OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY Transport Minister Michalis Liapis to meet with Piraeus Mayor Panayiotis Fasoulas to discuss extension of the tram line to Piraeus. Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos will visit Kastoria prefecture. EcoQ magazine will host the International Shipping Management Forum 2007 at the Piraeus Theoxenia Hotel. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.662.7868. The Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (SES) hosts an international conference on «Competitiveness and the Complementary Nature of Transport. Prospects for Combined Transport,» in cooperation with the University of the Aegean, at the university’s facilities on the island of Chios. To Saturday. Tel. 210.364.0604 or log on to www.ses.gr. FRIDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to attend a summit of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) in Zagreb, Croatia. Regional general secretaries to meet in Nafplion, with the participation of Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos. To tomorrow. The third conference on «Greek Cinema,» begins at 11 a.m. at the Athens Concert Hall. Culture Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis will make the opening address. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.822.8936, 210.822.3205. The Rota Home & Gift exhibition opens at Expo Athens in Anthoussa. To Tuesday. Tel. 210.660.6600 or log on to www.rota.gr. The first international symposium «Seven Wise Men of the World in Cardiovascular Surgery,» begins at Zappeion Hall and moves to the European Cultural Center of Delphi on Saturday. Tel. 210.643.8585. The Panhellenic Association of Teachers of English in Primary and Secondary State Education (PEKADE) will hold a conference on «Learning English in the State School: Reality or Utopia,» at the Stoa tou Vivliou. www.pekade.gr. The University of Athens will host a conference on «Quality of Life for the Disabled. The Contribution of Education. Problems and Perspectives,» at 3 p.m. at the university campus. To tomorrow. Tel.210.368.9765. SATURDAY Austrian President Heinz Fischer arrives in Athens. To Tuesday. The seventh international car exhibition opens at Athens’s old airport at Hellenikon. To May 20. Tel. 210.401.5559 or log on to www.landwindhellas.gr. The fourth medical congress of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki begins at the Macedonia Palace Hotel. To Wednesday. Tel. 2310.253.465-7.