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THURSDAY International Day against Drug Addiction. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with Agriculture Minister Alexandros Kontos at 10.30 a. m. At 12.30 p. m., he will meet with Prime Minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina Nikola Spiric. UN mediator Matthew Nimitz visits Athens. He is to meet with Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to resume talks on Macedonia name dispute. Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis to inaugurate a new Friendship Club at 15 Herdreich St in Neos Cosmos at 7 p. m. The new club is one of the 19 venues in Athens facilitating senior citizens through the provision of social support and outlets of creative expression. The Justice Ministry and the Council of Europe host a regional conference on «Promoting the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse,» starting at 10 a. m. at the Divani Acropolis Hotel in Athens. To tomorrow. For further information, log on to www. coe. int. The third annual Southeast European Doctoral Students conference begins in Thessaloniki. The conference aims at initiating an exchange of knowledge between young researchers and establishing a network of scholars currently undertaking research in Southest Europe. To tomorrow. For details, call 2310.253.477-8 or log on to www. seerc. org. KPMG is hosting the fourth IT Technology conference on «CRM and Project Management,» at 9 a. m. at Zappeion’s Aegli venue. For details, call 210.606.2219 or log on to www. kpmg. gr. FRIDAY The Finance, Merchant Marine and Foreign ministries host an international conference on «European Union: Territorial Cohesion and Insularity,» on the island of Kos. Deputy Minister of Finance Yiannis Papathanassiou, Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis and Deputy Merchant Marine Minister Panayiotis Kammenos will speak. To Sunday. For further details, log on to www. mfa. gr. The first Adriatic-Ionian Intercultural Dialogue conference begins at 5 p. m. at the Ionian University on the island of Corfu, hosted by the the European Parliament. To Saturday. For details, log on to http: //eocf-ai. org Judicial employees at the Athens Court of Appeals stage a three-hour work stoppage, from noon until the end of their shift.