ECONOMY

Agenda

Monday Deputy Finance Minister Thanassis Bouras visits Evrytania prefecture to present special development program for mainland Greece. Constantine Karamanlis Institute for Democracy is hosting a conference titled «Thirty Years of European Polls,» starting at 7 p.m. at the Divani Caravel Hotel. New Democracy Deputy Giorgos Alogoskoufis will speak. Call 210.725.7495 for details. The Swedish Embassy in Greece is hosting a conference on «Legislative Regulations on the Smoking Ban in Greece – Experience from Sweden,» starting at 12.30 p.m. at the Divani Caravel Hotel. Call 210.724.6373 for more. The Eugenides Foundation is hosting a conference on «Discovering Darwin,» at 7.30 p.m. at its premises (387 Syngrou). For details, call 210.946.9631. On the occasion of World Day of Cultural Development, Thessaloniki prefecture hosts a series of events at the Municipal Theater of Polichni, including dance performances and a photo exhibition. Tuesday A conference on «Innovation in the Food and Beverage Industry» begins at 8.30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Hotel. For information or reservations, call 210.963.0630. The Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research holds a conference on «Determining Factors of Oil Prices» at 10 a.m. at the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (7 Academias, tel 210.921.1200). An exhibition entitled «Trash Art» opens today at 7.30 p.m. at the Cultural Center of the Athens Municipality as part of the Eco Art Festival. Running through to Sunday, the exhibition focuses on the relationship between art and recycling. For details, call 210.881.2440 or log on to www.cleanupgreece.org.gr. Wednesday Communist Party general secretary Aleka Papariga to speak at the Pedion tou Areos at 8.30 p.m. as part of party’s election campaign. Thursday American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce is hosting the seventh annual CSR conference on «Corporate Social Responsibility: Building Responsible Companies» at the Grande Bretagne Hotel. For details, call 210.699.3559 or log on to www.amcham.gr. The Greek Entrepreneurs’ Association (EENE) holds its fourth debate on «European Parliament Elections 2009: The Economic and Social Challenges of Greece in EU.» The debate starts at 7 p.m. at Zappeion Hall. For details, call 210.729.5979 or log on to www.eene.gr. Friday Thessaloniki Book Fair opens at the White Tower in Thessaloniki to June 21. For further information, call 2310.286.377. World Environment Day Sunday European Parliament elections