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MONDAY

Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras to attend the Eurogroup council of eurozone finance ministers.

A two-day conference by The Economist, forming part of the Greek presidency of the EU, opens at Thessaloniki’s Hyatt Regency hotel. Titled “The Sea of Europe: Routing the Map for Economic Growth,” it features Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos, opposition SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras, EU commissioners for Transport, Siim Kallas, and Maritime Affairs, Maria Damanaki, and the Greek ministers of Environment, Yiannis Maniatis, Merchant Marine, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, and Public Works, Michalis Chrysochoidis. To Tuesday. (Info: www.economistinsights.com)

The heads of the committees of EU national parliaments on justice and home affairs meet in Athens to discuss European immigration policy and extremism, with the participation of EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom and the Greek ministers for Interior, Yiannis Michelakis, Justice, Haralambos Athanasiou, and Public Order, Nikos Dendias.

Eurobank and Corallia hold a press conference at 12.30 p.m. at 190 Syngrou, Kallithea, signalling the start of the second year of the EGG (enter-grow-go) program for start-ups.

TUESDAY

Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras to chair the ECOFIN meeting of European Union finance ministers.

Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos visits Serbia and Montenegro.

The 1st Business Continuity Management Forum is held at the Maroussi Plaza Auditorium, 3A Frangoklissias, Maroussi, Athens, by the Netweek magazine and the Fidel & Fortis consultancy. (Info: 210.661.7777, nkondakis@boussias.com)

WEDNESDAY

Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos visits Bosnia and Kosovo.

The Constantinos Karamanlis Foundation for Democracy, the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Center for European Studies organize an event on “The Aspects of Unemployment and the Challenge of Entrepreneurship.”At the Divani Caravel Hotel, 2 Vassileos Alexandrou, Athens, at 6 p.m. (Info: www.idkaramanlis.gr)

The Leadership Section of the Hellenic Management Association (EEDE) presents the global leadership survey CEO Challenge 2014 in a special press event held at the Bodosakis Foundation, 20 Amalias, Syntagma, Athens, at 6 p.m. (Info: www.eede.gr)

Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) to issue December data on industrial turnover and new orders.

THURSDAY

Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos visits the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

The Ministry of Culture and Sports is organizing a two-day conference on “Financing Creativity,” co-funded by the European Commission, at the Athens Concert Hall, 1 Kokkali & Vassilissis Sofias, Athens. To Friday. Speakers include EU Education Commissioner Androulla Vassileiou. (Info: gr2014.eu/events)

The Investment Applications Laboratory (EPEFA) of the University of Athens presents the training program titled “Entrepreneurship in Practice.” At the Costis Palamas building, 48 Academias, Athens, at 5.30 p.m. (Info: epefa.econ.uoa.gr)

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) organizes an open debate on “European Citizens and Political Participation.” At 50 Academias, Athens, at 5 p.m. (Info: www.eliamep.gr)<+sa_synt_arx_C><+pr_synt_keim>The 5th Distance Selling and E-Commerce Conference is held at the Exelixi Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship, 154 Eleftheriou Venizelou, Nea Erythrea, Athens. (Info: 210.661.7777, skiosses@boussias.com)

FRIDAY

Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos visits Albania.

The National Documentation Center (EKT) and the Hellenic Standardization Organization (ELOT) organize an event on “Research, Innovation and Standards,” at the National Research Foundation, 48 Vassileos Constantinou, Athens, from 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. (Info: www.ekt.gr)

Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) to release December 2013 data on the capacity of the Greek merchant fleet and January 2014 figures on house construction material prices.

SATURDAY

The 27th Ellinon Kosmima jewelry exhibition opens at the Metropolitan Expo near the Athens airport. To February 24. (Info: 2310.291.177, gold-silver@helexpo.gr)

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