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This Week

Monday The Hellenic Foreign Trade Board hosts a meeting between Greek businessmen and the Korea Importers’ Association at the Athenaeum Inter-Continental Hotel in Athens. The meeting aims to promote Greek export products to the region. The Consular Section of the United States Embassy in Athens is closed to the public for internal administrative reasons. This closure includes the non-immigrant visa unit, federal benefits unit, American citizen services unit and passport unit. For emergencies from 8.30 a.m. until 5 p.m. call 210.720.2490 or 210.720.2491. Public Order Minister Vyron Polydoras is due to hold a meeting with representatives of opposition parties, municipal officials and business leaders to discuss the possibility of placing restrictions on some public protests in central Athens. Tuesday A rally organized by the Greek Social Forum will start at 6 p.m. outside Athens University to protest the police violence during the anniversary celebrations of the 1973 Polytechnic student uprising. The Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research hosts a conference on entrepreneurship in Greece at the Athens Concert Hall. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas will give a speech at 5.30 p.m. Wednesday State hospitals across the country are due to operate on emergency staff as doctors and staff stage a 24-hour strike. Workers are reacting to the introduction of an EU directive dictating that doctors work no more than 58 hours a week. They are insisting that their wages remain unchanged and are calling for the recruitment of more staff. A 48-hour hospital strike is planned for December 5 and 6. OTE telecom announces third-quarter earnings. Thursday National Bank of Greece announces third-quarter earnings. Friday The Danish Embassy together with the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), in view of the publication of the book «Tying Greece to the West: US-West German-Greek Relations 1949-74» by Mogens Pelt, will host a discussion at 7.15 p.m. at the Danish Institute (14A Herefontos, Ag. Aikaterini Square, Plaka) on Greek-German relations from 1949 until the present. For further information, call 210.932.242. The 4th International Sun and Shadow Exhibition on construction, energy and the environment begins at ExpoAthens in Anthoussa, northeast Athens. For further information, visit www.sunandshadow.gr. To Monday. The Institute of Communication hosts a workshop on crisis management. For further information, visit www.instofcom.gr.