NEWS

This Week

Monday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to attend EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels. Deputy Education Minister Andreas Lykourentzos to meet with the board of the High School Teachers’ Federation (OLME). Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis to meet with the Association of Foreign Language Center owners, at 4 p.m. At 5 p.m. he will meet with Russian Agriculture Minister Aleksey Gordeev. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos to meet with the director of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office for the Mediterranean, Peter Schatzer, and the director of IOM Greece, Daniel Esdra. The US Embassy in Athens and its Consular Section, the US Consulate General in Thessaloniki and all US government offices in Greece will be closed today in observance of Presidents’ Day. The Greek Society for the Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage hosts a conference on «Central Archaeological Council (KAS) – Central Council for Contemporary Monuments (KSNM): Problems and Proposals,» at 5 p.m. at its premises in Plaka. Tel. 210.322.5245 or log on to www.ellinikietairia.gr. Tuesday Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis holds a press conference to present the new cleanliness campaign launched by City Hall, at 12 noon. Wednesday The second international tourism and property conference in Greece, titled «Opportunities for Tourism Development and Investments with respect for the Natural Environment,» begins at 9 a.m. at the Electra Palace Hotel. Transport Minister Costis Hatzidakis will speak. Tel. 210.619.6961 or log on to www.t-p.gr. Friday The European Union of Journalists’ Greek chapter to present the Constantine Kalligas annual awards at 12.30 p.m. at the Theodoros Karatzas amphitheatre of the National Bank of Greece. Civil Servants’ Union (ADEDY) convenes to decide further strike action over social security. British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce is hosting a conference on «Primary Health Care System,» at 9.45 a.m. at the Grande Bretagne Hotel in Athens. Health Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos will be the keynote speaker. For further info log on to www.bhcc.gr. Sunday Piraeus Bar Association to elect its new board.