NEWS

This Week

Monday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to meet with United Nations senior envoy B. Lynn Pascoe at the Foreign Ministry at 11 a.m. as part of the latter’s tour of Cyprus, Greece and Turkey. PASOK leader George Papandreou to address a conference at 1 p.m. at Athens Law School, hosted by the PASOK-affiliated union (PASP) ahead of student elections on Wednesday. OTE workers begin 24-hour rolling strikes as of today opposing company’s privatization. World Health Day. Health Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos to announce the «National Action Plan for Smoking» and the «National Action Plan for Environmental Health Threats» at 11 a.m. at the Health Ministry. The Communist Party holds a conference on «The European Convention,» starting at 7 p.m. at the Titania Hotel. Communist Party General Secretary Aleka Papariga will speak. The National Union of Prefectural Local Authorities (ENAE) is hosting a conference on «Local Authorities: A Step Closer to Equal Opportunities,» in Larissa. For further information, tel 210.746.8700 or log on to www.enae.gr. Tuesday Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivailo Kalfin pays a two-day official visit to Athens. He is expected to have talks with Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis and Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis. To Thursday. The National Union of Prefectural Local Authorities (ENAE) convenes. Wednesday The fourth Athens Music Forum begins at 2.30 p.m. at the Dais cultural center in Maroussi. To Thursday. For details, log on to www.athensmusicforum.gr. Themelio and Papazissis publishers present books titled «The Position of Greece in the International, European and Regional System» and «Will the European Union Survive?» by Panayiotis Ioakeimidis, at 6.30 p.m. at the Greek Journalists’ Union (ESIEA). Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis will speak. Tel. 210.360.8180.