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This Week

Monday President of Lancia Oliver Francois and CEO of Fiat Hellas Jerome Monce hold a press conference at the Zappeion Hall in view of the exhibition «Lancia Tour Italian Design» to be held in Athens between November 7 and 12. Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis makes a working visit to Munich, Germany. During his stay, Stylianidis will be attending a business conference and meeting with the local authorities of Bavaria. A NATO military exercise, focusing on the exchange of electronic communications, «Spartan Hammer,» takes place in Greece with the involvement a dozen NATO countries. The exercise will test the real-time exchange of information. To November 18. Tuesday The Center for Renewable Energy Sources hosts a conference titled «Retrofitting of Social Housing: Financing and Policy Options» in Thessaloniki. For more information log on to http://www.cres.gr/conference/. To Wednesday. Wednesday City and Financial organizes the 7th Annual PPP European Summit (formerly the PPP Global Summit), which will take place at the Royal Palace Hotel in Athens. The pre-conference seminar is on Wednesday, while the actual conference is on Thursday and Friday. Speakers include Economy and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis. For more information, log on to www.cityandfinancial.com/conferences/. The Fulbright Association hosts a open day for post graduate studies in the US at 3 p.m. at its headquarters, 8 Vassilisis Sofias. For further information, call 210.722.6510. Thursday A two-day conference organized by the Constantine Mitsotakis Foundation and titled «The 1946 Elections» is held at the amphitheater at Karatza Mansion in Aeolou Street. Mitsotakis, a former prime minister, is expected to open the conference. To Friday. State primary school teachers stage a 24-hour strike to protest the government’s refusal to increase their basic pay. Friday The 2nd International Tourism Forum is held on Rhodes, focusing on «Competitiveness through Sustainability: Opportunities and Challenges for the Mediterranean.» The conference is organized under the scientific auspices of the United Nations Environment Program Division of Technology, Industry and Economics. To Saturday. Saturday The 3rd International Conference on Open and Distance Learning «Applications of Pedagogy and Technology» takes place in Patras. For more information visit www.confer.upatras.gr. To Monday.