OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY Federation of Greek Industries (SEV) holds its annual assembly at the Athens Concert Hall. President Karolos Papoulias and Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to attend. Synaspismos Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos meets with the board of the Supermarket Association in Greece (SESME). Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis meets with Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa. National Defense School holds a conference on «Greece and Balkans in the 21st Century. National Strategy and Foreign Policy,» to be held at 9 a.m. at the War Museum. Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis will speak. Tel. 210.881.1831 or log on to www.setha.mil.gr. Greenpeace holds a press conference on «Genetically Modified Products» at 11 a.m. at the Giantes restaurant in Exarchia. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos presents the Thiseas development program at noon at the Zappeion Hall. Former head of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Harilaos Florakis to be buried at 4 p.m. at the village of Paliozoglopi in the municipality of Itamos in the Agrafa Mountains in Thessaly. Defense Minister Spilios Spiliotopoulos unveils a statue in honor of 170 Greek and American volunteers who fought in WWII in Greece, at 11 a.m. at the Greek Army Park in Goudi. Archbishop Christodoulos and Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis to attend. General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) holds a conference on «Social Responsibility for Environment,» at 6 p.m. at GSEE’s offices, 69 Patission. Deputy Environment Minister Stavros Kaloyiannis to attend. Tel. 210.883.4611-15. Rene Cassin International Institute of Human Rights in cooperation with the Thrace University hold a conference on «The Right to a Healthy Environment,» to be held at the Divani Caravel Hotel. To tomorrow. Parliament Speaker Anna Psarouda-Benaki, Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis to speak. Tel. 25310.39104 or log on to www.iidh.org or www.duth.gr. British Embassy in cooperation with the International Financial Services London hold a conference on «Public-Private Partnerships,» at the amphitheatre of the National Bank of Greece in Athens. Tel. 210.727.2600 or log on to www.british-embassy.gr. FRIDAY Kathimerini shareholders hold general meeting at 10 a.m. at company’s headquarters in Neo Faliro. Greek-Italian Chamber holds a conference on «Greek and Italian Model before the New Competitors of the World Market,» to be held at the King George II Hotel. Deputy Development Minister Yiannis Papathanassiou will speak.