NEWS

This Week

Monday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis travels to London, where she is to meet with her counterpart Margaret Beckett and European Affairs Minister Geoff Hoon. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis is to attend the unveiling at Madame Tussauds in London of wax statues of late Greek statesmen Eleftherios Venizelos, Constantine Karamanlis and Andreas Papandreou. The premier will later make a speech at the London School of Economics. Tuesday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis is to meet with his British counterpart Tony Blair at 10 Downing Street in London. The British-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, along with the Institute of Financial Management of the Hellenic Management Association, holds a conference titled «Shipping Today» at the Ethniki Insurance conference center on Syngrou Avenue. For further information, visit www.bhcc.gr or www.eede.gr. Wednesday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis travels to Russia to meet with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. The Banking Forum «Staying Ahead in the Game» takes place at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Athens. For more information, call 210.728.000. Thursday The 2nd International Conference «Aqua 2006» starts at the Helexpo grounds in Athens. It is organized under the auspices of the Development, Education and Environment ministries. To Sunday. An international conference on Integrated Coastal Management begins at the Coral Hotel in Athens. The conference aims to disseminate the results of the Coastal Practice Network. To Friday. The 7th OTOE Women’s Conference, organized by the Greek Federation of Bank Employee Unions (OTOE), starts at the Athens Imperial Hotel at 10 a.m. The first «Energy 2006» international exhibition starts at the Helexpo venue in Athens. To Sunday. A scientific conference on «Migration to Greece: Experiences-Policies-Prospects,» organized by the Hellenic Migration Policy Institute, begins at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens. To Friday. A conference titled «Cultural Convergence and Digital Technology,» organized by the Foundation of the Hellenic World, takes place at the Hellenic Cosmos cultural center on Pireos Street in Athens. For further information, visit www.ime.gr. Friday President Karolos Papoulias visits Oman and the United Arab Emirates. To November 29. Saturday The 20th International GEMIN exhibition on international minerals, jewelry and fossils starts at the Royal Olympic Hotel. For more information, visit www.gemin.eu. To Sunday.