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THURSDAY Hellenic Association of Chemical Industries, in cooperation with the Development Ministry, hold a conference on «The Application of the Reach Regulation in Greek Businesses,» at 6 p.m. at the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Tel. 210.921.3259 or log on to www.haci.gr. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to meet with French European Affairs Minister Catherine Colonna. State hospital employees hold a demonstration outside the Health Ministry over financial and institutional demands. Education Minister Marietta Giannakou to attend EU education ministers’ meeting in Brussels. To tomorrow. University professors stage a 48-hour strike over institutional and financial demands. Technical colleges (TEI) professors begin a 24-hour strike over financial demands. Employees at bookstores and publishing houses stage a 24-hour strike demanding a collective labor agreement. FRIDAY First International Athens Exhibition (DEA) on house equipment, furniture, cars and boats opens at the Old Airport at Hellenikon. To May 28. The Institute of Research and Political Strategy, in cooperation with the Central Union of Greek Municipalities (KEDKE), holds an international conference on «Local Governance and Development,» at Delphi. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos will speak. To Saturday. Fourth Panhellenic Pharmacology Congress begins at the University of Patras. To Saturday. Tel. 2610.997.638 or log on to www.upatras.gr. Second international «Transport and Logistics» exhibition opens at the Helexpo fairground in Thessaloniki. To Monday. Tel. 2310.291.157 or log on to www.helexpo.gr. SATURDAY Prosecutors’ Union of Greece, in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), hold a conference on «Human Trafficking,» at the Aldemar Paradise Royal Mare in Kallithea on Rhodes island. Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis and Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras will attend. To Sunday.