OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis meets with Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis. PASOK leader George Papandreou visits the offices of the Information Society company. The UN Greece, in cooperation with the European Network for Information and Communication (EURONEM), holds a conference on «60 Years of the UN: Problems, Challenges and Perspectives,» at 5 p.m. at the University of Indianapolis in Plaka. Tel. 210.672.4562. The Bank Workers’ Federation (OTOE) holds a 50-year anniversary event at the Athens Concert Hall. Deputy Labor Minister Nikos Angelopoulos to attend. FRIDAY The fifth Pharma Point pharmaceutical exhibition opens at the Helexpo fair grounds in Thessaloniki. To Sunday. For details, log on to www.helexpo.gr. 20th Kosmima 2005 exhibition on Jewelry opens at the Helexpo fair grounds in Thessaloniki. To Monday. Tel. 2310.291.154. Institute of International Relations (IDIS) holds a lecture on «Iran and the Developments in Middle East.» At its premises in Plaka. Tel. 210.331.2325-7. EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Danuta Hubner visits Athens. She is expected to meet with Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis and Deputy Finance Minister Christos Folias. Employees at the municipal kindergartens stage a 24-hour strike in protest at the government’s decision to change the schools’ operational framework. Protesters will march at 11 a.m. to the Interior Ministry. SATURDAY Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas lays the foundation stone for a hydroelectric project in Karditsa. Exports Promotion Organization (OPE) hosts a conference on «Promotion of the Greek Food and Beverages Industry Through Gastronomy,» at 9.30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Thessaloniki. Tel. 2310.510.047 or log on to www.ebeth.gr. SUNDAY National Association of Broadcasters holds a European Radio Conference on «Today’s Radio Broadcasters with a Vision for the Future» at the Hilton Hotel. To Tuesday. For details, log on to www.nab.org.