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European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso will receive Greek Parliament Speaker Vangelis Meimarakis in Brussels.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will deliver a speech at an event to mark the new year organized by the German-Greek Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The event coincides with the chamber’s 90-year anniversary.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos travels to Brussels with the purpose of attending the Foreign Affairs Council meeting of the European Union.

EOPYY doctors continue their rolling 24-hour strikes (until Friday at the earliest).

Listed company Dionic holds an extraordinary general meeting.

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will publish its November data on industrial turnover and new orders.


Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos will take part in the General Affairs Council meeting of the European Union and meet with European Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes in Brussels.

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and the Political Science and Public Administration Department of the University of Athens hold the first symposium for postgraduate students and new researchers interested in Greek issues, at the university’s Yiannis Drakopoulos Auditorium (30 Panepistimiou). To Wednesday. (Info: 210.725.7124,

Bank of Greece will issue its 2013 financial report.


The Sales Management Forum ’14 takes place at the OTEAcademy Auditorium (1 Spartis, Maroussi, Athens). (Info:

Saxo Bank holds a press conference to present its estimates for the first quarter of the year at its Athens office (4 Vassilissis Sofias) at noon.

The Association of Thessaloniki Hoteliers presents the results of its Customer Satisfaction and Hotel Performance Survey for Thessaloniki at The Met hotel at noon.

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will issue its December data on new building construction material prices.


An informal meeting of the European Union’s Justice and Home Affairs Council takes place at Zappeion Hall in central Athens.

In association with the Leadership Commission, the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce is planning to hold a series of events titled “Professional Opportunities of the Future and Entrepreneurial Spirit Development,” with the first taking place at the Hall of Stars venue at the Mercedes-Benz Hellas offices in Athens (20 Thivaidos, Nea Kifissia), starting at 5 p.m. (Info:

The MIT Enterprise Forum Greece is launching a series of technology entrepreneurship workshops. The first is to focus on human resource development and is titled “Creating Efficient Corporations.” It will take place at the Eugenides Foundation (387 Syngrou, Palaio Faliro, Athens? from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Info:

The 6th Annual IDC Directions Briefing takes place at the Electra Palace Hotel (18-20 Navarchou Nikodimou, Athens), wrapping up 2013 and presenting the forecasts for the Greek information and communications technology market trends in 2014 and beyond. (Info: 210.747.3675,

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will publish Bank of Greece data on arrivals of foreign non-residentsin the first nine months of 2013.


The EXPOTROF food exhibition opens at the Olympic Fencing Center on Poseidonos Avenue at Elliniko, southern Athens. To January 27. (Info: 210.961.0135,

The Dorekthesi and Mostra Rota exhibitions for homeware and gifts open at the Metropolitan Expo venue next to Athens International Airport. The Femmina fashion trade show and the Hellenic Shoe Fair will be taking place there at the same time. To January 27. (Info:


In the context of the EXPOTROF exhibition, the Hellenic-Russian Chamber of Commerce will be holding the 3rd Exporting Symposium in Athens, at the conference hall of the Olympic Fencing Center on Poseidonos Avenue at Elliniko, southern Athens, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. To Sunday. (Info: 211.700.7043, , Sunday Jan 19, 2014 (20:55)  
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