NEWS

This Week

Monday UN Secretary General Kofi Annan presents his proposal for a solution to the Cyprus problem. Foreign Minister George Papandreou to brief Parliament Speaker Apostolos Kaklamanis on developments on the Cyprus issue. Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos in London where he will meet with his British counterpart, Tessa Jowell, and the British Museum’s new director, Neil MacGregor. US Embassy in Athens, the Consular Section, the US Consulate General in Thessaloniki remain closed today in observance of Veterans Day, a US national holiday. Presidents of the EU member states’ parliamentary defense committees are in Athens to attend a meeting on the «Aims and Priorities of the Greek Presidency for the European Security and Defense Policy: European Capabilities.» It is organized by the Greek Parliament. Speaker Apostolos Kaklamanis will make the opening speech. At the Old Parliament. To Tuesday. Tuesday Sener Levent, editor of the Turkish-Cypriot daily Afrika (formerly Avrupa), is to present his book «My Homeland is Under Occupation.» at the Athens Journalists’ Union (ESIEA) offices at 20 Academias Street, Athens. Leader of the European Liberal Democrats in the European Parliament, Graham Watson, begins a two-day visit in Athens. He is expected to have separate talks with Prime Minister Costas Simitis, Finance Minister Nikos Christodoulakis and Defense Minister Yiannos Papantoniou. Talks will focus on EU enlargement, further market deregulation and the reinforcement of European defense To Wednesday. Wednesday Publications of University of Crete hold a conference on «From Ancient Greece to Rome and Modern Europe.» At Goulandris-Horn Foundation, Plaka. Tel. 210.381.8372. British Embassy in cooperation with Kathimerini presents a lecture by Misha Glenny on the Balkans titled «Burning the Bridges of History: A New Way Forward for South Eastern Europe.» Misha Glenny is an award-winning journalist and historian. At the Athens Concert Hall at 7.30 p.m. The Federation of Greek Industries (SEV) holds a conference on «A Step Forward: A United, Competitive and Socially Responsible Europe.» Alternate Foreign Minister Tassos Yiannitsis will attend. At the Divani Caravel Hotel. Tel. 210.323.7325. Thursday Prime Minister Costas Simitis visits Warsaw to attend the Socialist International Meeting. He is expected to have talks with Deniz Baykal, the chairman of Turkey’s opposition Republican People’s Party (CH). Athens’s new mayor, Dora Bakoyianni, is in New York to attend the annual Capital Link Forum on «2004: Greece Going for the Gold.» Bakoyianni will be the keynote speaker. The president of the Athens Stock Exchange, Panayiotis Alexakis, and the economic adviser to the prime minister, Gikas Hardouvelis, will also attend. EU Transport Commissioner Loyola de Palacio arrives in Athens. She is to meet with Transport Minister Christos Verelis to discuss the future of the Olympic Airways. Friday Energy ministers of Southeastern Europe meet in Athens to sign the agreement for the establishment of a regional electricity market based in Athens. EU Transport Commissioner Loyola de Palacio is to attend the talks. Sunday Anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising against the junta on November 17, 1973. Demonstration and march through Athens to the US Embassy.