This Week

Monday European Commission team of advisers arrives in Athens to consult with the government over further economic reforms. Summer store sales begin today and run through August 27. Hospitals in Attica are to operate on skeleton staff due to a 24-hour strike by doctors calling for salary hikes and the creation of 1,000 extra specialist posts. University of Patras hosts educational seminar on «Modern Technology Applications in Culture and Education.» For information, log on to Communist-led unions stage protest against proposed EU adoption of anti-terrorism measures due to fears they will affect individuals’ privacy, outside the Justice Ministry at 10 a.m. Federation of Small Business Employees of Athens convenes at 7 p.m. to discuss draft law for extension of store hours. Teachers seeking posts at state primary schools and kindergartens to start submitting their applications. To July 28. Tuesday Communist-led PAME labor movement holds protest march against labor and work-hour reforms, starting in Kaningos Sq at 7.30 p.m. A similar protest will be held in Thessaloniki at the same time. Members of the General Confederation of Greek Small Businesses and Traders (GSEVEE) are to block major road junctions across the country, including the Athens-to-Thessaloniki National Road at Tempe, the Rio-to-Antirio Bridge, and the Corinth Canal, as part of their protest against draft legislation aimed at extending store hours. The Athens suburban railway, which links the capital to the airport, will be subject to disruptions from today through Thursday due to engineering work. A new children’s playground at the National Gardens is to be inaugurated during an official ceremony at 7 p.m. Fifth international conference on knowledge, culture and change in organizations. At the University of the Aegean on Rhodes. Through Friday. Wednesday Greek Orthodox clergy due to meet in Jerusalem to draw up a list of candidates to replace the former patriarch, Irenaios, with the aim of naming a successor by the end of August. Sunday The Greek police, fire services and coast guard are due to stage a protest calling for their professions to be recognized as hazardous and for wage increases.

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