OPINION

Agenda

Thursday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas at 9 a.m. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis visits Thessaloniki. Tourism Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia visits Corfu to meet with local tourism officials and travel agents. President Karolos Papoulias to inaugurate the Neuromuscular Disease Unit of AHEPA Hospital in Thessaloniki. Synaspismos Left Coalition hosts a public discussion on the forthcoming parliamentary elections at 8 p.m. at Navarinou Sq in Thessaloniki. The Greek Radio and Television employees’ union (POSPERT) stages a four-hour work stoppage from noon to 4 p.m. opposing a draft law setting up an ERT subsidiary with the participation of private investors. At 9 a.m. protesters will stage a rally outside Parliament. Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras visits the Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals (KETHEA) for talks with Gerasimos Notaras, KETHEA’s president, on the new programs for the rehabilitation of addicted prisoners. The Athens Institute for Education and Research hosts the third international conference on tourism at 9 a.m. at the St George Lycabettus Hotel. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.363.4210 or log on to www.atiner.gr. The Research and Training Institute of the Eastern Aegean and Greek Health Informatics host an international conference on «Information Communication Technologies in Health,» on the island of Samos. To Saturday. Tel. 210.645.9812 or log on to www.ineag.gr. The annual conference of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy begins at 10 a.m. at the Athens Hilton Hotel. To Sunday. Tel. 210.323.2433 or log on to www.citycongress.com. Friday New Democracy’s party conference begins at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Neo Faliron. To Sunday. The 12th anti-racism festival begins at the Pedion tou Areos park. To Sunday. Saturday Alekos Alavanos, Synaspismos Left Coalition’s president, visits Ayvalik, Turkey. He and the president of the Turkish Freedom and Solidarity Party (ODP) will hold a joint press conference to propose a mutual reduction of defense spending and arms procurement by Greece and Turkey.