NEWS

This Week

Monday President Karolos Papoulias to inaugurate the exhibition «The Excavations of the Archaeological Society in the Cyclades 1872-1910,» at the Archaeological Society of Athens at 7 p.m. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis begins a two-day visit to Rhodope and Xanthi prefectures. To tomorrow. Sports Minister Giorgos Orfanos visits Paris to attend a UNESCO conference against doping in sports. To Wednesday. Synaspismos Left Coalition’s women’s group holds a conference on «Women Immigrants: From the UN report to Greek Reality,» at 5 p.m. at the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) on Patission St. Tel. 210.337.8400 or log on to www.syn.gr. Athens University holds a lecture on «New Interpretations of the Dutch Golden Age: From Economy and the Arts to Civil Culture and Tolerance,» in cooperation with the Dutch Institute in Athens, at 7 p.m. at the university. Tel. 210.368.9522 or log on to www.uoa.gr. The Athens-Piraeus Environmental Association (PESYDAP) holds press conference on «Strays, The Stance of the Central Administration and Perspectives,» at 11.30 a.m. at Piraeus Town Hall. Tuesday The Secretariat General of Communication – Secretariat General of Information of the Press Ministry holds a photo exhibition on «Thessaloniki: Photo Archive Documents 1900-1980,» in cooperation with Athens City Council, at the capital’s cultural center on Panepistimiou St. State Minister Theodoros Roussopoulos will open the exhibit. To February 14. The Hellenic Society for Microbiology opens the third national congress on «Clinic Microbiology» and the ninth Panhellenic congress on «Hospital Infections & Hygiene,» in cooperation with the National School For Public Health, at 9 a.m. at the War Museum on Rizari St. To Thursday. Tel. 210.721.3225 or log on to www.hms.org.gr. National Research Foundation launches a series of lectures on «Longevity and Well-being,» at 7.30 p.m. at its premises. To February 27. Tel. 210.727.3501 or log on to www.eie.gr. The Center of European Constitutional Law holds a conference on «The Perspectives of the European Constitution,» in cooperation with the Goethe Institute, at 6 p.m. at the institute, 14-16 Omirou. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis will speak. Tel. 210.362.3506 or log on to www.cecl.gr. Wednesday Foreign Ministry in cooperation with the embassies of Australia, Canada and Norway host the photo exhibition by John Rodsted «Halfway: Bosnia a Decade After» at 7 p.m. in the Syntagma metro station. For details, log on to www.mfa.gr. Municipal workers’ union (POE-OTA) meets to discuss future possible strike action. Thursday Parliament speakers of Greece and Germany host the Greek-German symposium on «Perspectives of Europe,» at the Old Parliament building. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis and Deputy Foreign Minister of Germany Gunter Gloser will speak. To Friday. Tel. 210.728.5234. Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis to meet with Deputy Foreign Minister of Germany Gunter Gloser. Praxis network holds a conference on «Security and Space,» at Zappeion’s Aigli. Tel. 210.360.7690 or log on to www.help-forward.gr. Friday The National Research Foundation hosts a conference on «Law and Bioethics,» in cooperation with the National Bioethics Commission, at 9.30 a.m. at 48 Vas. Constantinou. Tel. 210.639.2377 or log on to www.bioethics.gr. The Nikos Poulantzas Institute hosts a conference on «Article 16 of the Constitution and Upgrading Public Universities,» at 10.30 a.m. at the Greek Journalists’ Union, 20 Academias. Synaspismos Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos will speak. Tel. 210.321.7745 or log on to www.eppnp.gr. The Praxis network holds a conference on «Security and Space,» at 10 a.m. at the Electra Palace in Thessaloniki. Tel. 210.360.7690 or log on to www.help-forward.gr. The International Relations Institute (IDIS) holds a conference on «A Common Foreign Policy for Europe,» at 9 a.m. at the Foreign Ministry. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis will speak. Tel. 210.331.2325-7 or log on to www.idis.gr. The Hellenic Society for Infectious Diseases is hosting the eighth congress on «Infectious Diseases,» at 9 a.m. at the Divani Caravel Hotel. Tel. 210.777.6688 or log on to www.infections2007.gr.