THURSDAY Culture Minister Michalis Liapis holds a press conference on the New Acropolis Museum at 11.30 a.m. at the ministry. At 8 p.m. he will open the «Art Athina» exhibition at the Helexpo Palace in Maroussi. President of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) Alexis Tsipras visits Volos. To tomorrow. Merchant Marine Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis to inaugurate the cultural events dedicated to the islands of the northern Aegean, at 7.30 p.m. at Technopolis in Gazi. The Communist Party (KKE) holds an event in memory of the former party’s honorary president, Harilaos Florakis, at 8.30 p.m. at the Harilaos Florakis Educational Center. For details, call 210.259.2163 or log on to www.kke.gr. The University of Macedonia hosts an international conference on «The European Union as a World Player: 50+1 Years,» starting at 4.30 p.m. at the university. Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis will speak. For details, log on to www.uom.gr. The European Center for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) is hosting an international workshop on «Future Skill Needs in Healthcare,» at 9 a.m. at its premises in Thessaloniki. For details, call 2310.490.151 or log on to www.cedefop.europa.eu. The Association of Hellenic Tourism Enterprises (SETE) holds its general meeting at 7.30 p.m. at the Athens Concert Hall. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will speak. The Greek Road Federation is hosting an international conference on «Transport Security,» at 9.30 a.m. at the Transport Ministry’s conference center. Transport Minister Costis Hatzidakis will make the opening speech. To tomorrow. For details, log on to www.odomel.gr. Agriculture Minister Alexandros Kontos to inaugurate the 17th annual commercial fair «Thrace 2008» at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Macedonia-Thrace International Conference Center in Komotini. To Sunday. International Biodiversity Day. FRIDAY The Educational Program for the Muslim Minority hosts a conference on «Cultural Diversity and Human Rights,» starting at 6 p.m. at the University of Athens, 30 Panepistimiou St. To Saturday. For details, log on to www.museduc.gr. World Turtle Day. Lesvos Communications SA – Empros Newspaper hosts a conference on «Regional Universities and the Regional Mass Media,» starting at 6.30 p.m. at the Municipal Theater in Mytilene. Minister of State Theodoros Roussopoulos and Merchant Marine Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis will speak. To Saturday. For details, log on to www.aegean.gr. SATURDAY A Panhellenic meeting on health and welfare held by the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) starts at 10 a.m. at the Classical Acropol Hotel. SYRIZA President Alexis Tsipras will make an address. Communist Party general secretary Aleka Papariga to speak at 9 p.m. in Iraklion, Crete.