NEWS

Weekend

SATURDAY President Karolos Papoulias meets with members of the National Committee for German War Reparations. – University of Patras hosts a conference on neurological disorders at 5 p.m. at the university. To tomorrow. Tel. 2610.995.698 or log on to www.upatras.gr. – Members of the Migrants’ Forum and Anti-Racism Initiative of Thessaloniki hold a rally to protest the new immigration law, at 5 p.m. at the Venizelos statue in Thessaloniki. – The Civil Servants’ Union (ADEDY) and the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) participate in an anti-racism rally at 3 p.m. at Omonia Square in Athens. – The Hellas Pharm 2007 pharmaceutical congress and exhibition opens at Helexpo in Maroussi. To tomorrow. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas will speak. For further details, tel 210.522.1163 or visit www.fsa.gr. SUNDAY Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis leaves for Brussels to attend tomorrow’s EU foreign ministers’ meeting. – Culture Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis travels to Berlin to attend an informal meeting of the EU culture ministers on Tuesday. – The Central Political Committee of Synaspismos Left Coalition convenes at 10 a.m. at the Athens Imperial Hotel. Synaspismos President Alekos Alavanos will make the opening speech. The party’s preparation for the 2008 parliamentary elections will top the agenda. To Monday. – The Thessaloniki Chamber of Small and Medium-Sized Industries holds a conference on «Greek Clothes and the Balkan Market,» at the Helexpo grounds in Thessaloniki, as part of the Moda Salonica fashion exhibition. Tel. 2310.241668. – The new president of the World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE) Stefanos Tamvakis meets with Macedonia-Thrace Minister Giorgos Kalatzis. – The Organization for the Certification & Inspection of Organic Products (DIO) hosts a conference on «Organic Poultry in Greece 1999-2007,» at noon at the International Exhibition Center of Thessaloniki. Tel. 210.822.4384 or log on to www.dionet.gr.