NEWS

TODAY

Metro workers stage two work stoppages, from the beginning of their shift to 9 a.m. and from 9 p.m. to the end of their shift, over wage demands. – Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with the former New Democracy leader and current conservative MP Miltiades Evert. – Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to meet with German Minister for Europe Gunter Gloser. At 12.45 p.m., she will meet with the new president of the World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE), Stefanos Tamvakis. – Defense Minister Evangelos Meimarakis to attend informal meeting of NATO defense ministers in Seville, Spain. – Health Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos to present the new European portal on health issues called «Health-EU,» at 1.30 p.m. at the Foreign Press Association, 23 Academias. – Microsoft Hellas hosts a conference on «Business Leadership in the 21st Century: Amplifying the Power of Your People,» at 5.30 p.m. at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. Tel. 210.771.4254. – The parliamentary speakers of Greece and Germany host the Greek-German Symposium on «Perspectives of Europe,» at the Old Parliament building. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis and German Minister of State Gunter Gloser will speak. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.728.5234. – The Institute of Energy for Southeast Europe (IENE) hosts a conference on «Climate Change and Strategies for Meeting the Challenge» at 9 a.m. at the Gennadius Library, 54 Souidias. Tel. 210.362.8457 or log on to www.iene.gr. – Praxis Network holds a conference within the framework of the seventh Framework Program on «Security and Space,» at 10 a.m. at Zappeion’s Aigli. Tel. 210.360.7690 or log on to www.help-forward.gr. – Business consultancy firm KPMG hosts the 10th Human Resources Symposium at 9 a.m. at the Eugenides Foundation, 382 Syngrou. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.606.2318 or log on to www.kpmg.gr.