OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) holds a press conference on «The Draft Law for Public Utilities and the Employees,» at noon at the Park Hotel. Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis chairs a meeting of interior ministers from Iran, Turkey and Pakistan – Mostafa Poor Mohammed, Abdulkadir Aksu and Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao respectively. Illegal immigration, drug trafficking and organized crime to top the agenda. Public sector engineers hold a 24-hour strike over financial and institutional demands. Public utilities employees stage a 24-hour strike. Protesters will march on Parliament at 6 p.m. Intracom shareholders hold general meeting at 11 a.m. at the company’s headquarters in Paeania. Municipal employees stage a demonstration at noon in Klafthmonos Sq over financial demands. Blue buses, trolley buses, electric railway and metro drivers stage a 24-hour strike over financial demands. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis attends EU summit in Brussels. To tomorrow. PASOK leader George Papandreou chairs party’s parliamentary group. Aristotle University in Thessaloniki holds an international scientific workshop on «Cosmology and Gravitational Physics,» at 9 a.m. in the university’s central library. Tel. 2310.998.181 or log on to www.auth.gr. Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosts a conference on «Japanese Market and Greek Products,» at 6 p.m. at its premises. Tel. 2310.370.132 or log on to www.seve.gr. Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) hosts a conference «The Development of Entrepreneurship in Greece and the Role of Greek Engineers,» at 9 a.m. at the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Tel. 210.329.1252-4 or log on to www.tee.gr. SATURDAY Chamber of Small Industries of Thessaloniki hosts a conference on «Investing in Romania, Poland, FYROM and Portugal,» at 9.30 a.m. at its premises. Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis to speak. Tel. 2310.241.668 or log on to www.veth.gov.gr. Consumers’ Protection Center (KEPKA) hosts a conference on «The Consumer and the Real Estate Market,» at 8 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Thessaloniki. Tel. 2310.233.333. Athens University hosts a conference «Tertiary: Thoughts and Proposals,» at 9 a.m. at the university. To Sunday. Tel. 210.727.4936.