OPINION

Agenda

Thursday Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis to meet with tax assessors to discuss further tax audits on businesses and self-employed professionals. – Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) to present its book titled «The History of the Olympic Flame,» at 12.30 p.m. at its premises, 52 Dimitriou Vikela. Tel. 210.687.8809. – National Defense Minister Spilios Spiliotopoulos begins a two-day visit to army bases of western Macedonia and Epirus. To Saturday. – Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Merchant Marine Minister Manolis Kefaloyiannis. – Alternate Culture Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia visits the new premises of Athens Town Planning Authority in Syngrou. – Oil Retailers Association (OBE) holds a press conference on future strike action. At 10.30 a.m. at the Titania Hotel. – British Embassy in Athens in cooperation with British Council is hosting a seminar on «Tackling Unemployment: Linking Education to the Labor market,» to be held at British ambassador’s residence. Education Minister Marietta Giannakou and Labor Minister Panos Panayiotopoulos will attend. Tel. 210.727.2635. Friday Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis and Labor Minister Panos Panayiotopoulos to meet with the president of Emboriki Bank Giorgos Provopoulos and representatives of bank employees’ union to resume talks on social security issue. – Govostis Publications holds a presentation of a book titled «Contemporary Revolutionary Thinking,» by Giorgos Roussis. At 7 p.m. at the Stoa tou Vivliou, 5 Pesmazoglou & Stadiou. Communist Party Secretary Aleka Papariga will speak. – Deputy Agriculture Minister Alexandros Kontos to meet with heads of agricultural unions of cotton producer prefectures. – National dialogue on education begins at Zappeion Mansion. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will attend. Universities will remain closed while professors and students will march to the Zappeion Mansion. – University of Athens in cooperation with the Centre for Research and Prevention of Injuries Among the Young (KEPPA) are holding a conference on «Violence in the Family,» to be held at the Stratos Vassilikos Hotel, 114 Michalakopoulou. For further information, tel 210.746.2187. Saturday – Medical Union of Thessaloniki is holding a conference on «Pension and Social Insurance System for Doctors,» to be held at 10 a.m. at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. For further information, tel 2310.273.755. – PASOK Euro MPs visit Istanbul to meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios. Sunday Synaspismos’s central committee convenes. To Monday.