NEWS

This Week

Monday Culture Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis visits Cannes to attend events for the Europe Day. President Karolos Papoulias to meet with the board of the Greek Boy and Girl Scouts. In the evening, he is to inaugurate the exhibition on Fernando Botero at the National Gallery. National Health System (ESY) staff to stage a five-hour work stoppage from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. demanding better compensation and the classification of their jobs as hazardous. Lawyers across the country to stage a 24-hour strike over institutional demands. Tuesday Economy and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis to chair the ministerial meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. University teaching staff to begin a three-day strike over institutional and financial demands. To Thursday. National Health System (ESY) staff in Eastern and Central Macedonia and Thessaly to stage a five-hour work stoppage from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., demanding better compensation and classification of their jobs as hazardous and detrimental to health. Andreas Papandreou Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISTAME) to hold a conference on «Architecture and the New City,» at 7.30 p.m. at the Ionic Center in Plaka. Tel. 210.363.1745 or log on to www.istame.gr. Parliament Speaker Anna Psarouda-Benaki to address a charity event for the protection of abused women at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. The event is hosted by the Foreign Ministry’s Hellenic AID society. Tel. 210.364.0005-7. Wednesday First international philosophy conference on «Ethics & Politics,» to open on Crete at the conference center of St Mark’s Basilica, Eleftheriou Venizelou Square, Iraklion. Tel. 2810.399.100 or log on to www.philosophycrete.edu.gr. Macedonia-Thrace Minister Giorgos Kalatzis to visit Germany. Education Ministry and the Israeli Council of Greece to present the album titled «The Holocaust of Greek Jews: Monuments and Memories,» at 7 p.m. at the Old Parliament building. Education Minister Marietta Giannakou will speak. National Health System (ESY) staff in Athens stage a five-hour work stoppage from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. demanding better salaries and the classification of their jobs as hazardous. Agricultural University of Athens in cooperation with the Greek Meteorological Society (HMS) to open a conference on «Meteorology: Climatology and Atmospheric Physics,» at the university. To Friday. Tel. 210.529.4219 or log on to www.aua.gr. Thursday Thessaloniki Book Fair 2006 opens its doors at the Helexpo complex in Thessaloniki. Through Sunday. Tel. 2310.291.180 or log on to www.helexpo.gr. The 10th Panhellenic Gynecological Congress to be held at the University of Patras. To Sunday. Tel. 2610.993.999 or log on to www.upatras.gr. Friday Fourth international congress on «Organic Agriculture» opens at the conference center of Thebes. To Sunday. Tel. 210.822.4384 or log on to www.dionet.gr. Technical college (TEI) teaching staff stage a 24-hour strike over financial demands. Hellenic Studies Program at Yale University in cooperation with the Hellenic Observatory of the London School of Economics host a congress on «War and Identities: Macedonia (1904-1908), Occupation and Civil War (1941-1949) and Cyprus (1955-1959, 1963-1974),» at 10 a.m. at the Gennadius Library, 61 Souidias Street in central Athens. Tel. 210.668.2832 or log on to www.yale.edu/ycias/hsp.