NEWS

This Week

Monday Transport Minister Michalis Liapis inaugurates the exhibition on «Gain Oxygen: Use Public Transport» at 11 a.m. at the metro station in Syntagma Square. President Karolos Papoulias visits Mount Parnitha to attend an event organized within the framework of World Environment Day. New Zealand’s 18th governor-general, Dame Silvia Cartwright, visits Athens. Today she meets with President Karolos Papoulias. To Wednesday. Environment Minister Giorgos Souflias visits the Ionian island of Zakynthos. The International Confederation of Architectural Museums (ICAM), in cooperation with the Neohellenic Architecture Archives of the Benaki Museum, hosts the 13th ICAM conference on «At the Crossroads of East and West» at the new wing of the Benaki Museum, 138 Pireos. To Thursday. Tel. 210.360.9442 or log on to www.icam-web.org. The Institute of Communication hosts a two-day workshop on «Presentation Skills» at 9.30 a.m. at its headquarters at 4 Thoukididou in Plaka. To Tuesday. Tel. 210.331.8065. National First Aid Center (EKAB) employees stage a four-hour work stoppage from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m to attend their general meeting. Tuesday Doctors at the Social Security Foundation (IKA) hold a 24-hour strike demanding more staff and better working conditions. Wednesday Judicial officials stage a three-day strike demanding more staff, better working conditions and higher pay. To Friday. Thursday Panhellenic Association for Flying Crew of Security Forces and Public Services holds a conference on «Air Traffic: Present and Future» at 9.30 a.m. at the Transport Ministry’s amphitheater. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis will speak. Tel. 210.997.3310 or log on to www.iforce.gr. Friday Doctors at the Social Security Foundation (IKA) hold a 24-hour strike demanding more staff and better working conditions. Saturday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis visits Istanbul for a journalism conference. She is also expected to hold talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul. Sunday The Center for Hellenism’s Damianos Foundation hosts a Cypriot cultural festival and conference on «Cyprus in Greek Mythology, History and Culture» at Schinos in Loutraki. Cypriot Foreign Minister George Iacovou will attend. Tel. 210.429.0620-5 or log on to www.cfhdf.gr.