ECONOMY

Agenda

Monday The board of the Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece (KEDKE) meets at noon. During the meeting the union’s chairman, Nikitas Kaklamanis, will discuss the results of his talks with Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou. The finances of Athens municipalities will also be on the agenda. Fotis Kouvelis, the leader of the newly formed Democratic Left political party, is scheduled to speak at the Electra Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki at 8 p.m. The 7th International Conference on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies, titled «Where Sciences Meet Together,» starts at 5 p.m. at the Alexandros Palace Hotel in Halkidiki. To Wednesday. For further details, log on to www.auth.gr. The European Center for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) begins a two-day workshop on «Vocational Education and Training at European Qualification Framework Level 6 to 8,» starting at 2 p.m. at its premises in Thessaloniki. For further information, log on to www.cedefop.europa.eu. Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University starts a conference titled «Nonlinear Dynamics and Complexity: Theory, Methods and Applications,» at 9 a.m. at the Philippion Hotel in the northern port city. To Friday. For further information, log on to www.auth.gr. The Synaspismos Political Movement of Ilioupoli is organizing a conference titled «New Social Security Bill – New Labor Relations,» starting at 7.30 p.m. at Ilioupoli’s Small Theater (Mnisikleous & Idras). For details, log on to www.syn.gr. Tuesday The annual album titled «EuroCharity Yearbook 2009: It’s a Matter of Culture…» will be presented during an event that starts at 6.30 p.m. at the Old Parliament building in Athens. For further details, log on to www.eurocharity.gr. The Federation of Municipal Workers’ Associations (POE-OTA) holds a three-hour sit-in protest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to express opposition to the government’s social security reforms. The Public Debt Management Agency is scheduled to auction 26-week treasury bills. The General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) begins a conference at 10 a.m. at the Galatia Saranti Amphitheater in Maroussi (37 Andrea Papandreou). For details, call 210.771.1519 or log on to www.gsrt.gr. Wednesday Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), is scheduled to address the Youth of Synaspismos at 8.30 p.m. at Metro Square in Aegaleo, western Attica. Tsipras will speak on the latest political developments and austerity measures. Thursday The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) releases April unemployment data. The summer sales start and will run until the end of August. The Research and Training Institute of the East Aegean (INEAG) is organizing the eighth international conference on «Information Communication Technologies in Health» in collaboration with the University of Athens at the INEAG Conference Center on the island on Samos, running to Saturday. For additional information, call 210.771.1519 or log on to www.ineag.gr/ICICTH. Members of the Civil Servants’ Union (ADEDY) stage a work stoppage from 11 a.m. until the end of the shift opposing social security and pension measures. At noon, protesters will march to the Parliament. Saturday Environment Minister Tina Birbiliis to chair the first meeting of the new interministerial National Water Commission, made up of ministers of the environment, infrastructure, economy, finance, internal affairs, health and agricultural development. Future strategies for the protection of Greece’s water resources will be on the agenda.