NEWS

TODAY

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with the Parliament Speaker Anna Psarouda-Benaki. – Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis leaves for Malta to attend an informal foreign ministers’ meeting of EU Mediterranean member states. – Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis to meet with the boards of the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) and the Federation of Greek Industries (SEV) on tax evasion. – Labor Minister Savvas Tsitouridis to meet with Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodoros II. – President Karolos Papoulias to award prizes of excellence to students as part of the EFG Eurobank education sponsorship program at 12.30 p.m. at the Old Parliament. At 2 p.m., he will meet with the president of the Greek Red Cross, Andreas Martinis. – Synaspismos Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos to meet with primary and secondary school janitors. – Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos to meet with President Karolos Papoulias. – PASOK leader George Papandreou to meet with visiting former prime minister of Sweden Goran Persson. – The Culture Ministry’s Directorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities hosts a conference on «Greek Civilization without Borders,» at 9.30 a.m. at the National Research Foundation, 48 Vas. Sofias. General Secretary of Culture Ministry Christos Zachopoulos will make the opening address. Log on to www.culture.gr. – The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) hosts the 11th winter Refractive Surgery Meeting which opens at 9.30 a.m. at the Athens Concert Hall. To Sunday. Health Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos to make the opening address. Log on to www.escrs.org or www.megaron.gr. (Continued on Page 2)