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MONDAY

US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland will visit Athens and meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos.

The Global Capital Forum 2014 opens at the King George Hotel, Syntagma, Athens. To Tuesday. (Info: www.tsomokos.gr)

The Foodex Retail 2014 food and drink exhibition opens at Syntagma metro station. To Wednesday. (Info: 210.924.5577)

Listed companies Mevaco and Quality & Reliability hold extraordinary general meetings.

TUESDAY

Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf to make an official visit to Greece.

WEDNESDAY

The Kalliopi Koufa Foundation holds an event on “Immigrants and Asylum: From Theory to Practice” at the Thessaloniki Bar Association building, 103 Tsimiski, Thessaloniki at 6 p.m. (Info: 2310.277.224)

THURSDAY

Politicians and academics will discuss the future of Europe at an event titled “Athens Meeting: Go for Democracy,” organized by Le Nouvel Observateur and Kathimerini, at the Athens Concert Hall (1 Kokkali & Vassilissis Sofias). To Friday. Keynote speakers include Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos, former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing and former European Commission President Jacques Delors. (Info: 210.480.8222)

President Karolos Papoulias travels to Russia ahead of the opening ceremony for the Sochi Winter Olympics on Friday.

The European Commission is organizing the “Stakeholder Conference on the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region” at the Hotel Divani Caravel (2 Vassileos Alexandrou, Athens), with the participation of Commissioners Johannes Hahn and Maria Damanaki. To Friday. (Info: ec.europa.eu/regional_policy)

The Institute of International Economic Relations (IDOS) and ELIAMEP will hold an event titled “Energy Security in the Eastern Mediterranean,” starting at 6 p.m. at the IDOS lecture hall (16 Panepistimiou, Athens). (Info: www.eliamep.gr)

The 1st Business Travel Professionals Forum takes place at the Electra Palace Hotel (18 Navarchou Nikodimou, Athens). To Friday. (Info: 210.652.5520, www.swot.gr)

FRIDAY

The HORECA 2014 exhibition on hotels, restaurants and catering opens at the Metropolitan Expo venue, Athens International Airport. To February 10. (Info: www.horecaexpo.gr)

SATURDAY

The “100% Hotel Show” opens at the Mediterranean Exhibition Center (MEC) in Paiania, eastern Attica. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. until February 10. (Info: www.hotelshow.gr)

The Greek Solar Energy Association holds a conference on “Thermal Solar Energy in the Hotel Sector” at the Metropolitan Expo, by the Athens International Airport, at 11 a.m., in the context of the HO.RE.CA exhibition. (Info: www.ebhe.gr)

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