Lawyers across the country continue their strike that they started last Wednesday in protest at government plans to liberalize their sector. The action is expected to continue at least until Tuesday.

The US Embassy in Athens and its Consular Section, the US Consulate General in Thessaloniki, and all US government offices in Greece will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King?s birthday, a US national holiday.

In association with the Federation of Hellenic Enterprises and Grant Thornton International, the Athens Exchange is holding an event titled ?Corporate Governance and Self-Regulation,? at the Athens bourse (110 Athinon), starting at 4 p.m. (Info:


The representatives of Greece?s international creditors arrive in Athens for talks with the government. The European Commission?s Task Force for Greece, led by Horst Reichenbach, is also due to arrive.

The General Confederation of Greek Labor will hold a 24-hour strike. Railway workers are to hold a work stoppage from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. while the Proastiakos suburban railway will halt services between 5 and 7 a.m. and between 10 p.m. and midnight.

Journalists at all mass media are scheduled to start a 48-hour strike. There will be no daily newspapers on Wednesday or Thursday.

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), the Institute for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE), Kantor and the Citizens? Movement will hold a public debate titled ?Investments, Development, Unemployment.? Speakers include Andreas Andreadis, president of the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises (SETE), and Efthymios Vidalis, president of the Board for Sustainable Development of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises. The debate will take place at the War Museum in Athens (2 Rizari Street

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