OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY Doctors at Rhodes’s hospital begin rolling work stoppages over financial demands. Left Coalition Synaspismos President Alekos Alavanos meets with PASOK leader George Papandreou to discuss recent developments at Olympic Airlines. Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis begins a visit to Washington to attend the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank annual assembly. Mediterranean Association for the Sociology of Tourism starts the fifth Mediterranean conference on «Mediterranean Tourism Beyond the Coastline: New Trends in Tourism and the Social Organization of Space» to be held at the Thessaloniki Port Authority. To Saturday. For details, log on to http://users.auth.gr. Embassy of the Czech Republic in cooperation with Greek National Commission for UNESCO opens the exhibition «UNESCO World Cultural Heritage – Czech Sites,» at the Foreign Ministry. Deputy Foreign Minister Panayiotis Skandalakis to make the opening speech. To October 6. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis visits Paris. To tomorrow. Exclusive Yachting Show 2005 opens at the Aghios Cosmas Marina. To Sunday. Tel. 210.922.1254 or log on to www.europartners.gr. Association of Insurance Companies of Greece opens the seventh «Insurance & Reinsurance Conference for the Balkans, Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Sea Countries,» at the Cathedral on Hydra. To Sunday. Tel. 210.333.4131 or log on to www.eaee.gr. FRIDAY Tourism and Development Association of Halkidiki opens the «Agrotourism: Halkidiki 2005» exhibition on traditional and local products and services. At the Athos Palace Hotel in Halkidiki. Deputy Development Minister Giorgos Salagoudis will make the opening speech. To Sunday. Tel. 23740.23880. The sixth Athens congress on «Women’s Health and Disease: Gynecological and Reproductive Issues» starts at the Hilton Hotel. To Sunday. Tel. 210.728.1000 or log on to www.erasmus.gr. SATURDAY Culture Ministry begins the 17th European Sports conference on «Evolution of Sport in Europe» at the Astir Palace Hotel in Vouliagmeni. Deputy Culture Minister Giorgos Orfanos to make the opening speech. To Sunday. For details, log on to www.escxvii.gr.