This Week

Monday The 2nd Panhellenic Congress on Health Management, Economics and Politics begins at the Athens Hilton Hotel. For further information, log on to To Thursday. British Ambassador to Greece Simon Gass is to give a lecture on «Globalization: Can’t Live with It, Can’t Live without It,» in the auditorium of the Mediterranean College at 7 p.m. To reserve seats, call 210.889.9600. The Archaeological Museum of Iraklion, Crete, which contains the world’s richest collection of Minoan artifacts, will close from today for an undisclosed period of time for repairs. Tuesday Hospitals are to be stocked with leaflets advising people about the health precautions they should take to avoid diabetes – which is believed to affect 1 million people in Greece alone – to mark World Diabetes Day. Wednesday The 46th Ideal Home exhibition opens at the site of the former airport at Hellenikon, southern Athens. To Sunday. Greece’s national soccer team is to take on World Cup finalist France in a friendly match at the Stade de France in Paris. Thursday The Second International Food Technology Exhibition, titled «Trofotech-Foodtech 2006,» is taking place at the exhibition center in Hellenikon under the supervision of the Hellenic Food Authority, the Panhellenic Association of Food Technologies and the Union of Hellenic Independent Quality Control Laboratories. For further information, visit To Monday. The 9th Exhibition of Organic Products and Services, «EcoFestival 2006,» is taking place at the Helexpo grounds in Maroussi, northern Athens. To Sunday. An international symposium on Cultural and Heritage Tourism opens at the Helexpo venue in Thessaloniki during the «Philoxenia» exhibition. To Sunday. Friday Members of the Greek Federation of Bank Employees’ Unions (OTOE) are due to stage a 24-hour strike in protest at plans to limit collective wage bargaining in the banking sector. The 47th International Thessaloniki Film Festival begins. It will run until November 26. More than 300 films will be shown at the festival, which will open with the British film «The Queen.»

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