NEWS

This Week

Monday Development Minister Christos Folias to attend EU energy ministers meeting in Brussels. Culture Minister Michalis Liapis to meet with China’s Vice Culture Minister Zhao Weisui at 10 a.m. in Athens. President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Hosny Mubarak pays an official visit to Athens. Today he is expected to have talks with President Karolos Papoulias. In the afternoon he will attend a symposium hosted by the Friends of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina at the National Bank of Greece’s Theodoros Karatzas amphitheater. Deputy Education Minister Andreas Lykourentzos to meet with the boards of the Pedagogic Institute and the Textbook Publishing Organization (OEDB). PASOK leader George Papandreou to chair the party’s political coordinating committee at 11 a.m. at the party’s head offices. International Day of Disabled Persons. Parliament Speaker Dimitris Sioufas to meet with the president of the National Confederation of Disabled Persons, Yiannis Vardakastanis. Communist Party (KKE) General Secretary Aleka Papariga holds a press conference at noon in Thessaloniki. The National Technical University of Athens hosts a series of events and conferences marking its 170th anniversary. A conference on «Technology and Society: The Contribution of the NTUA» will be held at 7.30 p.m. at the Athens Concert Hall. President Karolos Papoulias and Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis will speak. For further details on the program of events, visit www.ntua.gr. Tuesday Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan begins a two-day visit to Greece. He will meet with Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis and Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis. The Greek Association for Atlantic & European Cooperation hosts its 16th annual international symposium on «NATO’s Challenges in View of the Meeting in Bucharest in 2008: Security and Euro-Atlantic Incorporation, Southeast Europe Energy Security,» at 16.45 p.m. at the Foreign Ministry. To Wednesday. Tel. 210.865.5979 or log on to www.gaaec.org. Wednesday President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Hosny Mubarak to address the Greek-Egyptian Economic Forum at 10 a.m. at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. Thursday The 12th congress of the Union of Prefectural Administrations of Greece (ENAE) begins at 4.30. p.m. in Drama prefecture. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Macedonia-Thrace Minister Margaritis Tzimas will speak. To Saturday. The 15th congress of the Greek Transplantation Society begins at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Thessaloniki. To Saturday. For details, log on to http://transplantunit-auth.gr/. Friday The British Council is hosting an event on «Climate Change Begins at Home,» at 7 p.m. at its premises in Kolonaki. Tel. 210.369.2342 or log on to www.britishcouncil.org. Saturday International Day of Climate Change protest. At 1 p.m. there will be a demonstration in Syntagma Square, central Athens. Sunday International Anti-Corruption Day.