NEWS

This Week

Monday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to meet with her Lithuanian counterpart Petras Vaitiekunas, who is on an official visit to Athens. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis to visit the Municipality of Glyfada to have talks with the mayor and local officials on transport issues. The Association of Civil Engineers of Greece (SPME) holds the second international conference on «Environment and Sustainable Management of Water Resources – Advanced Technologies for Saving Water,» at 9 a.m. at the Athens Hilton Hotel. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.923.8170 or log on to www.spme.gr. The Hellenic Migration Policy Institute and the World Interparliamentary Union of Hellenism (PADEE) hold a conference on «Migration in Greece: New Perspectives for Migration Policy,» at the Center of Mediterranean Architecture in Hania, Crete. Tel. 210.725.5385-8 or log on to www.imepo.gr. NATO Commander in Chief General John Graddock pays a two-day visit to Athens. He is to meet with Defense Minister Evangelos Meimarakis. The Institute of International Relations (IDIS) is hosting a seminar titled «Islam in Europe,» at the Museum of Hydra, on the island of the same name. To Friday. Tel. 210.331.2325 or log on to www.idis.gr. Tuesday Parliament hosts an exhibition titled «Prime Ministers and Parliament Speakers after the End of the Dictatorship.» Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will open the exhibition at 8 p.m. Tel. 210.370.7435. The General Secretariat for Research and Technology hosts a conference on «Greek Paper: European Research Area – New Perspectives,» at 10 a.m. at Zappeion Hall. Tel. 210.727.3505 or log on to www.eie.gr. Wednesday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to visit Rome, where she is expected to meet with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican. Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis visits Slovenia to attend the fourth informal meeting of foreign ministers of EU Mediterranean countries. To Thursday. The Hellenic National Defense General Staff hosts the «Athena 07» international conference on crisis management at 10 a.m at the Metropolitan Hotel. Defense Minister Evangelos Meimarakis will make the opening speech. To Friday. For details, log on to www.geetha.mil.gr. Synaspismos Left Coalition hosts a conference on «Arab Regeneration – Modern Arab Literature,» at 8.30 p.m. at the Ianos bookstore on Stadiou St. For details, log on to www.syn.gr. Thursday Andreas Papandreou Institute of Strategic Development Studies (ISTAME) holds a conference on «Social State: Family and Child,» at 8 p.m. at the Zosimaia Academy in Ioannina. For details, log on to www.istame.gr. The annual conference of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy begins at 10 a.m. at the Athens Hilton Hotel. To Sunday. Tel. 210.323.2433 or log on to www.citycongress.com. The 17th annual meeting of the European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) begins at 8.30 a.m. at the Athenaeum Inter-Continental Hotel. To Saturday. Tel. 210.749.9372 or log on to www.triaenatours.gr. Friday New Democracy conference begins at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Neo Faliron. To Sunday. The 12th Anti-Racism Festival begins at the Pedion tou Areos park in Athens. To Sunday.