ECONOMY

Agenda

MONDAY Prime Minister George Papandreou is on a visit to the United States until Thursday. The Education Ministry is to hold a press conference to present new e-services in education. Agricultural Development and Food Minister Costas Skandalidis is to attend an informal meeting of European Union agricultural ministers in Brussels. TUESDAY The Alba Graduate Business School begins a four-day seminar on «Negotiations,» taking place at the school’s premises in southern Athens (Athinas & 2 Areos, Vouliagmeni). To Saturday (Info: 210.896.4531) World Alzheimer’s Day. Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Giorgos Nikitiadis is to open the «Eretria: Insights into an Ancient City» exhibition at the Museum of Ancient Art in Basel, Switzerland. Labor Minister Louka Katseli is to meet with the board of the General Confederation of Greek Labor. The 6th Information Technology Forum gets under way at the Pentelikon Hotel in Kifissia. (Info: tel 210.606.2198, www.kpmg.gr) The Representation of the European Commission in Greece and the Information Society and Media Directorate General will hold a press conference to present the «Digital Agenda for Europe,» at 12.30 p.m. at the European Parliament Bureau in Athens (21 Amalias). WEDNESDAY On this occasion of World Car-Free Day, the Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry is to host an exhibition of photographs titled «The Story of Transport in Thessaloniki.» Organized by the Thessaloniki Photography Museum, the exhibition will run through September 30. (Info: www.ebeth.gr) The first «Green Drinks Athens 1» meeting, titled «Environment & Sustainability,» takes place at Ianos bookstore (24 Stadiou), starting at 6 p.m. Organized by the British Council in Athens, the event focuses on environmental problems in Greece while certain policies and actions will be explored. (Info: tel 210.369.2342, www.greendrinks.gr) THURSDAY The third Greek-Arab Economic Forum, focusing on «Fostering Business Alliances to Tap Emerging Opportunities,» starts at the Divani Apollon Hotel in Kavouri. Organized by the Arab-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Development in collaboration with the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), the three-day conference aims to boost economic collaboration. Prime Minister George Papandreou, the UAE’s Minister for Economy Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri and other politicians will speak. To Monday. (Info: tel 210.671.1210) Communist Party-affiliated trade union PAME holds a rally at 6.30 p.m. in Omonia Sq to protest the government’s new austerity measures, including hikes in heating oil and electricity prices. The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) is hosting a lecture titled «How to Prevent Another Global Financial Crisis,» by Leszek Balcerowicz, a former minister and former president of the National Bank of Poland. The lecture starts at 12.30 p.m. at the Bank of Greece’s head offices (Ed. Lo & Stadiou). (Info: www.eliamep.gr) The Polish Embassy in Athens holds a lecture on «Crisis in the Eurozone: Problems and Solutions» delivered by Leszek Balcerowicz, a former minister and former president of the National Bank of Poland, in collaboration with the Constantine Karamanlis Institute for Democracy, starting at 7 p.m. at the Theocharakis Foundation (9 Vas. Sofias & 1 Merlin, tel 210.725.7495). FRIDAY The British Council in Thessaloniki begins a conference on «Equal Opportunities and Respect to Individuality at Workplace» at 6 p.m. at the CEDEFOR premises (123 Evropis, Thessaloniki). Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Spyros Vougias will make the opening speech. (Info: www.britishcouncil.org/greece)