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MONDAY – Finance Ministry launches fourth issue of one-year savings bonds, carrying a 3.6 percent rate, tax-free. To Friday. – The two-day 1st Balkan and Black Sea Partnership 2003 conference opens at the Helexpo fairground in Thessaloniki. TUESDAY – The 2004 state budget to be tabled in Parliament. – Cisco Systems holds a two-day conference on network and telecommunications, Cisco Expo 2003. At the Athenaeum Inter-Continental Hotel. – Quality of Life consumer association (EKPOIZO) holds a conference on «The Protection of Consumers as Part of Political Parties’ Agenda.» At the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 7 Academias. For further information, tel 210.330.4444. THURSDAY – EFG Eurobank in cooperation with the University of Athens holds a conference on «Effective Leadership.» Keis de Vries, professor of management and leadership at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), will be the keynote speaker. At the Hotel Grande Bretagne. For further information, tel 210.337.1062. FRIDAY – Two-day forum on the aerospace business, «Daedalos 2003 – Metamorphosis for a Bold New Era,» opens at the Divani Apollon Palace hotel, Kavouri. Defense Minister Yiannos Papantoniou and Development Minister Akis Tsochadzopoulos will attend. For further information, tel 210.940.8753.