ECONOMY

Agenda

MONDAY

Deputy Development Minister Gerasimos Giakoumatos hosts a press conference at the ministry to present the “Greek Mark” at noon.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras meets with European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Pierre Moscovici, who is on a two-day visit to Athens. The commissioner will also meet with the ministers of infrastructure and administrative reform.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos takes part in the European Union Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels.

Christmas opening times for retail stores (open all weeknights until 9 p.m.) come into effect and will remain so through December 23.

Listed companies Hellenic Petroleum and Inform P. Lykos will hold a general shareholders meeting.

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will present its third-quarter data on construction output and service sector turnover.

TUESDAY

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos participates in the meeting of the General Affairs Council of the European Union in Brussels.

The Crisis Observatory of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) holds its second annual conference, titled “The Social Consequences of the Crisis in Europe and Greece: Politics and Policies for Solidarity and Growth,” from 11.30 a.m. to 8.45 p.m. at the Theo Angelopoulos Auditorium of the French Institute of Athens (31 Sina). (Info: 210.725.7124, [email protected])

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will present its third-quarter figures on employment in retail commerce.

Listed companies Plaisio and European Reliance will hold extraordinary general meetings.

WEDNESDAY

First parliamentary vote for the election of a new president. Candidates require at least 200 votes to be elected.

Listed firm Sarantis to hold an extraordinary general meeting.

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will present its October data on imports and exports in farming and agriculture.

The Regional Authority of Central Macedonia holds a seminar titled “Alternative Forms of Management and Energy Use of Refuse,” to present the results of the European project “Energy Waste” at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Info: 210.656.5170, www.energywaste.gr)

THURSDAY

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras takes part in the European Union Summit meeting in Brussels. To Friday.

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) presents its 2014 Annual Lecture, in which writer Petros Markaris who will speak on “Crisis and Easy Solutions,” with simultaneous translation into English. Starts at 7 p.m. at the Theo Angelopoulos Auditorium of the French Institute of Athens (31 Sin)a. (Info: 210.725.7124, [email protected])

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) holds its eighth annual international conference, “Global Studies: Business, Economic, Social and Cultural Aspects.” To Sunday at the St George Lycabettus Boutique Hotel (2 Kleomenous, Athens). (Info: www.atiner.gr)

Listed firms OPAP, Mevaco, Trastor and Nirefs will hold general shareholders meetings.

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will issue the third-quarter results of its manpower survey, and its 2014 survey on the use of information technology and electronic commerce by enterprises.

FRIDAY

The Greek Innovation Forum opens at the Athens Hilton Hotel. The forum will include a conference, an exhibition and workshops and is scheduled to end on Sunday. (Info: www.greekinnovationforum.eu)

The Capital Market Commission holds an informative event titled “The New Institutional Landscape for Capital Markets from the Greek Presidency to the Day After for Greece and Europe,” starting at 3.30 p.m. at the Theodoros Karatzas building of the National Bank of Greece (82-84 Aiolou, Athens).

Athens-listed Piraeus Bank, Epilektos and Athens Medical hold general meetings.

SUNDAY

Stores to open across Greece from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.