OPINION

Agenda

Thursday New Democracy General Secretary Vangelis Meimarakis on two-day visit to Thessaloniki and Serres. Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis to meet with new US Ambassador Charles Ries. Panteion University hosts a conference on «Road Map for Peace in the Middle East in the Post-Arafat Era,» at 10 a.m. Communist Party MP Liana Kanelli, PASOK MP Theodoros Pangalos and New Democracy MP Theodoros Kassimis to speak. Tel. 210.920.1014. University of Athens hosts an international conference on «Europe After Enlargement: How Much Democracy Will Be Possible,» at 5.30 p.m. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.368.8910 or visit www.uoa.gr. Defense Deputy Spilios Spiliotopoulos visits army bases on Symi and Kastellorizo islands. National Council for Research and Technology, chaired by Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas, convenes at 10 a.m. at the Zappeion Mansion. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will speak. Communist Party President Aleka Papariga to present party’s proposals on agricultural economy at a conference in Larissa. Agriculture Minister Evangelos Bassiakos to meet with representatives of Larissa cotton producers. Deputy Interior Minister Thanassis Nakos to chair meeting of interministerial central monitoring committee on «Thiseas» funding program for local authorities. Synaspismos Left Coalition’s newly elected chairman, Alekos Alavanos, visits Thessaloniki. Friday Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) holds «Conference and Business Tourism» at the Athens Concert Hall. Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos will attend. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.725.8486 or visit www.hapco.gr. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Health Minister Nikitas Kaklamanis and his deputies Thanassis Yiannopoulos and Giorgos Constantopoulos. Piraeus Marine Club holds fifth International P&I Conference at its premises, 51 Akti Miaouli in Piraeus. Tel. 210.429.3606-8. Parliamentary committee to publish report of its investigation into arms procurements. Council of State convenes to discuss whether works will continue at Marina Zea in Piraeus. Saturday Deadline for migrants returning from holidays, except those from Southeastern Asia, who have been given until February 2. Union of Balkan Bar Associations in conjunction with Thessaloniki Bar Association holds a conference on «Balkan Lawyers’ Cross-Border Cooperation,» at TBA. For further details, tel 2310.543.451. Hellenic League for Human Rights holds a national migration dialogue on «Immigrant Integration Policies,» to be held at 9 a.m. at the GSEE amphitheater. For further details, visit www.hlhr.gr.