MONDAY – The board of OTE telecoms holds a general meeting to discuss the formation of three independent divisions. – IDEC SA holds a conference on «E-commerce in shipping and tourism.» For further details, call 010.428.6227. TUESDAY – The Association of Civil Servants employed at the Capital Market Commission (SDYEK) starts a 48-hour strike. WEDNESDAY – European Commission to make public the new EU Regulation on car purchases. – Petrola, in cooperation with Lukoil, to hold a conference on «Oil, Gas & Electricity: The Latest Developments in the Energy Sector.» At the Metropolitan Hotel. To Thursday. – International Exhibition on Farming Machinery-Equipment and Supplies «Agrotica» starts at Helexpo facilities in Thessaloniki. To Sunday. THURSDAY – Alpha Trust Andromeda shareholders’ general meeting. – Stelmar Shipping releases annual performance reports. – Alba organizes «Finance for Non-financial Managers,» at the Ledra Marriott Hotel. To Friday. Details: 010.896.4531-8. FRIDAY – The 4th Franchising KEM 2002 gets underway at the Athens Exhibition Center. To February 4. The minister also assured Piraeus Bank governor Michalis Sallas that the scandal would not affect the selloff of ETBA Bank and that the losses would be deducted from the price it would pay.