NEWS

This Week

Monday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis visits London, where she will meet with her British counterpart David Miliband. To Wednesday. Communist Party General Secretary Aleka Papariga attends the ninth meeting of communist and workers’ parties in Minsk, Belarus. To Thursday. Transport Minister Costis Hatzidakis to meet with representatives of the Panhellenic Federation of Taxi Drivers Municipal workers stage a 48-hour strike over social security and financial demands. Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis holds a press conference to present the City of Athens’s new portal at noon at City Hall. Tuesday International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment and Armed Conflict. Greek Radio and Television employees’ union (POSPERT) holds its 22nd annual congress. To Wednesday. Wednesday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis visits Berlin, Germany. PASOK leader George Papandreou visits Iraklion, Crete. The Interior Ministry and the Athens Bar Association host a conference on «The Protection of Human Rights,» at 7 p.m. in the amphitheater of the National Bank of Greece. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos to speak. For details, log on to www.dsa.gr. Communist Party-affiliated union PAME stages a protest march in Ethnikis Antistasseos Square in Athens. Friday The Eleftherios Venizelos National Research Foundation and the National School of Public Health host a conference on «Public Health and Social Policy: The Era of Eleftherios Venizelos,» starting at 4 p.m. at the school. Health Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos will speak. Tel. 210.688.9130 or log on to www.esdy-venizelos.gr. The prefecture of Western Macedonia is hosting a conference on «Innovation and Regional Authorities: Development Perspectives,» beginning at 9 a.m. at its premises in Kozani. For further information, log on to www.terisproject.net. The University of Thessaly hosts a conference on «Museums and Education,» beginning at 2 p.m. at the university in Volos. To Sunday. For details, log on to http://elearn.ece.uth.gr/. Sunday PASOK elect its new leader.