NEWS

TODAY

Transport Minister Michalis Liapis meets with Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis to discuss transportation issues and the expansion of the suburban railway. – President Karolos Papoulias pays an official visit to Romania. To Friday. – Employees at Emporiki Bank stage a four-hour work stoppage, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., opposing the merging of their auxiliary pension fund (TEAPETE) with the Unified Bank Employees Insurance Fund (ETAT). At 9.30 a.m., protesters will demonstrate outside the Eveldipon courthouse. – University professors and students hold a demonstration at noon in downtown Athens opposing the amendment of Article 16 of the Constitution. – The International Center for Black Sea Studies (DIKEMEP) holds a conference on «Developments in the Wider Black Sea Area and the Role of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation» at noon at the NJV Athens Plaza Hotel. Tel. 210.324.2321 or log on to www.icbss.org. – 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 in Athens, 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,» at 9.30 a.m. at Zappeion Hall. The president of the Athens Journalists’ Union, Panos Sobolos, and Athens News Agency (ANA) General Director George Tambakopoulos will speak. Tel. 210.909.8690 or log on to www.iom.gr.