NEWS

Today

President Karolos Papoulias to meet with PASOK MP Vasso Papandreou at 12.30 p.m. and the former president of the Democratic Rally of Cyprus Party (DISY), Yiannakis Matsis, at 1.30 p.m. – Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Agriculture Minister Evangelos Bassiakos at 11 a.m. – Culture Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis holds a press conference on «Thessaloniki: A Metropolis of Civilization of Strategic Importance,» at noon at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. – Synaspismos Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos to meet with the representatives of the Greek Postal Service (ELTA) of Athens. – Communist Party President Aleka Papariga visits Patras. – The Social Multicenter, the civil servants’ union’s institute, hosts a conference on «Civil Servants’ Movement and Education: Needs, Potential and Prospects,» at 9.30 a.m. at the Titania Hotel. Tel. 210.324.6109. – Agriculture Ministry hosts the first International Influenza Seminar, at 9 a.m. at the auditorium of the Institute of Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens (IIBEAA) (4 Soranou tou Ephesiou). Agriculture Minister Evangelos Bassiakos will make the opening speech. Tel. 210.659.7000 or log on to www.bioacademy.gr. – The 9th KEM International Franchise Exhibition opens at the Athens Exhibition Center (124 Kifissias, Ambelokipi). Deputy Minister of Development Yiannis Papathanassiou and French Ambassador Bruno Delaye will open the exhibition at 6 p.m. To Monday. Tel. 210.608.4550 or log on to www.kemexpo.gr.