NEWS

This Week

Monday Prime Minister Costas Simitis leaves for Rome for two-day NATO-Russia summit. To Tuesday. – Agriculture Minister Giorgos Drys attends EU agriculture ministers’ meeting in Brussels. To Tuesday. – The board of directors of the Bank of Greece meets to deliberate on a new bank governor. – Development Minister Akis Tsochadzopoulos concludes three-day visit to Iran. – Universities will remain closed until Wednesday, as professors stage a protest demanding higher salaries and pensions. – Sixth meeting of journalists of Greek descent working in media abroad is being held at the Zappeion Mansion, Athens. To Thursday. Tuesday Results of Sunday’s elections for representatives of judges and prosecutors to be announced. Wednesday The civil servants’ federation (ADEDY) to stage a 24- hour strike in protest at social security reform proposals. Teachers, demanding higher salaries and social security benefits, and local government employees will also stage a 24-hour strike. – Prime Minister Simitis to meet with President Costis Stephanopoulos. Thursday Prime Minister Simitis chairs a meeting to approve of EU-funded projects. Friday Transport Minister Christos Verelis attends informal meeting of EU transport ministers in Gijon, Spain. – The central committee of ruling PASOK party convenes. To Saturday. Sunday President Costis Stephanopoulos begins a visit to Australia and New Zealand. To June 12.