NEWS

This Week

Monday President Karolos Papoulias to attend the 35-year anniversary ceremony of the Athens Spastics Society. The leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) Alekos Alavanos to meet with Ioannis Kasoulides, a candidate for parliamentary elections in Cyprus. The Hellenic Migration Policy Institute (IMEPO) hosts the fourth international migration conference, «Models of Success: How the State and Civil Society Can Work Together to Integrate Immigrants,» starting at 9.30 a.m. at the Hilton Hotel. Deputy Interior Minister Thanassis Nakos is to make the opening address. For details, log on to www.imepo.gr. Microsoft chairman Bill Gates visits Athens. He is to have talks with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis at 9.30 a.m. Tuesday UNHCR in Greece, in collaboration with the Merchant Marine Ministry, hosts a conference on «Interception, Rescue and Refugee Protection at European Sea Borders,» starting at 9 a.m. at the ministry. For details, call 210.675.6801 or log on to www.unhcr.org. Public Power Corporation workers’ union (GENOP-DEH) holds a 24-hour strike opposing the company’s proposed cooperation with German company RWE. Wednesday The consular section of the US Embassy in Athens will be closed today due to internal administrative reasons. Taxi drivers stage a 24-hour strike over financial demands. Thursday The navy is hosting the 12th multidisciplinary conference at 9 a.m. at the War Museum. Defense Minister Evangelos Meimarakis is to make the opening address. To tomorrow. For details log on to www.cubeplanners.gr. Friday University professors stage a 24-hour strike demanding that more money be invested in public education while opposing reforms in tertiary education.