NEWS

This Week

Monday The «Agricultural August 2006» show begins in Hania, Crete. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas and Agricultural Development and Food Minister Evangelos Bassiakos and former prime minister Constantine Mitsotakis are expected to attend the festival. Olive oil and other oils are the primary products on display this year as they have been declared the products of the year. To Sunday. Synaspismos Left Coalition leader Alekos Alavanos is to meet with Iranian Ambassador Mehndi Mohtasami and Cuban Ambassador Hermes Herera Hernandes. He will also meet with the president of the employees’ union of Emporiki Bank. The 23rd World Sailing 470-class Master’s Cup begins in Alexandroupolis. To Friday. For more information, log on to www.alexpolis.gr. PASOK leader George Papandreou visits Finland in response to an invitation from Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja. Middle East issues, European matters and the Finnish presidency of the European Union are on the agenda. Tuesday The Hellenic Committee of International De-escalation and Peace is holding a march from the Acropolis to Syntagma Square at 7.30 p.m. to mark the 61st anniversary of the bombing of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Ten workers’ groups to demonstrate outside the Labor Ministry at 10 a.m. to protest against proposed state pension reforms. Thursday Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling announces first-half earnings figures.