Buses and trolley buses in Athens will hold a work stoppage from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. as employees hold a general meeting to plan their future response to government policy reforming their sector.

Environment, Energy and Public Works Minister Tina Birbili and her Deputy Yiannis Maniatis will participate in the Energy Ministers Council of the European Union in Brussels.

Secondary education teachers will hold a work stoppage from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

The Representation of the European Commission in Greece is holding an event themed: ?2011: Challenges and Opportunities for EU Citizens.? At the Acropolis Museum?s amphitheater. Alternate Foreign Minister Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou is slated to speak.

The European Investment Bank is holding its annual press conference in Athens at the Grande Bretagne Hotel (Ballroom A) on Syntagma Square at 10.30 a.m.

The ISTAME-Andreas Papandreou Foundation is hosting a conference on ?The New Plan for Growth and Investment Opportunities in Greece,? at the National Bank?s Theodoros Karatzas Building, 82-84 Aiolou Street, central Athens. Speakers are to include Regional Development and Competitiveness Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis. Visit for more.

The ?Enterprising Socially 2011? conference will take place at the Dais center (152 Mesogeion Avenue, Maroussi), with Labor Minister Louka Katseli and Norwegian Ambassador Tom Dodd slated among the keynote speakers. Admission is free. (Info: 210.338.7422).

The ?Execonomo Expo 2011? exhibition starts at the metro station of Syntagma in central Athens, lasting until Wednesday.

Marfin Popular Bank will release preliminary 2010 earnings, to be discussed in today?s governing board meeting.

Intelligence Squared Greece, in association with the British Council in Athens, is holding a debate on ?Only Good Can Come from the Construction of a Mosque in Athens? at the Cotsen Hall of the Gennadius Library (61 Souidias, Kolonaki) in central Athens. The two-hour debate starts at 7 p.m. (Info: 210.369.2342, [email protected])


The Athens Concert Hall, in association with the Bodossaki Foundation, is hosting a conference on ?The Crisis in Greece: The Scientists? Perspective,? featuring Greek professors in France, Britain, the USA and Greece. Entrance is free. Event starts at 7 p.m. Visit:

Hellenic Bank and the Association of Cypriots in Greece are organizing a lecture on ?The Global Financial Crisis and Developments in the Cypriot Economy,? at the Cypriot Association (3 Kekropos, Plaka) in central Athens, starting at 8 p.m.

Listed trade company Fourlis to release its full-year earnings after the end of trade on the Athens bourse. (Info:


Piraeus University?s Executive MBA program is organizing a lecture on ?Greece in Crisis, One Year Later: An Account and Prospects? at the Grande Bretagne Hotel (Golden Room), on Syntagma Square at 6.30 p.m.


PASOK?s National Council meets to prepare for the National Conference that is scheduled to take place on September 3.

The workshop ?Gender Stereotypes and Gendered Attitudes in the Assessment of Women?s Work? begins at Democritus Research Center in Aghia Paraskevi, northeastern Attica, organized by the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas. To Friday. (Info:

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