ECONOMY

Agenda

MONDAY On the occasion of World Consumer Rights Day 2010, Labor Minister Andreas Loverdos, the President of the Manpower Organization, Ilias Kikilias; the head of the General Confederation of Greek Small Businesses and Traders (GSEVEE) Dimitris Asimakopoulos and President Dimitris Armenakis of the National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce (ESEE) hold a joint press conference to announce actions to boost purchasing power amid the economic crisis. At 11.30 a.m. at the ESEE premises (42 Mitropoleos, Athens). The Ministry of Economy, Competitiveness and Merchant Marine holds a conference titled «The Financial System and Consumers» at the press offices of the Secretariat General for Information (11 Fragoudi & Pantou, Kallithea). General Secretary of the Consumers’ Protection Center (KEPKA) Evangelia Kekeleki will be the keynote speaker. www.kepka.gr The eighth congress on public health and health services tilted «Social Pandemics» starts at 9 a.m. at the Divani Caravel Hotel. To Wednesday. www.publichealthcongress.gr TUESDAY Exposec 2010, a congress and exhibition focusing on security issues, is to take place through Wednesday at Zappeio Hall. Deputy Defense Minister Panos Beglitis will speak. www.tsomokos.gr European finance ministers (Ecofin) meet in Brussels to assess progress of economic measures taken by the Greek government to prevent Greece from defaulting on its debt. WEDNESDAY The 13th annual conference by the Panhellenic Physicists Association titled «Physics and Man» starts at the University of Patra. To Sunday. www.patraseef.gr The Center for European Constitutional Law holds a conference titled «Present and Future of the Greek Parliament: Political and Constitutional Dimensions» to take place at 3 p.m. at the Theodoros Karatzas Amphitheater of the National Bank of Greece, (82-84 Aeolou). Parliament Speaker Philippos Petsalnikos will make the opening address. Attendance is free. www.cecl.gr THURSDAY Aristotle University of Thessaloniki hosts a conference titled «Historical Approaches of Multiculture» starting at 5.30 p.m. Tel. 2310.995.011, www.auth.gr FRIDAY Ecolink 2010, an international exhibition focusing on environment, water and renewable energy sources, and the eighth Chem 2010, the international chemistry and biotechnology exhibition, open at the Metropolitan Expo center in Athens. To Monday. Tel. 210.805.6205, www.3ek.com.gr The 12th «Education 2010» international fair starts at the Olympic fencing center in Helleniko, southeastern Athens, and will run through Sunday. www.ekpaidefsi.gr Syskevasia 2010, an exhibition on packaging, machines, printing and storage, opens at the Metropolitan Expo center in Athens. Tel. 210.805.6205, www.3ek.com.gr