OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to visit the National Center of Health Companies in Maroussi. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to chair a meeting of the National Council for Foreign Policy. In the afternoon she will travel to Cyprus to attend the fifth informal meeting of foreign ministers of Mediterranean EU member states. The Education Ministry is hosting a conference on «The Teaching of Ancient Greek and the New Technologies,» at the ministry at noon. Deputy Education Minister Andreas Lykourentzos will make the opening address. For details, log on to www.e-yliko.gr. Communist Party General Secretary Aleka Papariga will hold a press conference on current political developments and the new European constitution. At noon. Agriculture Minister Alexandros Kontos visits Larissa prefecture to chair a meeting with regional authorities. To tomorrow. The Bank of Greece will host a public discussion on «The Aging Population of Europe: Consequences and Reforms,» starting at 11 a.m. at the bank’s offices. Bank of Greece Governor Nikolaos Garganas, Central Bank of Luxembourg Governor Yves Mersch and Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen will be the keynote speakers. For details, log on to www.bankofgreece.gr. FRIDAY The Youth Parliament’s annual three-day session begins. To Sunday. President Karolos Papoulias and Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will attend. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos to announce the founding of a Center for Research and Innovation in Public Administration for the countries of Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean, at 7 p.m. during an official ceremony at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall. Deputy Agricultural Development Minister Costas Kiltidis will visit Rhodope prefecture. The University of Patras and the Athens College will hold a conference titled «One Year after the Application of New Analytical Programs: What has Changed?» starting at 4 p.m. at the college’s facilities in Psychico. Tel. 210.679.8145 or log on to www.upatras.gr.