NEWS

This Week

Monday President Karolos Papoulias leaves for an official visit to Bulgaria. To Wednesday. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to attend EU foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas to inaugurate exhibition «Protection of Employees and Citizens from Radiation,» held by the Greek Atomic Energy Committee (EEAE) at 11 a.m. at the ministry. Synaspismos Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos holds a press conference on «Climate Change and the Party’s Proposals,» at noon at the party offices. The General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) holds a press conference on the Athens Supreme Court decision on contract employees, at 12.30 p.m. at its premises (69 Patission). The Hellenic Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (POSDEP) meets to discuss further strike action. The Greek branch of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) holds a conference on «Monument Restoration Charter,» at 9 a.m. at the Culture Ministry. Tel. 210.322.7076 or log on to www.icomoshellenic.gr/. The Hellenic Audiovisual Institute (IOM) holds the conference «Digital TV in Europe and Greece: Tomorrow is Today,» at 9.30 a.m. at Zappeion’s Aigli. Tel. 210.909.8690 or log on to www.iom.gr. Tuesday Culture Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis to attend informal meeting of EU culture ministers in Berlin, Germany. Wednesday President Karolos Papoulias leaves for an official visit to Romania. To Friday. The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) holds a conference on «The Mine Ban Convention: A Decade On,» in cooperation with the embassies of Australia, Canada and Norway, at 7 p.m. at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. Tel. 210.725.7124 or log on to www.eliamep.gr. The Hellenic Audiovisual Institute (IOM) holds a conference on «Mass Media and Stereotypes,» starting at 9.30 a.m. at Zappeion Hall. President of the Athens Journalists’ Union Panos Sobolos and Athens News Agency (ANA) General Director Giorgos Tabakopoulos will speak. Tel. 210.909.8690 or log on to www.iom.gr. The Hellenic Culture Organization hosts the 16th annual international IFEA Europe conference on «The Art of Growing: Life Cycles of Festivals and Events,» at the Athens Concert Hall. To Saturday. Tel. 210.889.4812 or log on to www.ifeaeurope.com/athens. Thursday The Federation of Secondary School Teachers (OLME) stages a 24-hour work stoppage opposing the amendment of Article 16 of the Constitution. The Institute of International Economic Relations (IDOS) holds a conference on «Asian Migrants in Greece: Origin, Present and Perspectives,» at 11 a.m. at its premises (16 Panepistimiou). Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos to speak. Tel. 210.362.0274 or log on to www.idec.gr/iier.