OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY Culture Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis holds a press conference at 11 a.m. to present the new logo of the ministry. Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis meets with European Union representatives to discuss the application of the National Reform Program (Lisbon Strategy) at Zappeion Hall. At 11.30 a.m. he will visit Export Promotion Organization (OPE) offices. Macedonia-Thrace Minister Giorgos Kalatzis attends a general meeting of the Thessaloniki Port Authorities SA. Tourism Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia holds a press conference at 11.30 a.m. at the Dionysos restaurant, Philopappou. Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis and his Tunisian counterpart Hatem Ben Salem sign a cooperation agreement on economic, cultural and technological issues. PASOK leader George Papandreou attends a meeting of the European Social party in Brussels. To tomorrow. Southeastern Europe Telecommnications and Informatics Research Institute hosts the second Balkan Security Forum on «Electronic Crime» in cooperation with the Finance Ministry, at 9 a.m. at the Capsis Hotel in Thessaloniki. To tomorrow. Tel. 2310.489.386 or log on to www.inatelecom.org. Labor Minister Savvas Tsitouridis meets with representatives of the Bank Workers’ Federation (OTOE) and employers to resume talks on a collective labor agreement. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis attends an EU summit meeting in Brussels. To tomorrow. University professors and students hold a protest rally at noon at the entrance to Athens University over institutional and financial demands. In Thessaloniki protesters will march in the morning to the Macedonia and Thrace Ministry. Employees at the Merchant Marine Ministry hold a 24-hour strike demanding more staff and equal distribution of overtime. FRIDAY Deputy Agriculture Minister Alexandros Kontos visits Thessaloniki. To Saturday. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis chairs the meeting of transport ministers of the Pan-European X Axis on the island of Corfu. To Saturday.