OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis meets with Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras and Macedonian-Thrace Minister Nikos Tsiartsionis. Synaspismos Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos visits Best radio, which the National Broadcasting Council has ordered to suspend operations. Public sector engineers stage 24-hour strike demanding collective labor agreement and bonuses. Protesters to demonstrate at 11 a.m. outside the Finance Ministry. General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) holds a press conference on the general collective labor agreement for 2006. At 12.30 p.m. at GSEE’s amphitheater. Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis continues his visit to China to sign a memorandum of cooperation regarding security issues for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. To Sunday. National Technical University holds a conference on «Entrepreneurship for Engineers,» at 9 a.m. at the Technical Chamber of Greece. Tel. 210.772.2590 or log on to www.ntua.gr. The 21st International Tourism Fair «Philoxenia 2005,» opens at Helexpo fair ground in Thessaloniki. Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos to make the opening speech. To Sunday. Tel. 2310.291.293 or log on to www.helexpo.gr. FRIDAY ELTROP 2005 commercial exhibition on «Greek Foods, Drinks and Agriculture Products,» opens its doors at the EKEP exhibition center in Metamorphosis. To Monday. Tel. 210.995.9620-21. Europe Corporate Games begin in Athens. To Sunday. Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos to chair National Tourism Council in Thessaloniki. SATURDAY Central political committee of the Left Coalition Synaspismos party meets to make final decisions on the candidacy for the Athens prefecture in the forthcoming municipal elections. Sixth International Motorshow opens at the old Athens airport at Hellenikon. To Nov. 13. Tel. 210.689.1400 or log on to www.athensmotorshow.gr. Hazlis & Rivas starts Economist conference on «Competitiveness in the World Car Industry – Challenges and Perspectives for Europe,» at Ledra Marriott Hotel in Athens. Deputy Development Minister Giorgos Salagoudis to speak. Tel. 210.940.8750-2. or log on to www.economistconferences.com.