OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras visits Thessaloniki. At 6.30 p.m. he will make the opening address at the 7th Panhellenic notary conference to be held at the Helexpo fair grounds. Left Coalition Synaspismos President Alekos Alavanos meets with Agriculture Minister Evangelos Bassiakos. General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) meets to discuss the new state budget for 2006 and decide strike action. Infosystem 2005 international exhibition on information technology, telecommunications and digital technology opens at the Helexpo fair grounds in Thessaloniki. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos to make opening speech at the 11th conference of Information Technology Applications on «E-Greece in E-Europe: Facing the Challenge,» organized as part of Infosystem 2005. To Sunday. Tel. 2310.291.157 or log on to www.helexpo.gr. The board of the European Central Bank meets for the first time in Athens at Zappeion Hall. FRIDAY University of Crete holds an International conference on «Early Breast Cancer: Minimal Therapy» at the Candia Maris Hotel in Iraklion, Crete. To Saturday. Tel. 28310.77900 or log on to www.uoc.gr. Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis meets with the board of the Civil Servants’ Union (ADEDY) to discuss income policy for 2006. PASOK leader George Papandreou visits Corfu island to attend meeting of university deans. To Saturday. Hellenic-American Union hosts a lecture by the leading film professional Paul Aaron on «The Creative Audience,» at 8.30 p.m. at the Union’s premises, 22 Massalias. Tel. 210.368.0071. Deputy Development Minister Giorgos Salagoudis visits Mytilene to attend a conference on «Renewable Energy Sources,» at the Municipal Theater of Mytilene, Lesvos. SATURDAY The second Macedonian Environmental Conference opens at the Thessaloniki Port Authority. Environment Minister Giorgos Souflias to attend. To Wednesday. Tel. 2310.278.077.