OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Education Minister Marietta Giannakou and later with President of the European Court Vassilis Skouris. Parliament Speaker Anna Psarouda-Benaki to meet with the party’s new secretary, Lefteris Zagoritis. President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias to visit the island of Psara. Culture Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis to visit Patras to get briefed on the events for «Patras-Cultural Capital of Europe 2006.» Macedonia-Thrace Minister Giorgos Kalatzis to visit Mt Athos. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to visit Belgrade, Pristina and Sarajevo. Tomorrow she will travel to Austria to meet with her Austrian counterpart Ursula Plassnik and UN Special Envoy for the Balkans Martti Ahtisaari. Deputy Finance Minister Christos Folias to chair a meeting of the monitoring committee for the Sustainable Development of the Northern and Central Pindus. Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis to meet with UNAIDS executive director in Athens, Peter Piot. PASOK leader George Papandreou is on a two-day visit to Crete. Today he will speak at a public forum with farmers in Siteia. Deputy Foreign Minister Theodoros Kassimis to meet with the president of the Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE), Andrew Athens. Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) to hold a press conference on «Car Accidents in Greece,» at noon at the chamber’s premises. Deputy Culture Minister Giorgos Orfanos to meet with the president of the Greek Basketball Federation (EOK), Andreas Miaoulis, and EPO President Vassilis Gagatsis. Greek Teachers’ Federation (DOE) and High School Teachers’ Federation (OLME) to stage a protest rally in Kavala and Patras over financial and institutional demands. Intracom shareholders to hold general meeting at 11 a.m. at its premises in Paeania. FRIDAY Federation of Oil-Trading Firms to hold a conference on «Safety in Oil Transport,» at 9 a.m. at the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas will speak. Tel. 210.360.4815-9. Deputy Foreign Minister Theodoros Kassimis to leave on a two-day visit to Istanbul. Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis to visit London to speak at «The 4th International Economic and Business Conference Greece: Your Strategic Partner in Southeast Europe – Investment Prospects & Business Opportunities,» hosted by the British-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Education Minister Marietta Giannakou will also attend.