NEWS

TODAY

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis. – President Karolos Papoulias to award excellence prizes to students from the Aegean Islands at 6 p.m. at the Old Parliament building. Aegean Minister Aristotelis Pavlidis and Education Minister Marietta Giannakou will also attend. – Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios visits Paris to address an international ecological conference on «Citizens of the Earth.» – The Hellenic Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (POSDEP) meets to discuss future strike action. – The Association of Insurance Companies of Greece hosts a conference on «The Course of the Private Insurance in Greece: Present and Future,» at 9 a.m. at the Electra Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki. Tel. 210.333.4100 or log on to www.eaee.gr. – Athens University holds a conference on «The Historical Archives of the University of Athens,» at 5.30 p.m. at the university’s I. Drakopoulos Amphitheater. Tel. 210.368.9522 or log on to www.archive.uoa.gr. – Transport Minister Michalis Liapis visits Kiato, Melissi and Xylokastro to inspect construction projects on the expansion of the suburban railway stations. – The eighth congress on «Heart Disease,» opens at 12.30 p.m. at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens, hosted by the Hellenic Society for the Research and Study of Heart Disease. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.725.4360. – The Booksellers’ Bazaar opens in the Klafthmonos Square in Athens and will run through February 11.