NEWS

This Week

Monday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to meet with Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, secretary-general of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Communist Party president Aleka Papariga to meet with the rectors of Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras universities. Synaspismos Left Coalition president Alekos Alavanos to meet with Piraeus Mayor Panayiotis Fasoulas. Sports Minister Giorgos Orfanos holds a press conference to announce Thessaloniki’s hosting of the World Student Wrestling Championships in 2008. The National Council for Education (ESYP) convenes to discuss the future of technical colleges. The Hellenic Migration Policy Institute hosts a conference on «The Migration Policy Puzzle: How to Share Responsibility for Managing Immigration and Integration,» starting at 9.30 a.m. at the NJV Athens Plaza Hotel in Syntagma. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis will speak. Tel. 210.725.5385 or log on to www.imepo.gr. The Hellenic American Union presents the new edition of «Hellenic Lighthouses,» by Gisis Papageorgiou, at 8.30 p.m. at its premises, 22 Massalias. Tel. 210.368.0071. The Constantine Karamanlis Institute for Democracy hosts a press conference on the concert to be held on February 6 in honor of Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis. Tuesday The Association for the Modernization of Society (OPEK) holds a conference on «The Swedish Model: Eight Years of Governance Experience for the Formation of a Modern Society,» at 7 p.m. at the Benaki Museum. Former prime minister of Sweden Goran Persson and former PM Costas Simitis will speak. Tel. 210.362.5295 or log on to www.opek.gr. Wednesday The consular section of the US Embassy in Athens will remain closed today for internal administrative reasons. University professors begin a three-day strike opposing the amendment of Article 16 of the Constitution. Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis holds a press conference on Carnival festivities in Athens. The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) holds a public discussion on the «Autonomy of the Universities in Greece Today,» at 7 p.m. at the National Hellenic Research Foundation. Tel. 210.725.7124 or log on to www.eliamep.gr. Friday The Hellenic Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (POSDEP) meets to discuss future strike action. The University of Athens holds a conference on «The Historical Archive of the University in the Digital Era,» at 5.30 p.m. in the university’s Drakopoulos amphitheater. Tel. 210.368.9522 or log on to www.archive.uoa.gr. Saturday Education Minister Marietta Giannakou to attend Greek university rectors’ conference in Volos.