OPINION

Agenda

Thursday Employees at the fund for the self-employed (TEBE) stage a three-hour work stoppage from noon to 3 p.m. over financial demands. Protesters will demonstrate at noon outside the Labor Ministry. Parliament discusses foreign policy. Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis holds a press conference to announce this year’s Athens Fun Run. Sports Minister Giorgos Orfanos visits Xanthi prefecture to inaugurate the new athletic center of Xanthi football club. The results of the annual competitiveness report for the Greek economy for 2005 to be presented. International fair for marble Marmin 2005 opens at the Helexpo fairground in Thessaloniki. To Sunday. Tel. 2310.291.154. International conference on «The Olympic Games and the International Mass Media,» to be held at the Athens Bar Assocation, 17.30 p.m. Sports Minister Giorgos Orfanos to speak. To tomorrow. Tel. 2310.992.052. State hospital doctors stage a 24-hour over financial and institutional demands. The first Greek Export Managers Forum to be held at the Athens Concert Hall. Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis to make the opening address. To Saturday. Tel. 210.998.2301. Employees at local authorities stage a 48-hour strike. Protesters will demonstrate at noon at Korai Sq. Union of Prefectural Administration of Greece (ENAE) holds its annual congress in Hania, Crete. To tomorrow. Friday Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis to attend Ecofin meeting in Luxembourg. To Saturday. Hellenic Management Association holds a conference on «The New Development Law,» to be held at 5.30 p.m. at the Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Deputy Finance Minister Christos Folias to be the keynote speaker. Tel. 2310.553.318. Saturday President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias visits Alexandroupolis. Twelfth Pharmaceutical Congress to be held at the Athinaida conference hall in Votanikos. Health Minister Nikitas Kaklamanis will speak. To Monday. Sunday President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias visits Chios. Deputy Culture Minister Petros Tatoulis visits Cannes, France to attend the Film Festival.