OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis. At noon he will meet with Thessaloniki Mayor Vassilis Papageorgopoulos. Secondary school teachers, students and parents to stage a demonstration at the Eleftherios Venizelos statue and march to the Macedonia-Thrace Ministry in Thessaloniki, demanding more financial support in education. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis to visit the headquarters of the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) on the appointment of the firm’s new chairman. Macedonia-Thrace Minister Giorgos Kalatzis to visit Imathia prefecture. Local authorities in Ioannina to host a congress on the «Development of the Ioannina Prefecture,» at 9.30 a.m. at the Du Lac Hotel. To tomorrow. Tel. 26510.27390 or log on to www.nomioan.gr. Eighth international exhibition on «Education» to begin at the exhibition center of the Piraeus Port Authorities (OLP). Runs through Sunday. Tel. 210.922.1254 or log on to www.ekpaidefsi.gr. Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works Minister Giorgos Souflias to attend EU environment ministers’ meeting in Brussels. Economy and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis to hold a press conference to present his ministry’s priorities. Athens City Hall, in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry’s International Development Cooperation Service (YDAS), to host an international conference on «Beyond the Millennium Declaration: Embracing Democracy and Good Governance,» at 1 p.m. at the Latsis Public Benefit Foundation headquarters, 59 Deligianni, Kifissia. UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative to Cyprus Michael Moller will speak. To Saturday. Tel. 210.372.2141. Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) to host annual lecture on «Deepening and Enlarging: The False Dichotomy,» by Olli Rehn, EU commissioner for enlargement, at 12.30 p.m. at the Foreign Ministry. Tel. 210.725.7124 or log on to www.eliamep.gr. FRIDAY Labor Minister Savvas Tsitouridis to attend meeting of EU labor ministers in Brussels. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to attend informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in Vienna.