OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY Economy and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis to chair a meeting of the finance ministers of Southeastern Europe at the Inter-Continental Hotel. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will speak. Health Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos to visit the Psychiatric Hospital of Attica. Education Minister Marietta Giannakou to attend EU education ministers’ meeting in Brussels. International Food and Drinks Exhibition to open at the Expo Athens in Anthoussa. To Monday. For details, tel 210.822.4384. Municipal faction Athina Avrio (Athens Tomorrow) to meet to appoint the new mayor of Athens. FRIDAY Labor and Social Security Minister Savvas Tsitouridis to meet with workers’ representatives and employers of the Fertilizers and Chemical Products company to discuss the possibility of the reopening of the company. PASOK national council to convene. To Saturday. Party Chairman George Papandreou will speak. New Democracy Central Committee to meet to elect its new secretary. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will speak. Infacoma 2006 international exhibition on «Construction and Technology» to open at the Helexpo fairgrounds in Thessaloniki. Runs to Sunday. For details, tel 2310.291.531 or log on to www.helexpo.gr. Panhellenic Property Federation to host a two-day conference on «Real Estate: A New Era,» at the Helexpo facilities in Thessaloniki. Deputy Finance Minister Christos Folias will make the opening address. To Saturday. For details, tel 2310.291.288. SATURDAY DIO Certification & Inspection Organization of Organic Products to hold a conference on «The Market of the Organic Products: Perspectives,» at the Expo Athens. For details, tel 210.822.4384 or log on to www.dionet.gr. Peace activists and movements around the world to meet in Hania, Crete, to demonstrate against the US bases in the region. On Sunday at noon, protesters will march to the US base in Souda.