This Week

MONDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at 10 a.m. At noon he will meet with Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos to present the «Guide for the Disabled» at noon at the Zappeion Hall. The second UNI-Europa regional conference begins at 9.30 a.m. at the Athens Concert Hall. President Karolos Papoulias will make the opening address. To Wednesday. The Italian Institute of Culture in Athens will hold the first Italian-Greek scientific conference on «Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease and Smoking» in cooperation with the Sotiria Hospital, at 6.30 p.m. at the Institute’s Auditorium in Patissia. Health Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos will make the opening speech. Tel. 210.524.2646 or log on to Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to attend EU General Affairs meeting in Luxembourg. The Cervantes Institute will hold a conference on «The Poetic Generation of the 50s in Spain and Greece,» at 7.30 p.m. at the Ianos bookstore in Athens. Tel. 210.321.7929. The Hellenic Audiovisual Institute will host a conference on «The Private Domain in the Era of Information,» at 9.30 a.m. at the Zappeion Hall. State Minister Theodoros Roussopoulos will make the opening address. Tel. 210.909.8690 or log on to TUESDAY Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to meet with British Minister for Europe Geoff Hoon. The Panos Mylonas Road Safety Institute holds a conference on «Road Safety in Greece -Trends and Perspectives,» in cooperation with the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers, at 9 a.m. at the Transport Ministry. To be attended by Transport Minister Michalis Liapis. Tel. 210.364.0604 or log on to The third Athens Music Forum begins at 2.30 p.m. at the Dais cultural center in Maroussi. To Wednesday. For details, log on to WEDNESDAY Athens and Thessaloniki Lawyers will hold a 24-hour strike to protest harsh sentencing by judges and delays in court hearings. The Foundation of Hellenes Abroad will host a lecture on «Art, Mathematics and Culture,» to be given by Michele Emmer, a professor at the University of Rome, at 6 p.m. at the Hellenic Cosmos cultural center. Tel. 212.254.0000 or log on to The Hellenic American Union will host a two-day event, titled «From Science Fiction to Reality,» starting at 7 p.m. at its offices at 22 Massalias Street in Kolonaki. For details, tel 210.368.0047 or log on to The Australian Embassy is organizing the commemoration of Anzac Day at 11 a.m. at the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Athens. THURSDAY Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to attend an informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Oslo, Norway. To Friday. Indian President Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will pay a two-day official visit to Athens. At 1 p.m. he will be awarded the City of Athens’s gold medal of merit by Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis during a special ceremony at City Hall. The Greek Aluminium 2007 exhibition opens at Expo Athens in Anthoussa and will run through Sunday. Tel. 210.660.6600 or log on to Athens International Airport hosts the press photography exhibition «World Press Photo 2007,» starting at 6 p.m. The exhibition will run through May 22. Tel. 210.353.7236. The European Center for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOR) will hold a conference on «Building a European VET Area,» in cooperation with the European Commission and the German Presidency, starting at 9 a.m. at CEDEFOR’s offices. Education Minister Marietta Giannakou will make the opening speech. To Friday. Tel. 2310.490.068 or log on to The Center for Research and Technology will host the second panhellenic conference on «Alternative Fuels and Biofuels,» in cooperation with the Hellenic Association of Chemical Engineers, at the the Naiades Hotel, Lake Plastira, Karditsa. Tel. 2310.498.302 or log on to The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy will host a lecture on «The Dynamics of Peace and Prosperity,» to be given by visiting Indian President Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, at 8.30 p.m. at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. Tel. 210.725.7124 or log on to

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