NEWS

This Week

Tuesday Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras meets with Sports Minister Giorgos Orfanos to discuss measures to combat violence at sports events. PASOK leader George Papandreou to meet with Left Coalition Synaspismos President Alekos Alavanos. President Karolos Papoulias is on a visit to Trikala prefecture. Archbishop Christodoulos and Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis to inaugurate 70 residences in Komotini which will be home to repatriated ethnic Greeks. National federation of state hospital employees (POEDHN) to stage a 24-hour strike demanding higher pay and that their jobs to be classified as hazardous and unhealthy. Wednesday Communist Party President Aleka Papariga holds a press conference to present party’s proposal for unemployment. Doctors at the Social Security Foundation (IKA) to hold a 24-hour strike demanding more staff and better work conditions. University of Patras to begin a conference on «Streaming Technology in Education in Europe,» at the university’s conference and cultural center. To Friday. Tel. 2610.997.595 or log on to www. upatras. gr. The Committee for the Support of Libraries begins a conference on «Information Literacy: The Key to Lifelong Learning,» in cooperation with the Education Ministry, at 9 a. m. at the Goethe Institute in Athens. Education Minister Marietta Giannakou to speak. To Friday. Tel. 210.366.1033. Thursday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to attend EU summit in Brussels. To Friday. American School of Classical Studies hosts a symposium celebrating its 125th anniversary and the 75th anniversary of the Ancient Agora’s excavation. Culture Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis and US Ambassador Charles Ries to speak. To Friday. Friday The European Public Law Center (EPLC) starts an international conference on «The Role of the Judiciary within the Context of European Integration,» at the EPLC premises in Legraina, 64th km Athens-Sounion Avenue on Cape Sounion. To Saturday. For details, log on to www. eplc. gr. Saturday An exhibition on the life and work of PASOK leader Andreas Papandreou opens at Zappeion Hall in central Athens.