NEWS

This Week

Monday President Karolos Papoulias visits Greek Police Officers’ School. At noon he will meet with members of the judges’ unions. Employment Minister Savvas Tsitouridis to meet with Health Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos. Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos to speak at party’s political rally in Petralona. Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos to meet with Turkish-Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat. Tuesday The US Embassy in Athens including the consular section, the US Consulate General in Thessaloniki and all US government offices in Greece, will remain closed today in observance of Independence Day. Bank workers’ federation (OTOE) and employers to resume talks on a collective labor agreement and bank working hours. Wednesday General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) to elect its new president to replace Christos Polyzogopoulos. The Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) is hosting a conference on «For an Effective State,» at the Athens Concert Hall. Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis and Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos will speak. Tel. 210.921.1200 or log on to www.iobe.gr. Thursday PASOK President George Papandreou to address an International conference on «Information Communication Technologies in Education,» on the island of Rhodes. OTE employees’ union (OME-OTE) to stage a four-hour work stoppage, from noon to 4 p.m., demanding a collective labor agreement. Friday OTE employees’ union stage a 24-hour strike demanding a collective labor agreement. Fifth European Symposium on «Biomedical Engineering» begins at the conference and cultural center of the University of Patras. To Sunday. For details, see www.upatras.gr. The Institute of Biological Research and Biotechnology of the National Research Foundation holds a conference on «Teaching the New Biology,» at 7 p.m. at its premises. Tel. 210.727.3768 or log on to the website www.eie.gr.