NEWS

This Week

Monday Winter sales begin and will last until February 25. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to attend a European Union foreign ministers’ meeting in Belgium. The Agaliazo volunteer group against cervical cancer holds a press conference on «Prevention is Culture,» at noon at the King George Hotel. New Democracy MP and Secretary for Women’s Affairs Katerina Papacosta will speak. Tuesday Ecocity holds a conference on the «Threat of Air Pollution,» in cooperation with the University of Athens and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in the amphitheater at the Henri Dunant Hospital. Tel. 210.619.6757 or log on to www.ecocity.gr. Sports Minister Giorgos Orfanos to make the official presentation of the Greek gaming group OPAP’s One-Stop shops. Wednesday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis visits Strasbourg to attend the European Council assembly. The Fifth International Congress on Lung Cancer begins at noon at the University of Patras. To Saturday. Tel. 2610.993999 or log on to www.confer.upatras.gr. Thursday Seventh Congress on Preventive Medicine begins at the Holiday Inn Hotel. To Saturday. Tel. 210.771.1673. The Macedonia Museum of Contemporary Art opens the exhibition on «Somewhat Different: Contemporary Design and the Power of Convention,» in cooperation with the Institute of Foreign Affairs, at the museum in Thessaloniki. The exhibition will run through March 8. Tel. 2310.240.002 or log on to www.mmcs.org.gr. Friday The British Council holds a seminar on «Building a Successful Portfolio,» at 9 a.m. at its premises for prospective students of architecture, fine arts, interior design, fashion, photography or graphic design at undergraduate or postgraduate level in the UK. Tel. 210.369.2390 or log on to www.britishcouncil.org/greece. Saturday The secondary education teachers’ union (ELME) convenes to discuss future strike action. Sunday The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece and the prefecture of Athens host an event in memory of Greek-Jewish Holocaust victims, at 10 a.m at the Athens Synagogue in Thiseion. Parliament Speaker Anna Psarouda-Benaki will be the keynote speaker. Tel. 210.699.0874 or log on to www.kis.gr.