ECONOMY

Agenda

Monday Employees at Greek State Radio and Television (ERT) set to stage 48-hour-strike. Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas begins a two-day visit in Paris. He is scheduled to meet with French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner on bilateral ties, the European prospect of western Balkan countries and EU enlargement. A press conference will follow. Public Power Corporation union GENOP-DEI to stage a demonstration at 6 p.m. outside the company’s headquarters before marching to the Finance Ministry. PPC employees will stage 24-hour strike tomorrow. A photograph exhibition titled «Third Nature» opens today at the Antonopoulou Art Gallery (20 Aristofanous, Psyrri) and runs through July 9. Organized by the Greek nongovernmental organization Green Project, the exhibition features work related to nature and the environment. Tel. 210.321.4994 The 2010 Mediterranean Oil & Gas Conference, organized by the MEES-Middle East Economic Survey, begins. The three-day conference starts at 7.30 p.m. at the Hypatia Mansion on Patission Street, featuring foreign and Greek politicians. Tel. 210.729.7101, www.energystreamcmg.com Tuesday Labor Ministry holds conference on Safety and Heath at the Workplace, starting at 9 a.m. at the Imperial Hotel (2 Achilleos & Karaiskaki). Tel. 210.321.4310, www.enterprise-hellas.gr mGeneral Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) and civil servants’ union ADEDY hold a 24-hour strike opposing government’s social security and labor measures. ESIEA journalists’ union to participate in strike. The Third International Black Sea Symposium titled «The Black Sea Region in Flux» starts at the Danae Hotel, on the Argosaronic island of Aegina. Organized by the International Center for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS), it runs through Sunday. Tel. 210.324.2321, www.icbss.org Wednesday The Constantine Karamanlis Institute For Democracy hosts a lecture on «Political Leadership in Greece amid Turbulent Times» by Sir Michael Llewelly Smith, historian and former ambassador of the United Kingdom to Greece. The lecture takes place at 7.30 p.m. at the amphitheater of the B&M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts & Music (9 Vas. Sophias). Tel 210.725.7495 The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce hosts dinner. Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou to speak at 8.30 p.m. at the Grande Bretagne Hotel. The British-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce hosts conference titled «Europe’s Hour,» starting at 5 p.m. at the French Institute (21 Sina). Tel. 210.721.0361, www.bhcc.gr Thursday European Parliament Bureau in Athens and the Belgian Embassy hold press conference presenting the priorities of Belgium’s EU rotating presidency. Starts at 10.30 a.m. and will be held at the European Parliament’s Athens office (Amalias 8). Friday The Athens University of Economics and Business is organizing a conference on «Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation» to take place at 11.45 a.m. at the Grecotel Kalliston Hotel in Hania, Crete. www.cresse.info The exhibition titled «Marathon: On the Work of Eight Contemporary Greek Artists» opens today at European Cultural Center of Delphi (Frynichos Theater Exhibition Hall) and will run through August 1. Today there will be also an international symposium titled «Marathon, the Day After» starting at 9 p.m. at the Center’s conference venue. Tel. 210.331.2781-5