OPINION

This Week

Thursday Opposition PASOK leader George Papandreou to chair party’s political council at the Technological and Cultural Park in Lavrion. To tomorrow. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Labor Minister Panos Panayiotopoulos and Deputy Culture Minister Petros Tatoulis. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas and Labor Minister Panos Panayiotopoulos hold press conference to present program for part-time employment in small enterprises in the retail market. At 12.30 p.m. at the ministry. Education Ministry to announce pass marks for university and technical college entry. Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece (KEDKE) to meet. Representatives of the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) to visit Refugee Center in Lavrion. GSEE opposes government’s legislation on immigrants. Defense Minister Spilios Spiliotopoulos on a visit to China. To August 31. Fourth international conference on «New Horizons in Industry, Business and Education» to be held at the Chandris Corfu Hotel on the island of Corfu. To Friday. Tel. 210.973.0697 or log on to www.nhibe2005.conferences.gr. PASOK political council to meet. To Friday. Friday New Democracy’s central committee convenes at 10.30 a.m. at the Caravel Hotel in Athens. Cosmote mobile telephony to announce company’s first-quarter economic results. European Association for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE) holds its fourth workshop on «Seismic Behavior of Irregular and Complex Structures,» at 9 a.m. at the University of Thessaloniki. To Saturday. Tel. 2310.995.743 or see www.eaee.boun.edu.tr. Shareholders of Attiki Bank hold extraordinary general meeting at 4 p.m. at bank’s headquarters, 54 Academias. To Saturday. Summer sales end. Sunday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to visit Prague. To Monday.