NEWS

This Week

MONDAY French European Affairs Minister Noelle Lenoir is in Athens for talks. She is to meet with Foreign Minister George Papandreou at 10 a.m. and Alternate Foreign Minister Tassos Yiannitsis at 11.30 a.m. – Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides to brief National Council in Nicosia on results of his talks with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Turkish-Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash in New York. – Two Cypriot government and Turkish-Cypriot committees to meet in Nicosia to discuss technical issues related to the day after a solution to the Cyprus issue. – Foreign Minister Papandreou to pay a one-day working visit to the Bulgarian Black Sea port of Burgas. – US Embassy and consular offices remain closed today in observance of Columbus Day, a US national holiday. – 29th World Conference of Unesco’s International Theater Institute begins in Athens. To October 20. – Hellenic-American Union hosts a three-day seminar on «Effective Communication: Building Relationships that Work @ Work.» For further information, tel 010.368.0006. TUESDAY Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki visits Paris. She is expected to meet with French President Jacques Chirac and French Sports Minister Jean-Francois Lamour, to brief them on the Olympic Games preparations. – The chairman of Greece’s combined chiefs of staff, Lt. Gen. Giorgios Antonakopoulos, to visit Cyprus. – The Culture Ministry in cooperation with the European Cultural Center of Delphi are organizing the fifth International Sky Art Congress. The congress will take place at Delphi and Icaria. To October 19. For further information, see www.cultureguide.gr. – Olympic Airways pilots to stage a four-hour work stoppage, from 8 a.m. until 12 noon, in protest at the decision of the OA management to end flights to Australia. A court has ruled the strike illegal. WEDNESDAY The board of Federation of Greek Industries (SEV) to hold a press biefing. – Prime Minister Costas Simitis to attend Kastaniotis Publications presentation of his book, «For a Strong Greece in Europe and the World.» At the Zappeion Mansion’s Aigli Restaurant. – International Economic Relations Institute (IDOS) is hosting a conference on «Energy and Security after September 11, 2001: Caucasus and the Zone of Caspian Sea.» Tel. 010.362.6610. THURSDAY President of the Austrian Parliament, Heinz Fisher, pays a four-day visit to Cyprus. He will meet with Cypriot President Glafcos Clerides and Foreign Minister Ioannis Cassoulides – Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) to hold an extraordinary general meeting at company’s headquarters in Maroussi. – Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides begins a two-day visit to Athens. – Foreign Minister George Papandreou visits Moscow as part of EU ministerial troika for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov. FRIDAY President of the Republic Costis Stephanopoulos to visit Kalamata to open the Peloponnesian Medical Congress. – Prime Minister Simitis to meet with President Clerides. SATURDAY 35th Modern Home Exhibition opens at the Piraeus Exhibition Center. Turkey is participating with a national pavilion for the first time. To October 28. Tel. 010.363.2484. SUNDAY Second round of municipal and regional elections where no candidate won over 50 percent of the vote in the first round.