OPINION

Agenda

Thursday Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis holds a press conference at 11.30 a.m. on the schedule for Carnival events. Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos pays an official visit to Malta. To tomorrow. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with New Democracy MPs. Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis to attend Ecofin meeting in Brussels. To tomorrow. Revolutionary Popular Struggle (ELA) trial resumes. PASOK party holds an open discussion on the forthcoming party congress. Speakers include PASOK MPs Gerasimos Arsenis, Evangelos Venizelos, Anna Diamantopoulou, Nikos Bistis and Akis Tsochadzopoulos. At 6.30 p.m. at the Titania Hotel. Agriculture Ministry organizes a seminar on «Application of the New Common Agriculture Policy in Greece,» to be held at the Forest Research Institute of Athens, Ilissia. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.778.3750. Employees at Papageorgiou Hospital in Thessaloniki stage a four-hour work stoppage from 7-11 a.m. demanding more staff. Friday The Hierarchy of the Church of Greece meets to discuss measures to be taken to cope with the recent crisis. To Saturday. Thessaloniki branch of EDYETH, the Communist-led peace movement, and the Palestinian community of Thessaloniki stage a demonstration at 6.30 p.m. at the Venizelos statue, in solidarity with the Palestinian people. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Left Coalition Synaspismos President Alekos Alavanos. Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis visits Zagreb, Croatia, to attend inauguration of Croatian President Stipe Mesic. 18th International Exhibition of Food and Beverages opens at the Expo Athens in Maroussi. To Monday. Tel. 210.656.4411-17. Third Greek-Turkish journalism conference opens at the Karadza Mansion in Athens. To Sunday. Tel. 210.601.9950. The Hellenic Association of Food Technologists (P.E.TE.T.) organizes the 4th International Congress of Food Technology on «Accessing Useful Technologies: Optimizing Food Safety and Nutrition.» At the exhibition center of the Piraeus Port Authorities (OLP). To Saturday. Tel. 210.531.4874 Saturday Greek Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), in cooperation with Student Association for International Affairs (SAFIA), holds a conference on «Greek-Turkish Relations: Past and Future» to be held at the Electra Palace Hotel in Plaka. Tel. 210.325.5421. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to visit island of Samothrace. Sunday President of the Republic Costis Stephanopoulos to visit Ioannina. To Monday. PASOK leader George Papandreou to visit Portugal.