NEWS

This Week

Monday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis meets with Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis. Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos visits Athens to meet with President Karolos Papoulias and Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis. To tomorrow. Public Works Minister Giorgos Souflias visits the Maliakos section of the national highway to inspect roadworks in the region. Deputy Foreign Minister Theodoros Kassimis leaves for a three-day visit to Munich. Today he meets with the Bavarian minister for European affairs, Emilia Muller. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis visits the new metro stations at Paeania-Kantza and Koropi. Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis attends the 6th Environmental Symposium in Manaus, Brazil. Stylianidis will also meet with representatives of the Brazilian and Argentinean governments during his visit, which will last until Saturday. Left Coalition Synaspismos President Alekos Alavanos attends European Left Party presidents’ summit in Paris. Bank workers’ federation (OTOE) stages a 24-hour strike demanding collective labor agreement. Protesters will demonstrate at 7.30 a.m. at the Mint of the Bank of Greece in Holargos. Automobile Club of Greece (ELPA) holds a press conference on «Report of the BP Ultimate Acropolis Rally» at 1 p.m. at its premises at 395 Mesogeion. Tuesday Greek Social Forum holds a demonstration at 7 p.m. outside the Israeli Embassy Athens to protest recent developments in Gaza. Wednesday PASOK leader George Papandreou visits Thessaloniki. Greenpeace holds a press conference at noon in Piraeus on the Rainbow Warrior, the organization’s flagship, to present the results of its research as well as its actions and proposals for the protection of the Mediterranean. For information, call 210.380.6374. The 13th international meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques begins at the Athens Hilton Hotel. To Saturday. Call 210.664.1199 or log on to www.imast2006.gr. Sunday 26th International congress of Applied Psychology will be held at the Divani Caravel and Athens Hilton hotels. To July 21. Call 210.725.7693 or log on to www.iaapsy.org.