Monday Cosmote press conference to present a volunteer reforestation campaign on Mt Pendeli by an association of 22 municipalities. At the Olympia Hall of Aigli, in Zappeion Hall, at 12.30 p.m. Corfu Astronomical Society lecture on «Fourth Dimension and the Universe» by Spyros Georgaras. Entrance is free. For venue information or more details, call 26610.32450 or 6944.366.010. US Embassy and Consulate closed today in observance of Martin Luther King’s Birthday, a US national holiday. National Statistics Service (NSS) scheduled to release data on Greece’s industrial sales index for November. Further information available at Tuesday Press Conference by Marfin Egnatia Bank and CNP Assurances to announce strategic cooperation agreement. At the King George Hotel, Syntagma Square, at noon. The European Commission and the Hellenic Foreign Ministry’s Special Secretariat for the Development of International Programs hold «EU Finance Day for SMEs» at the Grande Bretagne, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Further information available at 6th Cafe of Science and Citizens, discussion on the Big Bang to CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Rapporter Evangelos N. Gazis, professor of particle physics at National Technical University, coordinator Dr Eleni Hatzichristou, astrophysicist, associate National Observatory of Athens. For details and reservations, call 210.339.8739/40 or e-mail [email protected] The European Commission to present Autumn 2008 Eurobarometer report on Greece at its Athens offices, Vassilissis Sofias 2, at noon. Wednesday Lecture by Research Fellow, Ph.D. Rune Frederiksen on «Urbanization in the Greek World 1000-500 BC and the Critical Masses of Settlement Size and Settlement Numbers.» At the Danish Institute at Athens, 14 Herefondos, tel 210.324.4644. Thursday National Bank of Greece to hold extraordinary shareholders’ meeting at noon. The Athens Laboratory of Research in Marketing (ALARM) and the Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) present the results of surveys in cause-related marketing and green marketing. At the Gaia Center, 100 Othonos, Kifissia, 5 p.m. For information, call 210.808.5565 or contact [email protected]. The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce New Year’s reception at the Hotel Athenaeum Intercontinental Ballroom. Guest of honor is US Ambassador Daniel Speckhard. Friday Piraeus Bank will be holding an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting at 10.00 a.m. The Bank of Greece is scheduled to release data on Greece’s current account deficit for November 2008.

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