THURSDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to attend EU summit in Brussels. To tomorrow. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to meet with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as part of her visit to the United States. Synaspismos Left Coalition Chairman Alekos Alavanos visits Paris to attend congress of the French Communist Party. He will also participate in an anti-government protest rally. Communist Party Chairwoman Aleka Papariga to meet with the cross-municipal committee for the relocation of the landfill in Liosia. Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras to meet with Public Order Minister Vyron Polydoras to discuss a bill on setting up a court police force. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis to visit the headquarters of the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) on the appointment of the firm’s new chairman, Dionysis Hionis. Dimitris Christofias, leader of the Greek-Cypriot AKEL party, is to speak on «Recent Developments in the Cyprus Issue,» at a conference hosted by the University of Macedonia. The Greek Center for European Studies (EKEM) to hold a conference on «German Foreign Policy: New Perspectives,» at 6 p.m. at the Foreign Ministry. Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis will speak. Tel. 210.728.5111. Hellenic Management Association (EEDE) holds a conference on «Public-Private Partnership in the Health Sector,» at its premises, 200 Ionias Ave & 61 Iakovaton. Tel. 210.211.2000. FRIDAY Athens Medwood international exhibition on tools, equipment and woodworking machinery, to open at the Expo Athens in Anthousa. To March 27. Tel. 210.293.0706 or log on to www.helexpo.gr. SATURDAY Greek Independence Day is celebrated. A public holiday. University of Patras hosts an international congress on «Mass Media and Culture.» Tel. 210.339.2500-10, or log on to www.patras2006.gr. SUNDAY Clocks go forward one hour, from 3 a.m. to 4 a.m., as official summer time begins.