NEWS

This Week

Monday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to inaugurate the exhibition «Beijing-Athens-Modern Chinese Art,» at 8 p.m. at Technopolis in Gazi. The exhibition will run through May 26. The Foreign Ministry is hosting a symposium on «Africa and Greece: Development Experiences and Possibilities,» starting at 8 p.m. at Zappeion Hall. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis will make the opening address. To tomorrow. For further details, call 210.368.4224 or log on to www.mfa.gr. President of the Cyprus House of Representatives Marios Karoyian pays a two-day official visit to Athens. He is expected to meet with Parliament Speaker Dimitris Sioufas. Taxi drivers stage a 24-hour strike over institutional demands. At 10.30 a.m. there will be a protest rally in Karaiskaki Sq. The Education Ministry holds an event to officially present the ministry’s logo. At noon at the ministry. President Karolos Papoulias to meet with Marios Karoyian, president of the Cyprus House of Representatives, at noon. At 1 p.m. he will have talks with Nigerian Minister of Commerce and Industry Charles Chukwuma Ugwu. Piraeus Municipality is hosting a conference on «Children and a Healthy Diet,» at 6.30 p.m. at the Attikon Cinema in Piraeus. For details, log on to www.pireasnet.gr. Tuesday Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios pays an official visit to Athens. To Saturday. Thursday Port employees stage a 24-hour strike in support of demands for a collective labor agreement. The Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health is hosting the sixth International conference on «Nutrition and Fitness,» at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens. To Saturday. Astronaut Frederick Hauck to speak in Athens on «Space Travel: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?» The event is organized by the Hellenic Alumni Association of Tufts University and will be held at the main auditorium of the Athens College at 7:30 p.m. For further information, call 210.644.8577. Friday The Athens Journalists’ Union (ESIEA) is hosting a two-day event titled «May 68 – May 08» at Technopolis in Gazi. The event includes concerts, a photo exhibition and conferences presenting the events of May 1968. The Institute of International Relations holds an international conference on «European and Global Governance: Converging Political Cultures» at its premises at 9.30 a.m. Tomorrow’s event will be held at the Zappeion conference center. For details, log on to www.idis.gr. The Andreas Papandreou Institute of Strategic and Development Studies (ISTAME) hosts a three-day event titled «40 years since the events of May 68,» at the Apollon conference center in Piraeus. To Sunday. PASOK leader George Papandreou will speak. Sunday International Museum Day.