Monday Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg begins a three-day visit to Alexandroupolis and Athens to discuss issues related to asylum seekers and minorities. The Commissioner’s agenda will include a visit to the Feres border post. British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Grande Bretagne Hotel at 11.30 a. m. The Governor of the Bank of Greece, Giorgos Provopoulos, to deliver keynote speech. Launch of the book «We are what we eat» by the Piraeus Prefecture and Consumer Protection Center (KEPKA) at the Apollon Center (1 Piliou, Kaminia, Piraeus). The event is set to begin at 10.30 a. m. Last day of the Building Green Expo at the ExpoAthens exhibition center in Anthousa. Exhibits on bioclimatic construction and energy-saving technology, building automation, green roofs, lighting systems, renewable energy sources. Tuesday A round-table discussion on «Greece’s Presidency of the OECD – 2009: Challenges and Perspectives,» organized by the Institute for International Relations. For registration information, contact deca@idis. gr or call 210.331.2325-7. A lecture will be given by diplomat Stephen Bosworth, dean of Tufts University’s Fletcher School, on «The Election of President Obama: Challenges, Expectations and the World.» At the Foreign Ministry’s Yiannos Kranidiotis Hall (1 Academias). Held by the Fletcher Club of Greece to mark the school’s 75th anniversary. Wednesday The civil servants’ union (ADEDY) and General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) hold a 24-hour strike to protest the government’s social security measures. Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg meets in Athens with Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Foreign Ministry officials. ING Investment Management to hold a press conference on «Progress and Prospects in the Global Economy 2009» at the King George Hotel, 3.30 p. m. President Karolos Papoulias honors ActionAid for its work to fight poverty and injustice and to mark its 10th year in Greece, as well as the 60th anniversary of the International Declaration of Human Rights. At the Presidential Palace, 12.45 p. m. Thursday The Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) to hold a press conference on «Business Culture in Greece 20007-2008,» presenting the results of its annual survey in the framework of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. At IOBE’s headquarters (11 Tsami Karatasi). For further information, call 210.921.1244 Two-day conference on ethics in sports organized by the European Council and the Culture Ministry begins at the Astir Palace hotel in Vouliagmeni. Keynote speakers are Deputy Culture Minister in charge of sports Yiannis Ioannidis, European Council Deputy Secretary General Maud de Boer-Buquicchio and UEFA President Michel Platini. To December 12. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis participates in European Council summit in Brussels, to December 12.

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