OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis holds consecutive meetings with representatives of the National Confederation of Greek Commerce (ESEE), the General Confederation of Small Businesses and Traders (GSEVEE) and the Civil Servants’ Union (ADEDY) in view of the coming International Fair in Thessaloniki. Synaspismos Left Coalition party holds a conference on «Flight Safety – National Carrier Olympic Airways,» starting at 9 a.m. at the Zappeion Hall. Synaspismos President Alekos Alavanos to make the opening address. Deputy Labor Minister Gerasimos Giakoumatos visits Thessaloniki. To tomorrow. PASOK MP Anna Diamantopoulou holds a press conference on «The rise in fuel prices and the government’s policy,» at noon at the PASOK offices, 50 Harilaou Trikoupi. Ninth conference on «Environmental Science and Technology,» takes place at the Sofitel Capsis Hotel Rhodes on Rhodes. President Karolos Papoulias to speak. To Saturday. Tel. 210.649.2450. Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis attends an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in Newport, Wales. To tomorrow. Thessaloniki Mayor Vassilis Papageorgopoulos to meet with Thessaloniki trade unions in view of the International Fair. Bus drivers stage a five-hour work stoppage from the beginning of their shift until 8 a.m. and from 9 p.m. until the end of their shift demanding a collective labor agreement. FRIDAY Prime Minister Karamanlis meets with the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (SVVE), the Federation of Greek Industries (SEV) and the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE). PASOK leader George Papandreou meets with the board of the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (SVVE). SATURDAY 31st anniversary of PASOK’s foundation. Events will take place at the Olympic tae kwon do facility. PASOK leader George Papandreou to speak.