Monday Athens Hotel Association holds press conference at noon at the Electra Palace Hotel. Health Minister Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou and her deputy Fofi Gennimata to meet at 11 a.m. with the National Coordinating Committee against Smoking to discuss the course of anti-smoking measures. Tuesday Microsoft Hellas is organizing a conference titled «Innovation in Education» starting at 11 a.m. at the Microsoft Innovation Center (103 Vas. Sofias). Education Minister Anna Diamantopoulou to speak. Tel. 211.1206.500 The Capital Link Greek Shipping Forum on «Accessing Capital in Today’s Markets» begins at 9 a.m. at the Ledra Marriott Hotel. Current developments in shipping, the financial system and the capital markets will top the agenda. Minister of Economy, Competitiveness and Merchant Marine Louka Katseli will speak. «Literature and Dual Cultural Identity» is the subject of a discussion to take place at 7 p.m. at the Public store in Syntagma, organized by Diavazo magazine. Coordinated by Yiannis Baskozos, director of the magazine, the discussion features acclaimed authors Takis Theodoropoulos, Persa Koumoutsi and Amanda Michalopoulou. Tel. 210.818.1581 Wednesday General Confederation of Greek Labor has called a 24-hour strike to protest the government’s new measures and reforms. The Civil Servants’ Union, the Athens Journalists’ Union, the Greek Primary Teacher’s Federation and the State Secondary School Teachers’ Federation will also strike. Protesters will hold a rally at noon at Omonia Square. The Center for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) in collaboration with the Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Larissa is holding a two-day educational seminar titled «Tapping Biogas for Energy» to take place at the union’s premises (81 Hatzimichali, Larissa). Tel. 2410.617.418-24, Friday UN mediator Matthew Nimetz visiting Athens. The Technical Chamber of Greece in collaboration with the municipalities of Volos and Larissa are holding a conference titled «Volos-Larissa Mediterranean Games 2013: A Challenge for Development» in Volos on Friday and in Larissa on Saturday. The Research Center of Progressive Policy (KEPP) holds a conference titled «Greece-Turkey in the 21st Century» at 9 a.m. at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. Defense Minister Evangelos Venizelos and Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas will speak. Panteion University is hosting a conference titled «Copenhagen 2009: Environment in the Maelstrom of World Crisis» at the university’s Sakis Karagiorgas amphitheater. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki hosts a conference on «Restoration of Ottoman Monuments» starting at 4.30 p.m. at the university’s Panagis Panagiotopoulos amphitheater. To Sunday. Tel. 2310.995.559,

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