OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY PASOK political council convenes. Third international «Sports Show Athens 2007» opens at 5.30 p.m. at the Olympic Complex in Hellenikon. Culture Minister Michalis Liapis to open the exhibition at 8 p.m. Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) leader Alekos Alavanos visits Iraklion, Crete. Parliament Speaker Dimitris Sioufas to meet with former speakers Apostolos Kaklamanis and Anna Psarouda-Benaki. World Animal Day. Groups hold a special event at 5 p.m. in Syntagma Sq to heighten public awareness of animal issues. Florina tourism promotion center hosts a conference on «Destination Management Systems,» at 10 a.m. at the Aithrion Hotel in Amynteo, Florina. Tel. 23850.44144 or log on to www.inflorina.gr. «Infosystem 2007» an international exhibition on «Information Technology, Telecommunications and Digital Technology,» opens at the Helexpo fairground in Thessaloniki. To Sunday. Tel. 2310.291.157 or log on to www.helexpo.gr. Piraeus Bar Association hosts an international conference on «Maritime Law,» at 9 p.m. at the conference hall of the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP). Justice Minister Sotiris Hatzigakis will make the opening speech. To Saturday. Tel. 210.931.1004. FRIDAY Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT) hosts a three-day event promoting broadband Internet, in the central square of Nea Makri. To Sunday. For details, log on to www.eett.gr. Fifth panhellenic congress of «Amateur Astronomy» begins at 3 p.m. at the University of Patras. To Sunday. For details, log on to www.astrosynedrio2007.gr/. Capital Forum and the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce hosts a conference with keynote speaker the 42nd president of the United States of America, William Jefferson Clinton, at 5 p.m. at the Athenaeum Inter-Continental Hotel. For details, log on to www.amcham.gr. SATURDAY PASOK national council convenes. To Sunday. SUNDAY Thirty-third Festival of the Communist youth party (KNE) begins at 8 p.m. at the Peace and Friendship Stadium. Communist Party leader Aleka Papariga to speak.