OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY Economy and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis presents «Turtles and Tigers,» a book by New Democracy MPs Nikos Georgiadis and Costis Hadzidakis, at the Zappeion Hall at 1.30 p.m. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis meets with the Experts’ Committee of Public Administration. At noon he is to meet with Alternate Culture Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia and the president of Olympic Properties SA, Christos Hadjiemmanouel. Communist Party leader Aleka Papariga makes a two-day visit in Cuba. To tomorrow. Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos meets with French Ambassador to Greece Bruno Delaye. Later he is to meet with the board of the bank employees’ federation (OTOE). Deputy Finance Minister Adam Regouzas chairs a meeting with the heads of all tax departments in Athens. Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland Jan Truszezynski visits Cyprus. To Sunday. Deputy Culture Minister Petros Tatoulis visits Patras. Tomorrow he is to visit Messinia prefecture. Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis holds a press conference at a Foreign Press Association lunch at 1.15 p.m. at the Hotel Grand Bretagne. FRIDAY Competitiveness Council convenes to set a fine for the Association of Greek Supermarkets (SESME) and seven supermarkets over misleading consumers on prices. Deputy Finance Minister Christos Folias visits Thessaloniki. Shareholders of the National Bank of Greece hold general meeting at noon at the Pavlos Melas Mansion, 93 Aiolou. Macedonia University holds an international conference on «Emotion and Interpersonal Skills at Work» at the university’s premises in Thessaloniki. To tomorrow. Tel. 2310.891.202 or log on to www.uom.gr. Governor of the Agricultural Bank of Greece Dimitris Miliakos to present the new corporate identity of the bank at noon at Zappeion Hall. Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos visits Luxembourg. Consumer Protection Center (KEPKA) holds a conference on «High Cost of Living: Myth or Reality» at the Sports Museum in Thessaloniki. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas to speak. Tel. 2310.269.449. SATURDAY European Cooperative Banks Association (ECBA) meets in Rhodes. To Monday. SUNDAY Fourth Foreign Diplomats in Greece International Soccer Tournament – «Sports Spirit Creates a Healthy Society in a Healthy Environment» – at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex (OAKA).