NEWS

This Week

Monday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis visits Sarajevo. To tomorrow. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to attend EU General Affairs and External Relations Council meeting in Brussels. PASOK leader George Papandreou to meet with workers’ unions of the public and private sectors and businessmen to discuss the party’s tax policy, at the Aigli in Zappeion Gardens. Deputy Agriculture Minister Alexandros Kontos visits Messinia prefecture. The Hellenic Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Handicrafts (EOMMEX ) will host a conference on the promotion of women’s occupations and entrepreneurship, at 6.30 p.m. at the Aigli in Zappeion Gardens. Tel. 210.749.1370 or log on to www.eommex.gr. The Athena Research and Innovation Center and the ADEDY social multicenter will sign a cooperation agreement on digital technology in the public sector. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas will attend. At 1 p.m. at the Development Ministry. Communist Party General Secretary Aleka Papariga visits Viotia prefecture. The Athens Institute for Education and Research hosts the third international conference on «Computer Science and Information Systems,» at the Cultural Center of Athens Municipality. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.363.4210 or log on to www.atiner.gr. Wednesday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to meet with her Cypriot counterpart Erato Markouli, who will be visiting Athens. Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis to meet with former US Undersecretary of Defense Barbara Hope. The consular section of the US Embassy in Athens will remain closed today for internal administrative reasons. The second international congress of expatriate Greeks of Laconia begins in Sparta. Deputy Foreign Minister Theodoros Kassimis will make the opening address. To Sunday. Thursday Public Power Corporation shareholders will hold an extraordinary general meeting at 10.30 a.m. at company headquarters in Athens. Sunday The 28th annual conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics begins at the Thraki Palace Hotel in Alexandroupolis. To Thursday. The conference is hosted by the University of Athens and the University of Thraki. For details, call 210.749.9354 or log on to www.iscb2007.gr.