OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY Greece’s Deputy Minister of Culture Giorgos Orfanos, who holds the sports portfolio, chairs the first informal meeting of sports ministers of Southeastern Europe at the Grand Hotel Palace in Thessaloniki. To Sunday. Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras visits Brussels to attend EU justice ministers’ meeting. Athens Olympic Sports Center (OAKA) hosts a conference on «Sports and AIDS» at the stadium press center. Health and Social Security Minister Nikitas Kaklamanis is expected to speak. For further details, log on to www.papfa.gr. Athens Bar Association hosts a conference on «Immigration» at 7 p.m. at its premises, 60 Academias. For further details, tel 210.339.8271. Association of European Journalists holds its 44th general assembly and congress on «Culture as a Factor of Economic and Social Development» in Patras. To Monday. For further details, log on to www.aej.org. Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) holds a press conference to present ELIAMEP proposals on the protection of the heritage of the Serbian Orthodox Monastic Community in Kosovo. At noon at the Foreign Press Association, 23 Academias, Athens. FRIDAY Synaspismos Left Coalition Party hosts two-day Euro-Middle East Forum on «The Changing Middle East: Challenges and Goals. Promoting Peace, Independence and Democracy» at 2 p.m. at the Imperial Hotel. To Saturday. Fourth Marketing Directors Forum begins at the Sofitel Athens Airport. For further details, tel 210.661.7777 or log on to www.boussias.com. SATURDAY School teachers, university professors and students stage a demonstration at noon at Athens University over financial and institutional demands. Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis begins a three-day visit to the prefectures of Komotini and Kavala. Biopolitics International Organization (BIO) holds a conference on «Profit and the Environment: Building a Culture of Social Responsibility,» at 1 p.m. at the Athens Hilton. For further details, tel 210.643.2419 or log on to www.biopolitics.gr. Money Show 2005 begins at the Athens Hilton. To Sunday. For further details, tel 210.641.9000 or log on to www.moneyshow.org.