NEWS

This Week

Monday The Constantine Karamanlis Institute of Democracy hosts a conference on «Economic Reforms: New Structures for Development and Social Cohesion» at 9 a.m. at the Divani Caravel Hotel. Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis will speak. For more information, call 210.725.7495 or log on to www.idkaramanlis.gr. The Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage hosts a workshop on «Byzantium Early Islam Project» at 9 a.m. at its premises at 28 Tripodon Street, Plaka. To Friday. For more information, call 210.322.6693 or log on to www.ellinikietairia.gr. Parliamentary Speaker Anna-Psarouda Benaki attends a meeting of the Euromediterranean Assembly board in Brussels. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visits Athens. He is to meet with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis. Bank workers stage a 24-hour strike demanding collective labor agreement. Protesters will demonstrate at 9 a.m. outside the National Bank of Greece on Aeolou Street in central Athens. Tuesday Justice and Interior ministers Anastassis Papaligouras and Giorgos Voulgarakis chair a meeting of the Justice and Interior ministers of Southeastern Europe at the Poseidon Resort in Loutraki. The issues of organized crime, human trafficking and terrorism will top the agenda. To Wednesday. Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos visits Athens to hold talks with Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis. PASOK leader George Papandreou chairs the party’s political council in Anavyssos. To Wednesday. Wednesday Kariera SA and Business Seminars host the conference «From Vision to Achievement» at the Pantheon-Athinon Arena, 166 Pireos. Neil Armstrong, the captain of the legendary Apollo 11 moon mission, will be the keynote speaker. For more information, call 210.674.7100 or log on to www.neil-armstrong.gr. Thursday The Institute of International Economic Relations (IDOS) holds a conference on «The Role of the Foreign Policy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the European Union and the Modern International Political and Economic System» at 6.30 p.m. at the Goethe Institute, 14-16 Omirou, Kolonaki. For more information, call 210.362.0274 or log on to www.idec.gr. Friday Hospital doctors in Athens and Piraeus stage a 24-hour strike demanding higher wages, better working conditions and more staff. Primary and secondary school teachers demonstrate in Iraklion, Crete, over financial and institutional demands. Tenth medical congress begins at the War Museum. To tomorrow. For more information, call 210.331.1047 or log on to www.goldair-tours.gr. Eco Q Magazine holds a conference on «Quality and the Public Sector: The Citizen Comes First» in the amphitheater of the Transport Ministry. For more information, call 210.662.7981.