This Week

Monday Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos visits Athens. He will hold talks with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis. He is also scheduled to visit the fire-hit Ileia prefecture. Albanian President Bamir Topi pays a three-day official visit to Athens. He is to meet with President Karolos Papoulias and Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis. Primary and secondary school teachers as well as university professors and kindergarten teachers stage a 24-hour strike opposing the reform of Article 16 of the constitution. A demonstration will be held at noon at the Venizelos Statue in Thessaloniki. The leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) Alekos Alavanos holds a press conference on the results of the second congress of the European Left party, which took place in Prague over the weekend. At 1 p.m. at the party’s offices. Deputy Education Minister Andreas Lykourentzos to meet with the board of the Primary School Teachers’ Federation (DOE). Transport Minister Costis Hatzidakis to meet with members of the Green Party. The Athens Concert Hall hosts an event to honor Kyriakos Matsis, who was involved in the 1955-1959 Organization of Cypriot Fighters (EOKA) struggle, at 7.30 p.m. President Karolos Papoulias and Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos will attend. Tuesday Journalists’ Union (ESIEA) stages a 24-hour strike opposing government plans to merge the journalists’ pension fund with other funds. Thursday International day of solidarity with the Palestinian people. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to chair New Democracy parliamentary group. Thessaloniki Concert Hall holds a press conference to present the program for January-May 2008, at 1 p.m. at its premises. Tel. 2310.895.800 or log on to Athens Bar Association holds a conference on «Immigrants and Human Rights,» at 6 p.m. at its premises, 60 Academias. For details log on to Doctors without Borders, Act-Up Hellas and the World AIDS Campaign hold an event on the occasion of World AIDS Day, at noon at the Greek Directors’ Society, 11 Tositsa, Exarchia. For details log on to Saturday World AIDS Day. Sunday International day for the abolition of slavery.