OPINION

Agenda

Thursday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis meets with Syria Foreign Minister Walid Mualem, Albanian FM Besnik Mustafaj and Algerian FM Mohammed Bedjaoui. General Secretary of Amnesty International Irene Khan receives an award from the Athens Bar Association for the organization’s contribution to the protection of human rights and justice. At the Old Parliament building on Stadiou Street at 7 p.m. President of the Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage Costas Karras and the academic committee of ECOCITY hold a workshop titled «The End of the Era of Cheap Oil» at noon at the society’s offices in Plaka. The First International Organic Product Fair opens in Thessaloniki. The fair is organized under the auspices of the Municipality of Thessaloniki and with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture. An exhibition titled «Encomium to the Olive» is to be held at UN headquarters in New York. To October 20. The Exclusive Yachting 2006 exhibition begins at the marina in Aghios Cosmas. To Sunday. World Car-Free Day. All public transport is for free for 24 hours. The National Confederation of Greek Commerce inaugurates Greek Commerce Day and invites all retail stores to offer special prices for three days beginning today. The First International Symposium for Citizens’ Society, Volunteerism and Economy is held at the Zappeion Hall. To tomorrow. Friday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis participates in a meeting of foreign ministers of the South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) with UN special representative for Kosovo Martti Ahtisaari at the offices of the Greek Permanent Mission to the UN in New York. The inauguration of a new home and daycare center in Kalyvia, Attica, of the Argo association of parents with disabled children takes place at 6 p.m. The initiative is funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Saturday The protest project «Peace Camp» is to be set up by the Greek Anti-War Movement outside Athens University on Panepistimiou Street.