NEWS

This Week

Monday World Cancer Day. Health Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos holds a press conference at noon at the ministry. Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis holds a press conference on environmental issues at 11.30 a.m. President Karolos Papoulias to meet with President of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) Moshe Kantor at 12.30 p.m. On the occasion of National Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Central Jewish Council of Greece and the Jewish Community of Athens host an event at 7 p.m. at the Athens Concert Hall. President Karolos Papoulias and Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis will speak. Thessaloniki Municipality hosts a two-day conference on «Road Traffic,» starting at 10 a.m. at the Macedonia Palace Hotel. For details, call 2310.270.284 or log on to www.thessalonikicity.gr. Tuesday Technical college (TEI) professors stage a 24-hour strike over demands relating to pay and working conditions. The Union of Municipalities and Communities of Attica (TEDKNA) hosts a conference on «Waste Management in Attica,» at 6.30 p.m. at the Caravel Hotel. Athens Prefect Yiannis Sgouros will speak. Tel. 210.364.6754 or log on to www.tedkna.gr. Wednesday Taxi drivers stage a 24-hour strike in support of demands for an increase in cab fares. Lawyers across Greece to hold another 24-hour strike in protest at proposed reforms to the pension system. They also plan to hold a further 24-hour strike on February 13. Thursday The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece will convene to elect the new archbishop of Athens. Municipal workers stage a four-hour work stoppage, from 11 a.m. to the end of their shift, over wage demands. At noon protesters will demonstrate in front of the Interior Ministry. The fifth conference of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) begins at the Tae Kwon Do Stadium at Neo Faliron. The new leader of SYRIZA will be elected during the conference. To Sunday.