NEWS

Today

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Defense Minister Evangelos Meimarakis at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., he will chair an Inner Cabinet meeting on justice issues. – Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras holds a press conference on the bill to fight corruption in the private sector, at noon at the ministry. – Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis attends Ecofin meeting in Brussels. – University professors and students hold a protest rally outside Parliament. – The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece convenes. To Thursday. – The Church of Greece hosts a two-day conference on «50 Years of European Unity,» at 7 p.m. at Zappeion Hall. Archbishop Christodoulos will speak. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.524.0264 or log on to www.ecclesia.gr. – The Foreign Ministry is hosting a lecture,«The Work and the Mission of the International Maritime Organization (IMO),» at 4 p.m. at the ministry. Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis will speak. – The Economist’s second international energy summit on «Tilting the Global Balance: Strategic Implications – Strategic Synergies» begins at the Astir Palace Hotel in Vouliagmeni. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas will speak. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.940.8750 or log on to www.hazliseconomist.com. – The Federation of Secondary School Teachers (OLME) stages a 24-hour work stoppage opposing the amendment of Article 16 of the Constitution. – Loyalward-Minoan holds a press conference on the Cavo Sidero peninsula of northeastern Crete, at 11 a.m. at Zappeion’s Aigli venue. Tel. 210.685.2400.