ECONOMY

Agenda

MONDAY

Interim Prime Minister Lucas Papademos to meet New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras early in the evening.

Labor Minister Giorgos Koutroumanis to travel to Berlin to meet with his German counterpart.

Doctors at the Social Security Foundation (IKA) continue their strike, which is seen lasting until at least Thursday.

Alternate Education Minister Constantinos Arvanitopoulos to meet with university rectors to discuss the funding of educational institutions after January 15.

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) is to issue November 2011 data for industrial output and trade transactions.

TUESDAY

Greece to sell 1.25 billion euros of 26-week treasury bills.

Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos to table a crucial bill in Parliament for the implementation of the midterm fiscal plan, which will be voted on by the plenary on Thursday.

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) is to host a public debate on ?The Next Steps in Relations Between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,? at the Yiannos Kranidiotis Amphitheater of the Foreign Ministry (1 Academias, Athens), starting at 12.30 p.m. Keynote speakers are expected to include former Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinidis and Euro MP Giorgos Koumoutsakos. (Info: 210.725.7124, [email protected])

WEDNESDAY

The Souvenir Expo Greece folk art exhibition opens at the Metropolitan Expo Center at Spata in eastern Attica, featuring objects of Greek artistic creation and tradition, in an event with over 130 exhibitors. Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day until Sunday. (Info: www.popularart.gr). The event runs in parallel with the Parousies exhibition of folk art items and tourist products and the Technima event, which features artistic handicraft and limited production objects, all at Metropolitan Expo Center.

Gift show Dorekthesi is scheduled to open at the Expo Athens Exhibition Center at Anthousa, eastern Attica, featuring items bearing the characteristics of style, tradition usability and a ?go-green? rationale. To Sunday. (Info: 211.180.1801, www.giftshow.gr)

The Hellenic Association of Young Entrepreneurs in Athens is holding an informative meeting at 10 a.m. for the presentation of activities to bolster entrepreneurship, at the office of the General Confederation of Greek Small Businesses and Traders, or GSEVEE (46 Aristotelous, Athens). (Info: 210.677.2129, [email protected])

THURSDAY

PASOK?s political council meets to plan for the national council meeting on the weekend.

FRIDAY

The Greek Chamber Chamber of Commerce and Industry is holding a dinner at which Prime Minister Lucas Papademos will be keynote speaker. (Info: 210.641.9038)

Listed companies Forthnet and Xylemporia to hold extraordinary general meetings.

The 7th Panhellenic Vitreo-Retinal Meeting begins at the Athens Hilton Hotel. To Sunday. (Info: 210.778.7016, [email protected])

SATURDAY

Winter sales begin across the country, set to last until end-February.

PASOK?s national council convenes to discuss the election of a new president for the party. To Sunday.