THURSDAY Thursday Employees of the National First Aid Center (EKAB) are to stage a four-hour work stoppage from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. over work hours and the lack of sufficient ambulances. Their union will meet to discuss further strike action. Interministerial Mediterranean summit on «Challenges, Perspectives and New Means of Funding Investment, Business Activities and Initiatives for Development Cooperation in the Mediterranean» is to be held at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens. The conference is organized by the Federation of Greek Industries (SEV) and the European Public Law Center. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to attend. To tomorrow. Farmers from Pella to meet with Agriculture Minister Evangelos Bassiakos. Research Center for Gender Equality (KETHI) holds a conference «From Theory to Practice: Equal Cooperation between Women and Men in Policy» at the Athinaida conference hall in Votanikos. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Education Minister Marietta Giannakou to speak. To Saturday. Tel. 210.389.8000 Holy Synod convenes to discuss the case of Archimandrite Iakovos Yiossakis. Economy Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis to meet with bank managers. Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis to chair a meeting of Greek ambassadors to the Balkans to discuss developments in the region. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Macedonia-Thrace Minister Nikos Tsiartsionis. Defense Minister Spilios Spiliotopoulos to have talks with French counterpart Michele Alliot-Marie, who is on a two-day visit to Athens. Representatives of public servants’ union (ADEDY) to meet with Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos for talks on salary hikes. National Documentation Center and Technical Chamber of Greece hold an international forum on «Environment and Renewable Energy Sources,» to take place at the Helexpo grounds in Maroussi. To Saturday. Tel. 210.727.3923 or visit www.ekt.gr. Friday New Democracy Central Committee Secretary Vangelis Meimarakis visits Kilkis. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with French Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie and with Defense Minister Spilios Spiliotopoulos. In the evening, he will speak at the Euro-Mediterranean meeting. Saturday PASOK leader George Papandreou visits the Peloponnese. Synaspismos Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos to open party’s central political committee meeting at the Athens Acropol. Sunday National Agricultural Research Foundation (ETHIAGE) holds a conference on «Animal Production in Greece after EU Enlargement,» 11 a.m., Helexpo, Thessaloniki. Tel. 2310.291.213.

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