OPINION

Agenda

Thursday Deputy Foreign Minister Theodoros Kassimis to meet with Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodoros II. The Federation of Industries of the Peloponnese and Western Greece holds a conference on «The New Strategy of Greek Economic Diplomacy» at 8 p.m. at the Patras Trade Association. Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis will speak. Tel. 2610.273.257 or log on to www.westnet.gr. Technical Chamber of Greece hosts a conference on «High-Tech Tunneling,» at 9 a.m. at the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 6 Academias. Friday Transport Minister Michalis Liapis visits Kiato, Melissi and Xylokastro to inspect works for the expansion of the suburban railway stations in those regions. The Hellenic Airline Pilots’ Association (EHPA) stages a three-hour work stoppage from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. over institutional and financial demands. The Eighth Congress on «Heart Disease,» opens at 12.30 p.m. at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens. It is hosted by the Hellenic Society for the Research and Study of Heart Disease. To Saturday. Tel. 210.725.4360. The Booksellers’ Bazaar opens in Klafthmonos Square in Athens. To February 11. The Hellenic Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (POSDEP) meets to discuss future strike action. The University of Athens holds a conference on «The Historical Archive of the University in the Digital Age,» at 5.30 p.m. at the university’s I. Drakopoulos amphitheater. Tel. 210.368.9522 or log on to www.archive.uoa.gr. Saturday The University of Patras opens the third scientific symposium on «Stress Disorders,» at its premises. To Sunday. Tel. 2610.992.996 or log on to www.confer.upatras.gr. Education Minister Marietta Giannakou to attend Greek University Rectors’ conference in Athens. Sunday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis visits Thrace at the invitation of the Rhodope and Xanthi chambers of commerce. To Tuesday. The Federation of Construction Companies of Northern Greece (SOEBE) hosts a conference on «The New Status in Real Estate,» at 6 p.m. at the Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 29 Tsimiski. Tel. 2310.222.143 or log on to www.soebe.gr.