Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos head to Brussels to participate in the informal European Council meeting.

Development, Competitiveness and Shipping Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis will meet with China?s Deputy Minister responsible for the National Commission for Reforms and Development Zhang Xiaoquang, at 9.30 a.m. at the Development Ministry in Athens.

Listed company Hellenic Petroleum to hold an extraordinary general meeting.

The Panhellenic Union of Public Works Contractors Associations is holding an informative event at the Athens Concert Hall, at the Nikos Skalkottas Hall, from 11.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Entrance is free. (Info:

The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce is organizing its annual New Year?s Reception to take place January 30 at the Athenaeum Inter-Continental Hotel. The guest of honor will be United States Ambassador Daniel Bennett Smith. (Info:

Anatoliki SA, the local authority development company, is holding a forum on innovation in Thessaloniki, in Room 6 of the Ioannis Vellidis Conference Center, at 5 p.m. (Info:


New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras to visit President Karolos Papoulias at the Presidential Mansion in Athens.

Electricity giant Public Power Corporation is holding an extraordinary general meeting. Listed aquaculture companies Selonda and Interfish are also holding extraordinary general meetings.

The administration of the Thessaloniki International Fair will hold a press conference at 12.30 p.m. to present its new business plan for 2012, at its headquarters, 154 Egnatia Street, Thessaloniki.

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will present the November 2011 data on Retail Commerce Turnover.

US Ambassador to Greece Daniel Bennett Smith will host a live webchat on the Internet giving young Greeks from across the country an opportunity to ask the Ambassador questions about the United States, foreign policy and Greek-US relations. To participate in the event, log on to or at 5 p.m. and sign in as a guest. Questions for the ambassador can be e-mailed in advance to [email protected]


Helexpo holds the 24th Agrotica exhibition at the International Exhibition Center in Thessaloniki, through Sunday. Every two years the exhibition presents to agricultural professionals all developments in equipment and supplies across the world. (Info: [email protected])

Listed firm Sarantis to hold an extraordinary general meeting.


The PASOK parliamentary group will convene under president George Papandreou to discuss developments on negotiations for the Greek debt swap plan.


The 2012 ?Gamos Vaptisi? exhibition for the market of wedding and christening ceremonies opens at the Peristeri Exhibition Center, 90 Dodecanisou Road, Peristeri, western Athens. Until February 6. (Info: 210.228.8429,


The 7th Hotel-Restaurant-Cafe (Ho.Re.Ca.) exhibition opens at the Metropolitan Expo center by Athens International Airport at Spata. Events are to include the first Ho.Re.Ca. Beer Festival. Until February 7. (Info:

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