NEWS

This Week

Monday President Karolos Papoulias pays a three-day visit to Ioannina prefecture to attend events for the 93rd anniversary of the city’s liberation from Turkish occupation. Education Minister Marietta Giannakou and Defense Minister Evangelos Meimarakis also to attend. Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras to attend EU justice ministers’ meeting in Brussels. To Tuesday. PASOK leader George Papandreou ends a two-day visit to the Argolid in the Peloponnese. Judicial officials begin a 48-hour strike over financial and other job-related demands. US Embassy in Athens – including the Consular section – the US Consulate in Thessaloniki and all US government offices in Greece will remain closed today in observance of Presidents’ Day. Tuesday Truck drivers stage a 24-hour strike demanding that the government retract the new law on transport. Wednesday The University of Athens, in cooperation with the Stoa tou Vivliou, holds a book exhibition and series of lectures on «Preventive Medicine,» at 7.30 p.m. at the Stoa tou Vivliou, 5 Pesmazoglou. To March 4. Tel. 210.325.3989. Cypriot Foreign Minister Giorgos Iacovou visits Athens. Communist Party general secretary Aleka Papariga to visit Thessaloniki and Naoussa prefectures. Thursday Education Minister Marietta Giannakou to attend EU education ministers’ meeting in Brussels. Municipal grouping Athina Avrio (Athens Tomorrow) meets to appoint the new mayor of Athens. Friday PASOK National Council convenes. To Saturday. New Democracy Central Committee meets to elect its new secretary. French Embassy, in cooperation with Athens Municipality, holds an exhibition on studies in France titled «Atout France 2006,» in Zappeion Hall. To Sunday. Tel. 210.339.8651 or log on to www.edufair.org/greece06. Saturday Peace activists and movements from around the world to meet in Hania, Crete, to demonstrate against US bases in the region. On Sunday at noon protesters will march to the US base in Souda Bay.