ECONOMY

Agenda

Monday A debate titled «The European Vision Has Failed» will take place at the Athens Concert Hall, starting at 7 p.m. Professors from different Greek universities will form two teams: Euroskeptics versus Euroreformists. (Info: tel 210.728.2725) Prime Minister George Papandreou visits Paris for two days to chair a meeting of Socialist International. Today he meets with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Representatives from the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank, collectively known as the troika, are to visit Athens to check progress in the country’s fiscal consolidation. They will meet with top government officials. The Communist Party is organizing protest rallies in Athens and Thessaloniki in view of the troika visit. In Athens, protesters will gather at 6 p.m. in Syntagma Square, where Communist Party leader Aleka Papariga will speak. In Thessaloniki, the rally will take place at 7 p.m. at the Venizelos statue. Tuesday The European Commission Representation in Athens holds a press conference to present the «5th Report for the European Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion,» at 12.30 p.m. at the European Parliament Bureau in Athens (8 Amalias). (Info: 210.727.2105) The Athens Hoteliers’ Union is holding a general meeting at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens, starting at 2 p.m. Minister of Culture and Tourism Pavlos Geroulanos will speak. (Info: tel 210.323.5485) Thursday An international conference titled «The Press and the European Mass Media Toward the Economic Crisis» will be hosted by the European Parliament Bureau in collaboration with the embassies of Hungary, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Germany in Greece. The conference will begin at 7 p.m. at the Athens Concert Hall. Alternate Culture Minister Tilemachos Hytiris will make the opening address. (Info: tel 210.327.8911) The Greek Board of Appraisers nonprofit partnership holds its first general assembly and conference, starting at 6 p.m. at the Intercontinental Hotel in Athens. (Info: www.ebeth.gr) Papazisis Publications and the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) present the Greek edition of «Aftershocks: Economic Crisis and Institutional Choice,» a book which was first published in 2009 by the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy, at 12.30 p.m. at the Foreign Ministry’s Yiannis Kranidiotis Amphitheater (1 Academias). For information, call 210.725.7124 or log on to www.eliamep.gr. Friday The 14th annual Logistics congress focusing on «Redefining the value chain, in a dynamic environment» to take place at the Zappeion Mansion. (Info: tel 210.661.7777, www.14logistics-congress2010.gr) Makedonia Press Group is holding a forum titled «Culture and Tourism of Northern Greece,» starting at 5.30 p.m. at the Byzantine Museum of Thessaloniki. Minister of Culture and Tourism Pavlos Geroulanos is expected to present the perspective of cultural and tourism development in northern Greece. To Saturday. (Info: tel 2310.560.000, to www.makthes.gr) The fourth Panhellenic congress focusing on «Standardization, Models & Quality» starts at 9 a.m. at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki’s Tsoumis Amphitheater. To Saturday. (Info: tel 2310.286.680, http://protypation.web.auth.gr/4-Conference/index.htm) The IDC Business Intelligence Roadshow 2010, titled «Prioritizing for Renewed Opportunities,» starts at 9 a.m. at the Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens. Registration/info: http://www.idc-cema.com/?showproduct=38455)