OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY Prime Minister and Culture Minister Costas Karamanlis meets with Deputy Culture Minister Giorgos Orfanos. Education Minister Marietta Giannakou chairs Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (OSEP) education ministers’ meeting at 9.30 a.m. at the Caravel Hotel. Aegean Minister Aristotelis Pavlidis leaves on a three-day visit to Cyprus. He is expected to meet with Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos. Health Minister Nikitas Kaklamanis leaves on a three-day visit to Cyprus. Hellenic Management Association (EEDE) holds a conference on «European Excellence Awards – EFQM Levels of Excellence,» at 6 p.m. at the Athens Concert Hall. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas to attend. Tel. 210.211.2000. UN World Investment Report for 2005 presentation at the National Center for Scientific Research (EKEFE) in Aghia Paraskevi. Greek soccer pools and lottery organization (OPAP) holds a general meeting at noon at the company’s headquarters, at 62 Kifissou in Peristeri. Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis chairs meeting of the National Foreign Policy Council. FRIDAY Left Coalition Synaspismos Youth Festival begins at the Pedion tou Areos. Party leader Alekos Alavanos to speak. To Sunday. New Democracy’s Youth Group (ONNED) festival begins in Thessaloniki. Deputy Culture Minister Petros Tatoulis to attend. To Sunday. Greek Foreign Trade Board (OPE) holds the first conference on «Greek Food and Beverage Industry and Gastronomy,» at 7 p.m. at the Athens Concert Hall. Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis to make the opening speech. To Saturday. Tel. 210.998.2100 or log on to www.hepo.gr. Hellenic Colleges Association holds a conference on «British University Education in Greece.» Starts at 9 a.m. at the Greek Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at 7 Academias. Tel. 210.749.9300 or log on to www.hca.gr. 21st «Dorogrammi & Promotion» exhibition on public relations gifts, advertising constructions, systems and services of product promotion opens at the European Center for Exhibition and Shows (EKEP), 12th km Athens-Lamia national road. To October 3. Tel. 210.957.6100 or log on to www.atou.gr.