ECONOMY

Agenda

Monday EU development ministers hold extraordinary meeting on providing aid to earthquake victims in Haiti. President Karolos Papoulias to attend the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. He is expected to meet with Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece (KEDKE) annual conference begins at the Athens Concert Hall and Intercontinental Hotel. To Wednesday. A seminar on «Canadian Tax and Pension Information» will take place at 7 p.m. at the Canadian Institute in Greece (7 Dionysiou Aiginitou). For details, call 210.642.5793. US Embassy in Athens and its consular section, the US Consulate General in Thessaloniki and all US government offices in Greece will be closed today in observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday. Tuesday Greek General Confederation of Labor (GSEE) convenes to discuss labor issues. Wednesday Greek General Confederation of Labor (GSEE) and employers to start talks on 2010 pay hikes for private sector employees. Thursday ALBA Graduate Business School hosts conference on «Successful Histories and Classes of Survival amid the Economic Crisis» at the Gennadius Library. Tel. 210.896.4531 Industrial Property Organization (OBI) hosts conference on «Copyright Protection of Goods and Products» at the Hotel Nikopolis in Thessaloniki. www.enterprise-hellas. eu The Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) holds conference on «Success Drivers in Construction Project Management» at the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry. http://successdrivers.edugreece.org Financial Times Global Events holds conference on «The Future of Banking in Greece» at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. Economy, Competitiveness and Merchant Marine Minister Louka Katseli and Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou to speak. Friday The Greek Society for the Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage holds a symposium on «The Sustainable School of Present and Future» at the National Research Foundation. To Sunday. www.ellet.gr Saturday Protest rallies are to be held at noon at the entrance gates to the universities in Athens and in Thessaloniki by teachers and educators with the participation of the State Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OLME) and the Greek Primary Teachers’ Federation (DOE) over institutional and labor issues. The European Parliament Bureau in Greece is hosting a conference on «The Communication Policy of the European Parliament: Issues and Means for Journalists» at the Hotel Du Lac in Ioannina. Tel. 210.327.8911