NEWS

This Week

MONDAY President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias tours the Dodecanese Islands. Today he is to visit Symi and tomorrow he is due to visit Rhodes. Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis visits Egypt. To Tuesday. The Mediterranean Action Plan of the United Nations Environmental program UNEP/MAP holds a press conference on «The State of Health of Mediterranean Coasts» at noon at the Villa Kazouli in Kifissia. The 11th annual congress of Balkan Military Medical Committee is taking place at the Ledra Marriott Hotel in Athens. Through Thursday. Call 210.749.9300 or log on to www.trienatours.gr. TUESDAY The Psychiatric Hospital of Thessaloniki hosts a conference on «Addiction: The Expression of an Individual, Family and Social Dysfunction» at 9.30 a.m. at the Municipal Theater of Stavroupolis in Thessaloniki. Call 2310.659.512/252. WEDNESDAY Doctors at the Social Security Foundation (IKA) begin a 48-hour strike demanding more staff and better work conditions. THURSDAY Cypriot Foreign Minister Giorgos Lillikas visits Athens. He is expected to meet with Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis. PASOK’s candidate for mayor of Athens Costas Skandalidis to meet with Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis. Left Coalition Party holds a conference on «Concerns about The Hague,» at 6 p.m. at the cultural center of the City of Athens. Synaspismos President Alekos Alavanos to make the opening speech. For details, log on to www.syn.gr. ESIEA Journalists’ Unions in cooperation with the Samothrace Municipality and the prefecture of Evros hold the 14th journalism conference on «Greek Television Today» on the island of Samothrace. To Sunday. FRIDAY The second Ecolife fair on «Environmentally Friendly Products & Services» opens at 5 p.m. at the OAKA Olympic sports complex. Through Monday. Call 210.384.5344 or log on to www.ecolife.gr.