OPINION

Agenda

Thursday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis meets with Defense Minister Evangelos Meimarakis and Public Order Minister Vyron Polydoras. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis chairs the National Council on Foreign Policy. Recent developments in Balkans will top the agenda. President Karolos Papoulias hosts the annual reception in honor of the diplomatic corps. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will attend. Synaspismos Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos meets with Chilean Ambassador Sofia Prats. Trolley bus drivers stage a four-hour work stoppage from 11 a.m. Hospital doctors stage a 48-hour strike opposing the government’s proposal for the new hospital working hours and the duty rosters. New Mayor of Athens Nikitas Kaklamanis and the municipal councilors are sworn in at City Hall. Friday Labor Minister Savvas Tsitouridis attends an informal EU labor ministers meeting in Berlin. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis visits Amyntaio and Kozani to mark the reopening of the renovated Thessaloniki-Amyntaio-Kozani railway route. The National Center for Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA) holds a conference on «The reforms in Public Administration and the Role of the Graduate Students of the National School of Public Administration» at 6 p.m. at the Capsis Hotel in Thessaloniki. To Saturday. Tel. 210.349.6403 or log on to www.ekdd.gr. Saturday Money Show Athens 2007 opens at 9 a.m. at the Hilton Hotel. To Sunday. Tel. 210.361.5000. MEDA Communications hosts the Corporate Social Responsibility Forum at 6 p.m. at the Athens Hilton Hotel. Tel. 210.361.0309 or log on to www.meda.gr. The Hellenic Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (POSDEP) meets to discuss further strike action. The Institute of International Relations holds a round-table discussion on «Regional Challenges for the World Security» at noon at the Hilton Hotel. Tel. 210.331.2325 or log on to www.idis.gr. The Institute of International Relations holds its «Turkey Today and the Course of Greek-Turkish Political and Economic Relations» conference, noon, Hilton Hotel. PASOK MP Theodoros Pangalos will speak. Tel. 210.362.0274 or log on to www.sae-epe.gr.