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This Week

Monday Defense Minister Evangelos Meimarakis to attend annual meeting of the defense ministers of Southeastern Europe in Kiev, Ukraine. Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) leader Alekos Alavanos visits Iraklion, Crete. To tomorrow. Athens Prefecture hosts a conference on «The Disabled and Employment,» at the Novotel Athens Hotel. Athens Prefect Yiannis Sgouros to make the opening address.To tomorrow. Tel 210.699.3404. Hellenic American Union launches a series of seminars on «Humanism: Inhumanity and Humanity.» Seminars will take place every Monday at 9 a.m. at its premises in Kolonaki and will run through February 25. For further details call 210.368.0052 or log on to www.hau.gr. The Athens Medical School in collaboration with the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology hosts an international workshop on fungal infections and oncology patients at the University of Athens. To tomorrow. Tel 210.746.2146 or log on to www.uoa.gr. Piraeus Traders Association hosts a conference on «Crime and Infringements relating to Businesses in Piraeus,» at 5 p.m. at the Apollon conference hall of the Piraeus Prefecture. Tel 210.417.6318 or log on to www.espireas.gr. Wednesday Defense Minister Evangelos Meimarakis to attend informal meeting of NATO defense ministers in Noordwijk, Netherlands. World United Nations Day. First Mediterranean Coast Day. A screening of a group of international acclaimed documentaries focusing on life will take place at 7 p.m. at the premises of the Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and the Cultural Heritage, in Plaka, in Athens. The Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) hosts a lecture on «The European Union’s Soft Power: A Power of Change,» by Foreign Minister of Sweden Carl Bildt at 3 p.m. at the Foreign Ministry. Tel 210.725.7124 or log on to www.eliamep.gr. Hellenic Audiovisual Institute (IOM) hosts a conference on «Teaching the Alphabet of Media,» at the press center of Secretariat General of Communication in Kallithea. For details call 210.909.8690 or log on to www.iom.gr. 6th annual Fashion Week begins at Zappeion Hall through to Sunday. Thursday Livanis Publications to present the new book by Agriculture Minister Alexandros Kontos at noon at the Stoa tou Vivliou. State Minister Theodoros Roussopoulos to speak. Tel. 210.366.1212 or log on to www.livanis.gr. Eugenides Foundation in cooperation with the British Council hosts a public discussion on «A Geological View of World Climate Change,» at 8 p.m. at the Eugenides Foundation on Syngrou Ave. Tel 210.946.9615 or log on to www.eugenfound.edu.gr. Friday A two-day symposium on «Breast Screening,» begins at 1 p.m. at the Titania Hotel in Athens. To Sunday. Tel 210.523.8777 or log on to www.xrayonline.gr. The fourth international symposium on «Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders in the Middle East,» begins 6 p.m. at the Athens Imperial Hotel. To Sunday. For details, log on to www.worldeventsforum.com/alzsymposium/2007.htm. Sunday International Water Association in conjunction with the National Foundation of Agricultural Research host the first international conference on «Water and Wastewater Technologies in Ancient Civilizations,» at the Atlantis Hotel in Iraklion, Crete. To Tuesday. Tel 28210-229.103 or log on to www.nagref.gr.