OPINION

Agenda

Thursday President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic meets with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and Parliament Speaker Anna Psarouda-Benaki. Klaus will be awarded the Gold Medal of Merit of the city by Mayor of Athens Theodoros Behrakis. Public Works Minister Giorgos Souflias to brief the public on progress on the construction of the underwater tunnel in Thessaloniki. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis visits Lavrion for a briefing on the extension of the suburban railway. An international conference on Integrated Coastal Management begins at the Coral Hotel in Athens. To tomorrow. The Federation of Bank Employees’ Unions (OTOE) hosts its 7th women’s conference at the Athens Imperial Hotel. Starts at 10 a.m. The first «Energy 2006» international exhibition starts at the Helexpo venue in Athens. To Sunday. A conference on «Migration to Greece: Experiences-Policies-Prospects,» organized by the Hellenic Migration Policy Institute, opens at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens. To tomorrow. A conference titled «Cultural Convergence and Digital Technology,» organized by the Foundation of the Hellenic World, takes place at the Hellenic World cultural center in Athens. For details, visit www.ime.gr. Friday President Karolos Papoulias visits Oman and the United Arab Emirates. To November 29. Saturday The first Panhellenic Student Conference on environmental protection opens at the Hilton Hotel in Athens. The conference is sponsored by Alpha Bank and the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature. It is organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Education. The 20th International GEMIN exhibition on international minerals, jewelry and fossils starts at the Royal Olympic Hotel. For information, visit www.gemin.eu. To Sunday.