NEWS

This Week

Tuesday President Karolos Papoulias visits prefecture of Ioannina to attend events for the 94th anniversary of the city’s liberation from Turkish occupation. To Thursday. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis addresses a meeting of Parliament’s Committee for National Defense and Foreign Affairs. Synaspismos Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos meets with organizations and groups opposed to the revision of articles 24, 100, and 117 of the Constitution. The Municipality of Thessaloniki hosts the conference «City Traffic Problems,» starting at 10 a.m. at the Macedonia Palace Hotel. Tel. 2310.270.284 or log on to www.thessalonikicity.gr. The International Center for Hellenic Research holds a press conference in Athens to present its new program, starting at 10.30 a.m. at the Cultural Center of Istanbul Greeks (46 Soutsou). Wednesday Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos pays an official visit to Athens. He is expected to have talks with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis. The Foreign Press Association holds a press conference, starting at 1.15 p.m. at the Caravel Hotel. Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis will speak. Thursday Members of the civil servants’ union ADEDY stage a three-hour work stoppage from 11.30 a.m. over financial and institutional demands. Protesters will demonstrate at noon in front of Athens University. University professors and students hold a demonstration in downtown Athens opposing the amendment of Article 16 of the Constitution. The Federation of Secondary School Teachers (OLME) stages a 24-hour work stoppage opposing the amendment of Article 16 of the Constitution. The fifth Panhellenic conference «Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders» begins at the Macedonia Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki. To Sunday. Tel. 2310.925.802 or log on to www.alzheimer-hellas.gr. The Hellenic Trauma Society opens its fourth «Trauma and Emergency Surgery» conference, starting at 8 a.m. at Zappeion’s Aigli venue. To Saturday. Tel. 210.363.4944 or log on to www.trauma-society.gr. Friday The Agriculture Ministry hosts the first international influenza seminar, in cooperation with the Foundation of Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens (IIBEAA) and the Greek Veterinary Medical Society, starting at 9 a.m. in the IIBEAA auditorium (4 Soranou Ephesius). Agriculture Minister Evangelos Bassiakos will make the opening speech. Tel. 210.659.7000 or log on to www.bioacademy.gr. The University of Patras begins a conference on «Recent Developments in Pathology,» starting at 7.30 p.m. at the university. To Sunday. Tel. 2610.432.200 or log on to www.upatras.gr. Saturday The British Council hosts a lecture on «Architecture within the Arts,» as part of the City Debates program, starting at 6 p.m. at the Athens Music Academy (17-19 Vas. Georgiou). Tel. 210.369.2333 or log on to www.britishcouncil.org.