NEWS

TODAY

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Sports Minister Giorgos Orfanos at 9.30 a.m. At 11 a.m. he will meet with Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis. – Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis holds a press conference at 12.15 p.m. on the results of the Eurogroup and Ecofin meetings. – Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis to unveil the statue of Giorgos Katsibalis, the first president of the Costis Palamas Foundation, at noon at the Cultural Organization of the City of Athens (50 Academias). – Communist Party President Aleka Papariga visits Karditsa prefecture. – Bank Workers’ Federation to meet with the new board of Emporiki Bank at 3 p.m. – Labor Minister Savvas Tsitouridis to address a luncheon hosted by the Hellenic Retail Business Association (SELPE) at 2 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel. – The Panhellenic Initiative for Article 16 hosts a conference on «The New Bill: Framework and the Perspectives of the Movement for Public Universities,» at 7 p.m. at the Athens University of Economics and Business (ASOEE). For further details, log on to www.arthro16.gr. – Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas to inaugurate the new offices of the Consumer’s Ombudsman on Alexandras Avenue. – Deputy Foreign Minister Theodoros Kassimis to meet with visiting Deputy Defense Minister of Israel Efraim Sneh. – The consular section of the US Embassy in Athens will remain closed today for internal administrative reasons. – Prothesis Business Development in cooperation with the Athens University of Economic and Business hold a conference on «Operational Innovation: Breakthrough Performance through Process Transformation,» at 9 a.m. at the Arts Center at ACS in Halandri. Tel. 210.361.0121 or log on to www.prothesis.gr.