NEWS

This Week

Monday Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis is on a visit to Tirana, Albania. He is to sign a bilateral agreement between Greece and Albania for the protection of children from trafficking. Minister of State Theodoros Roussopoulos to chair a meeting with mass media representatives on the new bill regarding the concentration of media ownership and the licensing of electronic media. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to attend EU General Affairs council meeting in Brussels. To tomorrow. The consular section of the US Embassy will be closed today for internal administrative reasons. Non-governmental organization Agapi to host a conference on «Trafficking in Human Beings,» at 7 p.m. at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki. Macedonia-Thrace Minister Georgios Kalatzis will speak. Tel. 2310.207.724 or log on to www.koagapi.gr. Tuesday Greek Federation of Bank Employees’ Unions (OTOE) to stage a 24-hour strike over collective labor agreements. General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) and Civil Servants’ Union (ADEDY) to stage a four-hour work stoppage from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to protest about workers’ rights. Protesters will hold a demonstration at noon outside OTOE’s headquarters in Athens and at 2 p.m. at the Venizelos Statue in Thessaloniki. Bus, trolley and electric railway drivers to join the four-hour work stoppage, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., called by GSEE and ADEDY. Holy Synod to convene in order to elect bishops for Piraeus and Siatista. Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos to visit Paris to meet with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. The Center for European Constitutional Law to hold a conference on «Greek, American and British Judges: Justice Against Terrorism without Fear or Passion,» at 6 p.m. at the Journalists’ Union (ESIEA), 20 Academias. New Democracy MEP Yiannis Varvitsiotis and court of first instance public prosecutor Yiannis Diotis will speak. Tel. 210.362.3506 or log on to www.cecl.gr. Wednesday Greek Teachers’ Federation (DOE) and State Senior High School Teachers’ Federation (OLME) to stage a protest rally in Volos over financial and institutional demands. Thursday Greek Teachers’ Federation (DOE) and High School Teachers’ Federation (OLME) to stage a protest rally in Kavala and Patras prefectures over financial and institutional demands.