MONDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis makes an official visit to Albania. To tomorrow. «A World Free of Nuclear Weapons: What are the Prospects?» is the title of a discussion organized by the Hellenic-American Democratic Association (HELADA) at the cultural center of UIndy Athens (5 Markou Avriliou, Plaka). Beginning at 7.30 p.m., moderator Stelios Kouloglou, along with keynote speakers Brady Kiesling and Panos Trigazis, will approach the subject from both diplomatic and activist viewpoints. Admission is free. «Euroelections 2009 and their Importance for Security, Migration and Equality» is the subject of a conference held jointly by the Interior Ministry and the European Parliament offices in Athens, at Old Parliament House, 13 Stadiou, at 6 p.m. The Design 2009 exhibition opens at the House of Cyprus (10 Irakleitou, Kolonaki). Participants include Anamorphosis Architects, the Campana Workshop in Athens, the Under Construction Group, Studio Metaplasi and the Thessaly and Patras universities’ schools of architecture. The exhibition runs until May 16, Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beginning of three online seminars: «Crisis Management: Guiding the Organizational Destiny,» «Building Business Models to Forecast Revenue» and «How to Set and Achieve Business Goals,» held by the Hellenic-American Union. To register, call 210.368.0968, 210.369.0056 or send an e-mail to [email protected]. First day of two-day seminar titled «Biodiversity Protection: Beyond 2010,» to be addressed by Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis, Environment and Public Works Minister Giorgos Souflias, EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. Last day of the Hellenic Shoe Fair at the Mediterranean Exhibition Center, in Paeania, Attica. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more details, visit TUESDAY Attica Hotel Association press conference on tourist arrivals in Athens in the first quarter of 2009, at the Electra Palace Hotel, at noon. WEDNESDAY Nationwide strike by prefectural workers, with a march on Parliament, the Interior and Finance ministries. The British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce holds its annual general meeting at the chamber’s offices (25 Vassilissis Sofias, Athens), at 6.30 p.m. Lecture by University of Crete Professor of Physics Giorgos Grammatikakis on «The Birth of the Universe and Primeval Light» at the Goulandris Natural History Museum’s Gaia Center (100 Othonos, Kifissia), at 7 p.m. For information, call 210.801.5870. First day of a two-day seminar on «Activity-Based Costing» at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (50 Michalakopoulou, Athens). For information, visit Conference «Discover a Leader: Discover You» by PricewaterhouseCoopers at the Badminton Theater (Goudi Military Park, Athens). For further information, visit

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