ECONOMY

Agenda

MONDAY

President Karolos Papoulias makes an official visit to Germany following an invitation by his German counterpart on the occasion of the conclusion of an exhibition on Ancient Olympia at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.

The results of the Northern Greece Business Index (NGBI 500) for December 2012 will be announced.

OPAP betting agents begin three days of strike action in protest at the increase in taxation on punters’ earning and the organization’s privatization.

TUESDAY

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel at 11.30 a.m. in Berlin in the context of his visit to Germany to participate in a conference organized by Die Welt.

Ambassador Matthew Nimetz, the UN secretary-general’s personal envoy for the negotiations between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, begins a visit to the region for talks in Athens and Skopje. To Friday.

The Public Debt Management Agency will auction 750 million euros of one-month treasury bills and 1.25 billion of six-month paper.

WEDNESDAY

The annual Parousies handicraft and gift trade fair, organized by Rota Limited, starts at the Metropolitan Expo Center near Athens International Airport. It will showcase arts and crafts, premium and gift ware, ceramics, homeware, home decorations, tableware, kitchenware, crystal and glassware, electronic appliances, bags and cases, leather products and much more. To Sunday. The fair will be held alongside the Souvenir Expo Greece exhibition at the same venue. (Info: www.parousies.gr)

In collaboration with the General Secretariat for Youth, the US Embassy in Athens and Megaron Plus, the British Council in Greece presents an event titled “Volunteerism and Youth” at 7 p.m. at the Athens Concert Hall. While admission is free, priority tickets will be distributed as of 5.30 p.m. (Info: 210.369.2334, www.britishcouncil.org)

In collaboration with the Labor Inspection Squad (SEPE) and the Manpower Organization (OAED), the Athens Accountants Association is holding a seminar on the electronic submission of applications to SEPE and OAED at the Titania Hotel (52 Panepistimiou, Athens) from 5 to 10 p.m. (Info: www.isa.gr)

THURSDAY

The debate on the tax bill begins at the Parliament plenary session, with voting scheduled by Friday.

The Association of Greek Contracting Companies (SATE) will hold an informative event in Patra (40 Trion Navarchon) on the latest European regulation on construction. Starts at 5 p.m. (Info: www.sate.gr)

FRIDAY

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras travels Cyprus to take part in a meeting of the European People’s Party in Limassol. To Saturday.

The special administrative agency of the Development and Networks Ministry’s Digital Convergence program will hold an informative event about the ICT4GROWTH program, starting at 9.30 a.m. at the Electra Palace Hotel (18-20 Navarchou Nikodimou, Plaka, Athens). (Info: [email protected])

SATURDAY

The new market regulation allowing customers not to pay for products or services unless they are handed a receipt comes into effect.

A protest rally against gold mining at Chalkidiki in northern Greece starts at noon outside the entrance to Athens University on Panepistimou Street.

The Athens Accountants Association holds a seminar on the new code of recording transactions for tax purposes at the Titania Hotel (52 Panepistimiou, Athens) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Info: www.isa.gr)