OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis holds a press conference to present «Schoolwave,» the first Greek music festival featuring the participation of high school bands. PASOK leader George Papandreou to meet with Greece’s farm unions (SEGASE). PASOK political council convenes. British Ambassador Simon Gass visits Patras to meet with local officials of western Greece. To tomorrow. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas and New Democracy Secretary Vangelis Meimarakis. Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras to attend 26th annual convention of justice ministers of Council of Europe member states in Helsinki. Alternate Culture Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia to meet with mayors of Maroussi, Kallithea and Galatsi to discuss post-Olympic use of the Athens 2004 facilities. Synaspismos Left Coalition chairman Alekos Alavanos to visit Theatrical Museum of Athens. At noon he will meet with Panhellenic Federation of Coast Guard Employees. New Democracy Secretary Vangelis Meimarakis visits Achaia prefecture. Tomorrow he will visit Aitoloacarnania prefecture. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in cooperation with the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), holds a conference, «Science Brings People Together,» on the university’s premises at 10 a.m. To tomorrow. For details, log on to www.auth.gr. Sixth congress on «Allergology and Clinical Immunology» is to be held at the Athens Concert Hall. To Saturday. Tel. 210.725.4360-2 or log on to www.epsilocongress.gr. Labor Minister Panos Panayiotopoulos to attend informal meeting of EU labor ministers in Luxembourg. To Saturday. FRIDAY President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias and Archbishop Christodoulos to attend the late Pope John Paul II’s funeral service. Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos to attend World Travel & Tourism Council summit in New Delhi, India. To Sunday. Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) holds a conference on «Major Bridges of the Egnatia Way,» to be held at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 9.30 a.m. For details, log on to www.auth.gr. SUNDAY Thessaloniki Medical Union to vote on its new board.