ECONOMY

Agenda

agenda

MONDAY

President Prokopis Pavlopoulos begins a two-day official visit to Germany.

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias travels to Brussels to participate in a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council.

The US Embassy in Athens and its Consular Section, the US Consulate General in Thessaloniki, and all US government offices in Greece will be closed for Martin Luther King’s Birthday.

National Bank of Greece holds an extraordinary general meeting on the sale of Finansbank.

TUESDAY

Railway workers hold three, three-hour work stoppages from 5-8 a.m., 1-4 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight. Their action, protesting reforms, will be repeated on Wednesday and Thursday, and will affect the Athens suburban railway (Proastiakos) and the Athens metro services to the airport.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to meet with the newly elected New Democracy leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

The Hungarian Embassy in Athens is organizing an event on Greek-Hungarian trade and tourism relations. It will be held at the Athens College Alumni, 15 Stefanou Delta, Psychico, Athens, starting at 7 p.m. (Info: [email protected])

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will issue its November data on industrial turnover.

WEDNESDAY

Ferry workers begin a 48-hour strike affecting all services across Greece.

Employees at the Citizens’ Information Centers (KEP) hold a 24-hour strike.

Listed company Lazaridis holds an extraordinary meeting of shareholders.

THURSDAY

Primary and secondary education teachers in public and private schools hold a work stoppage from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and State Minister Nikos Pappas travel to Switzerland for the World Economic Forum at Davos. To Friday.

The Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) presents its latest report on the Greek economy.

Alternate Minister for Combatting Unemployment Rania Antonopoulou to meet with the European Commissioner for Employment Marianne Thyssen.

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) with the support of NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division, organizes a panel discussion on: “Searching for a Modus Vivendi in Relations between the West and Russia.” Starts at 4.30 p.m. at the Electra Palace Hotel, 18-20 Navarchou Nikodimou, Athens. The event will be in English. Participation needs to be confirmed by Tuesday. (Info: 210.725.7124, www.eliamep.gr)

The Institute of International Relations of Panteio University hosts a lecture in English by Italian Ambassador Luigi Marras on: “Italy in a Changing Europe.” Starts at 6.30 p.m. at 3-5 Hill, Plaka, Athens. Participation declared by Wednesday. (Info: [email protected])

FRIDAY

The Hellenic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development (IEA) organizes the Athens Natural Gas Forum 2016 at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Syntagma Square, Athens, with keynote speakers including Alternate Energy Minister Yiannis Tsironis. (Info: 210.661.7777, [email protected])

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will release its December data on new house construction material prices.

SATURDAY

Thessaloniki’s professional and industrial chambers hold an event on passenger and cargo road transport, at the Professional Chamber, 27 Aristotelous from 10 a.m. (Info: www.eeth.gr)

Thessaloniki City Hall hosts an event on entrepreneurship – “Among the Gods: Rising Up” – from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. (Info: amongthegods.org)

The Feline Federation of Greece hosts its International Cat Show at the Helexpo Center, 39 Kifissias, Maroussi, Athens. To Sunday. (Info: www.eog.gr/catshow)