NEWS

This week

Monday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis is due to stage an official visit to Vienna, Austria. – The World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE) meets at the King George Hotel in Athens. Deputy Foreign Minister Theodoros Kassimis will attend. – Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis holds a press conference at 10 a.m. to discuss the course of the reforms in tertiary education. – Andreas Papandreou Institute of Strategic and Development Studies (ISTAME) holds a conference on «Immigration in the Municipality of Athens: Social Integration and Promotion of Multicultural Identity,» at 7.30 p.m. at the GSEE amphitheatre, 69 Patission. For details, call 210.363.1745 or log on to www.istame.gr. Tuesday The committee for the support of libraries hosts the fifth international conference titled «Designing Libraries of the Future,» at 8.30 a.m. at the National Research Foundation. To Wednesday. There will also be a photo exhibition under the title «Library’s Vision,» organized by the Goethe Institute, which will run through June 20. For details, call 210.727.3900 or log on to www.ekt.gr or www.goethe.de. – The Foreign Ministry in collaboration with the Croatian Embassy holds a photo exhibition titled «The Lighthouses of the Adriatic Sea,» at the Foreign Ministry. Opening hours: daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To June 17. For details, log on to www.mfa.gr. Wednesday The Hellenic Audiovisual Institute (IOM) holds a conference on «Digital Cinema: Current Trends and Future Perspectives,» at the Press Center of the Secretariat General of Communication in Athens. For further details, call 210.909.8690 or log on to www.iom.gr. – European Journalists’ Union, Greek branch, hosts a conference on «The Freedom of the Press and its Perspectives,» at 1 p.m. European Parliament Bureau, 8 Amalias. Tel. 210.327.8911. Thursday Health Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos to inaugurate the new cardiological unit at the Mitera Pediatric Clinic at 8 p.m. Friday Heads of State and Government from Southeast Europe to meet at the Zappeion Hall in Athens. Sunday European Wind Day. A series of events and conferences are expected to take place across the country. For details, log on to www.eletaen.gr.