MONDAY Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas and government spokesman Theodoros Roussopoulos unveil a plan for EU investment subsidies for regional newspapers aiming to enter the digital age. The Piraeus Traders’ Association holds a New Year’s celebration at 6.30 p.m. at the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Deputy Development Minister Yiannis Papathanassiou will attend. The Public Power Corporation (PPC) holds an extraordinary general meeting at 1.30 p.m. at its main office at 30 Halkokondyli St. TUESDAY Transport Minister Michalis Liapis attends the 130-year anniversary ceremony of the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) at 11 a.m. at OSE’s headquarters. OTE telecom workers in the Thrace region stage a 24-hour strike opposing the company’s further privatization. Sarantis holds a repeat general meeting at its head office at 4 p.m. WEDNESDAY Gift Fair DOREKTHESSI 2007 opens at Expo Athens in Anthoussa. To Sunday. Tel. 210.685.4885 Telecoms equipment maker Intracom holds an extraordinary general meeting at 11 a.m. at its main office in Paeania. THURSDAY OTE telecom workers in Kavala and Drama prefectures stage a 24-hour strike opposing the company’s further privatization. The Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) holds a conference on «Geotechnical Applications of Geosynthetic Materials,» at the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 7 Academias St. Tel. 210.322.6015 or log on to FRIDAY The AEGEK construction company holds an extraordinary general meeting at noon at head office. SATURDAY The Kalofolias Express Group holds a conference on «Grevena Prefecture: Pole of Development for the Western Macedonia,» at 3 p.m. at the Achilleion Hotel in Grevena. Deputy Finance Minister Christos Folias will attend. Tel. 210.617.2809.

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