OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY President Karolos Papoulias is on a visit to Italy. To Saturday. Communist Party General Secretary Aleka Papariga to meet with the flight attendants’ union (EISF) at 2 p. m. at the party’s offices. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to attend NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation hosts a workshop on wildfire management and economic development assessing methods to reforest parts of Greece devastated in August’s forest fires. At Zappeion Hall. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.877.8357. UNICEF hosts a press conference at 12.30 p. m. at the Foreign Press Association, to present a tele-marathon. The 12th congress of the Union of Prefectural Administrations of Greece begins in Drama prefecture. Interior Minister Pro-kopis Pavlopoulos will speak. To Saturday. The 15th congress of the Greek Transplantation Society begins at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Thessaloniki. To Saturday. For details log on to http: //transplantunit-auth. gr/. The Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce hosts a lecture on «The Dollar, the Credit Crunch and the Global Economy,» by the alternate executive director of the International Monetary Fund, Miranda Xafa, starting at 1.30 p. m. at the Grande Bretagne. FRIDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to attend EU-Africa Summit in Lisbon. To Sunday. The Interior Ministry is hosting a conference on «Administration Reform in Practice. 2007-2013,» starting at 9 a. m. at the Athens Imperial Hotel. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos will make the opening address. Tel. 210.339.3537. The European Parliament Bureau in Athens hosts a round-table discussion on «Individual and Corporate Social Responsibility for the Environment,» at 5 p. m. at its premises (8 Amalias, Athens). Tel. 210.327.8911. SATURDAY The Cultural Center of Tripolis is hosting a conference titled «Sports Tourism,» at its premises in Tripolis. The deputy culture minister responsible for sports, Yiannis Ioannidis, will make the opening speech. International Day of Climate Change. At 1 p. m. there will be a demonstration in Syntagma Sq.