NEWS

This Week

Monday Public Order Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis visits Washington. He is to meet with National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, Attorney General John Ashcroft, Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge, CIA Director George Tenet and FBI Director Robert Mueller. To Tuesday. – EU foreign ministers meet in Luxembourg. To Tuesday. – Queen Sofia of Spain, who was born a Greek princess, is visiting Greece. – Editor of the French daily Le Monde, Jean Marie Colombani, to present his book at the Athens French Institute titled «Are we all Americans? The World After the September 11th 2001.» At 7.30 p.m. Tel. 010.339.8651. – Soccer players’ representatives meet to formulate response to team owners’ demand to cut their pay by 20 percent. – Primary and secondary schools in the country’s municipalities and prefectures where repeat elections were held will remain closed today. Tuesday Stoa tou Vivliou is hosting a Book and Photo Exhibition titled «Trouble-free Environment.» To Saturday. Tel. 010.331.0090. – The board of the British Council hold a press conference presenting council’s future activities. At its refurbished premises, 17 Kolonaki Square. – International Telecommunication Fair ExpoComm Southeast Europe is held at the Helexpo fairground in Maroussi. Development Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos and Transport Minister Christos Verelis will attend. To Friday. – The 58th Panhellenic Orthopaedic Congress is held in Thessaloniki. To Sunday. – The Economist magazine is organizing a conference at the Divani Caravel hotel on «Private Banking and Asset Management: Current Trends in the Global Financial Environment» Bank of Greece governor Nicholaos Garganas and Hellenic Union of Banks’ Chairman Theodoros Karatzas will speak. To Wednesday. Tel. 010.940.8750. – Goulandris Foundation press conference on the exhibition «Salvador Dali: Myth and Singularity.» At the Museum of Cycladic Art Wednesday The board of Social Security Foundation (IKA) hold a press conference presenting IKA’s new electronic services. At IKA headquarters, 8 Aghiou Constantinou. – National association of professional soccer clubs (EPAE) to decide whether to continue with strike action after the next three rounds of first-division league are played. Thursday Prime Minister Costas Simitis leaves for Brussels to attend the informal EU summit. To Friday. – The remains of Colonel Mardokaios Frizis, a Greek Jew who was the first Greek senior officer to die in Albania during World War II, are to be buried in Thessaloniki’s Jewish cemetery. – Titan Cement organises a conference on «Corporate Responsibility and Social Solidarity,» on the occasion of the company’s 100th anniversary. Athens Concert Hall.