NEWS

This Week

MONDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with the two Greek scientists, Christos Zerefos and Alkiviadis Bais, who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as part of their work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to attend General Affairs Council in Brussels. To Wednesday. Culture Minister Michalis Liapis to inaugurate the renovated library of the National Archaeological Museum, at 7 p.m. 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 Memorial Day. TUESDAY Athens International Airport is hosting an exhibition titled «The New Acropolis Museum: A New Destination.» Culture Minister Michalis Liapis and Transport Minister Costis Hatzidakis will open the exhibition. For details, call 210.353.7224. The Panhellenic Federation of Public Hospital Workers (POEDHN) stages a five-hour work stoppage from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. demanding better pay and more staff. Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis to present the program «Mamma learns Greek,» at noon. The program is launched in collaboration with the Hellenic Migration Policy Institute (IMEPO). For details, call 210.527.7564. The Hellenic Audiovisual Institute (IOM) presents the results of a survey on «Creative and Safe Use of the Internet among Children and Young People up to 18 years old,» at 11 a.m. at the Athens Plaza Hotel. For details, call 210.909.8690 or log on to www.iom.gr. WEDNESDAY The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) hosts a lecture on «The Rights of Citizens in the European Union: The Ombudsman’s Role,» by European Ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros. The lecture begins at 6.30 p.m. at the amphitheater of ELIAMEP (48 Vas. Constantinou). For details, call 210.725.7124 or log on to www.eliamep.gr. The Association for the Modernization of Society (OPEK) holds a conference on «The New Forms of Conservatism and the Political System,» at 6 p.m. at the Ianos bookstore(24 Stadiou). For details, log on to www.opek.gr. THURSDAY The Panhellenic Federation of Public Hospital Workers (POEDHN) holds a five-hour work stoppage from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. demanding better pay and more staff. The Institute of International Relations (IDIS) is hosting a conference on «Global Environmental Governance: Challenges and Prospects,» starting at 7.30 p.m. at its premises in Plaka. For details, call 210.331.2325-7 or log on to www.idis.gr. The fifth international Book Fair begins in the Helexpo grounds in Thessaloniki and will run through Sunday. SATURDAY PASOK’s parliamentary group is hosting a day-long event titled «Environment-Energy and Climate Change,» in Syntagma Square.