OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis travels to Madrid to attend the 15th ministerial meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. To tomorrow. Transport Minister Costis Hatzidakis to attend EU transport ministers meeting in Brussels. Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Rachid Mohamed Rachid begins a three-day visit to Greece. He is expected to meet with Development Minister Christos Folias and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis. Culture Minister Michalis Liapis holds a press conference to present the new draft bill regarding the protection of cultural goods, at 11 a.m. at the ministry. Blue bus drivers stage a five-hour work stoppage from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to attend their union’s general meeting. The Kokkalis Foundation and the University of Athens hosts a conference to inaugurate the Greek Center for Neurosurgical Research, at 8 p.m. at the Athens Concert Hall. International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to chair New Democracy parliamentary group. The Technical Chamber of Greece is hosting an event on «Renewable Energy Sources,» starting at 3 p.m. at the Imperial Hotel in Larissa. To Saturday. For details, log on to www.tee.gr. The General Secretariat for Research and Technology holds a conference on «Greek Technological Scientific Initiatives,» at 9 a.m. at the National Research Foundation’s Leonidas Zervas amphitheater. Development Minister Christos Folias will speak. For details, log on to www.gsrt.gr. FRIDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to inaugurate the Museum of Democracy on the Aegean island of Ai Efstratios. The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is hosting a conference on «The Future of Humanities Studies in Greece,» at the Old School of Philosophy, Thessaloniki. To Saturday. Tel. 2310.997.158 or log on to www.auth.gr. SUNDAY The Consumer Protection Center holds a conference on «The Greek Diet,» at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Thessaloniki. Tel. 2310.233.333 or log on to www.kepka.org.