OPINION

Agenda

Thursday Holocaust Remembrance Day Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos and his deputy Anastassios Liaskos. Public discussion on the relations between journalists and the state, organized by Minister of State Theodoros Roussopoulos, is to be held at 9.30 a.m. at the Zappeion Hall. Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras to attend informal EU justice ministers meeting in Luxembourg. To Saturday. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis visits Thessaloniki. At 10.30 a.m., he will meet with local authorities to discuss the city’s road network and public transport. Federation of Greek Private Sector Employees (OIYE) holds a demonstration at 11 a.m. outside the Development Ministry protesting the government’s decision to extend shop hours. Union of Judges and Prosecutors stages a nationwide two-hour work stoppage from 12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. due to financial and institutional demands. Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis to meet with his German counterpart Joschka Fischer in Thessaloniki. President of the Republic Costis Stephanopoulos visits Auschwitz, Poland to attend ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to lay a wreath at noon at the Holocaust Monument in Thessaloniki. German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer to speak at 8 p.m. at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall. Friday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras. Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with Cypriot Trade Center of Athens organizes a conference on «European Cyprus: International Center of International Business Activities, Services and Investments,» to be held at 7.30 p.m. at EBEA, 7 Academias. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas and Deputy Finance Minister Christos Folias to attend. European Network for Communication and Information (EURONEM) holds a conference on «The Role of Citizens and the New European Constitution,» to be held at 11 a.m. at the European Parliament offices in Athens, 8 Amalias. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos to speak. For further details, tel 210.672.4562. Bank of Greece Governor Nikolaos Garganas and Tevfik Bilgin, head of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey (BDDK), to sign a cooperation agreement in Istanbul on mutual exchange of banking information. Saturday PASOK Chairman George Papandreou to visit Larissa for talks with farmers.