NEWS

This Week

Monday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with his Finnish counterpart Matti Vanhanen in Helsinki, where he will be attending the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). Karamanlis will attend talks among heads of state and government in the afternoon before returning to Greece. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis to meet with his Chinese counterpart Li Shenglin. The two ministers met last week in Beijing to discuss cross-continental network delivery. They are expected to sign a cooperation memorandum. Tuesday PASOK leader George Papandreou holds talks with his party’s national council in Thessaloniki. Wednesday The First International Conference on Environmental Economics and Investment Assessment is taking place on the island of Myconos. The conference is organized by the Wessex Institute of Technology in the UK and by the National Technical University of Athens’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. To Friday. Thursday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis meets with officials in Belgrade and Pristina. Duty Free Shops holds a press conference at its headquarters on the recent purchase of Links of London Ltd. A workshop, «Island Heritage, Defining Heritage Identity,» begins on the island of Milos during the 2006 European Museum Forum Workshop. The workshop is organized by the European Museum Forum and INSULA, which operates under the auspices of UNESCO. To Sunday. Friday The International Landscape Architecture Symposium is being held in Athens. For more information, visit www.landscape2006.com. Saturday PASOK leader George Papandreou to deliver his address at the Thessaloniki International Fair. The fair ends on Sunday.