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This Week

Monday President Karolos Papoulias to open the Euro-Mediterranean summit of the Greek and European Economic and Social Councils to be held in Athens. To tomorrow. Deputy Foreign Minister Petros Doukas and the director general of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Jacques Diouf, to sign a cooperation agreement on food safety at 11.30 a.m. at the Foreign Ministry. Transport Minister Costis Hatzidakis to attend meeting of Southeast Europe Cooperation Process (SEECP) in Bulgaria. Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage hosts a lecture on «Climate Change,» at its premises (28 Tripodon, Plaka). Former Economy Minister Yiannis Palaiokrassas to speak. Tel. 210.322.6693 or log on to www.ellinikietairia.gr. Wednesday President Karolos Papoulias to meet with his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris. Foundation for Mediterranean Studies hosts a conference on «Searching for a Growth Model in Greece,» at the Theodoros Karatzas Amphitheater of the National Bank of Greece in Athens. To Thursday. For details, log on to www.imm.gr. Doctors Without Borders to present its program on sexual violence at 5.30 p.m. at its premises (15 Xenias, Mavili Sq). Tel 210.520.0500. Kokkalis Foundation and the Hellenic Foundation and the European Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) host a lecture on «Imperial Hubris: The Thinking Behind the Decision to Invade Iraq» by Professor Tony Smith, Tufts University. The lecture begins at 7.30 p.m. at the Hellenic American Union (22 Massalias). For details, log on to www.kokkalisfoundation.gr. Hellenic Foundation for Culture hosts a three-day conference on «Culture in the Balkans: Past and Present,» at the Athens Concert Hall and the Stoa tou Vivliou. To Friday. Tel. 210.363.5970 or log on to www.hfc.gr. Thursday German School of Athens hosts the 10th DSAMUN 2007 (Deutsche Schule Athen Model United Nations) conference at 10 a.m. at its premises in Maroussi. The DSAMUN is a three-day-long simulation of the work of the United Nations. To Saturday. Tel. 210.613.7824 or log on to www.dsathen.gr. First international «Automation 2007» exhibition opens its doors at 2 p.m. at the Helexpo center in Maroussi through Sunday. For further details, call 210.614.1164 or log on to www.leaderexpo.gr. Friday Hellenic Institute of Metrology hosts the second «Metrology» conference at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. To Saturday. Tel. 210.723.3140 or log on to www.metrologia2007.gr.