ECONOMY

Agenda

MONDAY

Strikes will halt bus, trolley and suburban railway services in Athens as well as rail services on the national network.

The European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) is to decide on the disbursement of the January bailout tranche to Greece, amounting to 9.2 billion euros.

The European Public Law Organization (EPLO) launches a distance learning program for civil servants on the subject “Financing Tools and Mechanisms of the European Union and Other International Bodies.” (Info: www.eplo.eu)

TUESDAY

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras departs for an official visit to Doha in Qatar. To Wednesday.

OSE railway workers, including those with the Athens suburban railway (Proastiakos), will hold a work stoppage from noon to 4 p.m. Municipal workers across Greece will hold a work stoppage from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Macedonia and Thrace Minister Theodoros Karaoglou will meet with representatives of tourism associations from northern Greece at 10 a.m.

Google and the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) present a study titled “The Internet in Greece: Obstacles and Prospects” at noon at the Athinais Cultural Center (34-36 Kastorias, Athens). (Info: 210.78.9000, www.iobe.gr)

Hellenic Petroleum holds an extraordinary general meeting.

The Hellenic Statistical Authority will issue December 2012 data on industrial producer prices.

WEDNESDAY

Secondary education professors are sceduled to hold a rally outside the Education Ministry at 1 p.m.

The Institute of Energy for Southeast Europe (IENE) will hold a special event titled “Arab Spring, the Impact on the Oil Market and the Role of the Reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean,” at the Eugenides Foundation (387 Syngrou, Palaio Faliro, Athens) from 5 to 8 p.m. (Info: www.iene.gr)

The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA) and the Athens University of Economics and Business will co-host an event titled “Negotiation Strategies,” in association with the Hellenic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development, at the EBEA building (7 Akadimias, Athens), starting at 6 p.m. (Info: www.acci.gr)

The consular section of the United States Embassy in Athens will be closed to the public for internal administrative reasons, as is customary on the last Wednesday of every month. This closure includes the non-immigrant visa unit, immigrant visa unit, federal benefits unit, American citizen services unit and passport unit.

THURSDAY

The Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation begins a 48-hour strike, affecting ferry services on most routes. Civil servants’ union ADEDY will hold a work stoppage from noon till the end of shift. Hospital doctors as well as staff on all means of public transport in Athens are to hold a 24-hour strike.

Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos travels to Brussels to participate in the European Union’s General Affairs Council.

Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Kourkoulas will meet with the Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights, Nils Muiznieks.

The Hellenic Statistical Authority presents November 2012 data on retail turnover and road accidents.

Listed company Spyrou Agricultural holds an extraordinary general meeting.

FRIDAY

Athens doctors will hold a 24-hour strike.

Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos makes an official visit to Estonia.

Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Kourkoulas will meet with India’s minister of state for external affairs, Preneet Kaur.

SATURDAY

Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos to participate in the 49th Munich Security Conference. To Sunday.

Presidents of business associations in the Network of Social Solidarity and Assistance will officially present the organization at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall at 2 p.m.