NEWS

This Week

Monday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis is on an official visit to Helsinki and Stockholm. To tomorrow. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas to meet with Defense Minister Evangelos Meimarakis. President Karolos Papoulias to be pronounced an honorary professor of the University of Ioannina. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis visits Thessaloniki. General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) meets to discuss labor and financial issues as well as its possible future action. US Consulate remains closed today for internal administrative reasons. The 15th International Conference on «Applied Simulation and Modeling 2006,» begins at the Rodos Palace Hotel on Rhodes. To Wednesday. For details, tel 22410.25.222 or log on to www.iasted.org. Hellenic Foundation of European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) hosts a conference on «Globalization and Reforms,» at 12.30 p.m. at the Ianos bookstore at 24 Stadiou. For details, tel 210.725.7124 or visit www.eliamep.gr. Labor Minister Savvas Tsitouridis to meet with bank workers’ federation (OTOE) and employers to begin collective labor agreement negotiations. Tuesday Labor Minister Savvas Tsitouridis to chair the National Committee for Employment. Education Minister Marietta Giannakou chairs a meeting of the education ministers of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Athens. To Wednesday. Wednesday University professors, students and teachers hold a protest rally at noon at the entrance to Athens University over institutional and financial demands. Friday Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) holds a conference on «E-governance against Corruption and Bad Management,» at the Esperia Palace Hotel. For details, tel 210.322.6015 or log on to www.tee.gr.