ECONOMY

Agenda

MONDAY Greek President Karolos Papoulias to have talks with Aleka Papariga, general secretary of the Communist Party, at 1 p.m. Later, at 2 p.m., he will meet with Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) leader Giorgos Karatzaferis. Prime Minister George Papandreou to chair a Socialists International meeting in New York. To tomorrow. The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) is holding a conference titled «Modern Toll Roads: A New Chapter in Social Responsibility» at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens. Transport Minister Dimitris Reppas will make the opening address. To tomorrow. (See www.ibtta.org for details.) European Week of Protest and Solidarity begins today. Protest rallies and demonstrations are expected to take place across the continent over the course of the week. Among other protest action in Greece, a demonstration is scheduled to take place on Friday in Thiseio, Athens, during which Greek MEP Nikos Hountis of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) will speak. A conference titled «Social Security: Declaring the Collapse of the Social Security and Pension System» starts at 7 p.m. at the Amalia Hotel (10 Amalias, Athens). The conference is organized by the Technical Chamber of Greece in collaboration with the Union of Greek Chemists, the Panhellenic Medical Union and other unions. The Andreas Papandreou Institute of Strategic and Development Relations (ISTAME) holds a symposium on «Social State & Social Policy,» starting at 6.30 p.m. at the Androgeo Town Hall in Iraklio, Crete. (Call 210.363.1745 or log on to www.istame.gr for details.) The Scholars’ Association of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation holds an international conference titled «Financial and Economic Crisis: The Return to Stability,» to take place from 9.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Karatzas Auditorium of the National Bank of Greece (82-84 Aeolou, Athens). (For details, call 210.371.3000 or see www.onassis.gr.) The «Week of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2010» starts at the Patra Scientific Park, featuring conferences and lectures on topics including energy, the environment, innovation and entrepreneurship as well as computing and information. Events are scheduled to continue through Friday, starting daily at 9 a.m. and running to 8.30 p.m. (Call 2610.911.550 or visit www.psp.org.gr for more.) TUESDAY The Economics and Management of Innovation and Knowledge Research Network is holding a conference titled «Aspects of Knowledge and Innovation,» starting at 5 p.m. at the conference center of the University of Patra. The conference will be conducted in English. (For more information, visit http://emaki.upatras.gr.) WEDNESDAY The social security bill is to be tabled in Parliament. Communist Party-affiliated PAME trade union to hold a 24-hour strike while a protest rally will take place at 9.30 a.m. at Kaningos Sq. Lawyers across the country walk off the job from today through July 7 protesting the government’s plans to abolish minimum fees. The American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce holds the second conference on «Best Practices of Corporate Governance,» to take place at 3 p.m. at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. Interior Minister Yiannis Ragousis will speak. (See www.amcham.gr for more.) The Mediterranean SOS Network and the Athens News Agency – Macedonian Press Agency hold a conference titled «E-Democracy and Environmental Governance,» starting 10 a.m. at the European Parliament Bureau in Athens (8 Amalias). (For further details, visit http://medsos.gr.) FRIDAY The Ionian University begins the third international seminar on information law 2010, «An Information Law for the 21st Century,» starting 7.30 p.m. at the Reading Society of Corfu. To Saturday. (See http://conferences.ionio.gr.)