundation. Tel. 210.727.3917 or visit www.ekt.gr. Wednesday Epoline annual conference on «The Future of the Intellectual Property Infrastructure in Europe» is to be held at the Athenaeum Inter-Continental Hotel in Athens. To Thursday. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas to speak. For details, visit www.epoline.org. Thursday Georgian Foreign Minister Gela Bezhuashvili visits Athens. He is to meet with his Greek counterpart, Petros Molyviatis. UN association of personnel in cooperation with the Hellenic Society of International Law and Relations hold a round-table discussion on «The UN in Greece – Greece in the UN: Their Role in the Region,» at 5.30 p.m. at the Foreign Ministry. Tel. 210.675.680. Greek Association for Atlantic and European Cooperation holds its 15th annual international symposium on «Security and Cooperation in the Broader Euro-Atlantic Region: Greece in the New Environment,» at 9.30 a.m. at the Foreign Ministry. Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis to make the opening address. To Saturday. Tel. 210.865.5979 or visit www.gaaec.org. Newspaper and other media staff hold a 24-hour strike over social security demands and a collective labor agreement. Friday Greek Association for the Study and the Prevention of Sexual Assault is holding its second congress on «Sexual Assault,» at the Hellenic American Union, 22 Massalias, Kolonaki. Tel. 210.729.0496 or visit www.obrela.gr. Athens School of Fine Arts is holding its second congress on «Art History,» at 10 a.m. on its premises, 256 Pireos, Rendi. Tel. 210.389.7121 or visit www.asfa.gr. Hellenic Association for the Study and Control of AIDS is holding the 17th Panhellenic Aids conference at 9 a.m. at the Divani Caravel Hotel. To Sunday. Tel. 210.722.3046 or visit www.aidhellas. Sunday PM Costas Karamanlis to attend Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation summit meeting in Barcelona. To Monday.