NEWS

This Week

Monday Employment Minister Fani Palli-Petralia to meet with representatives of the General Confederation of Greek Small Businesses and Traders (GSEVEE) for talks about pension reforms. Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis to meet with the rectors of the University of Athens, the National Technical University of Athens and the Athens University of Economics and Business. Culture Minister Michalis Liapis to meet with the leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), Alekos Alavanos. At 7 p.m., he will award the State Prizes for Literature at the Benaki Museum. For details, call 210.820.1703-7. The Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) is hosting a conference on «The Consequences of Noise Pollution in Urban Centers: Necessary Measures and Interventions,» at the offices of the Piraeus Prefecture, Ermoupoleos & 1 Piliou. Tel. 210.329.1252 or log on to www.tee.gr. Shareholders of publishing company Kathimerini hold extraordinary general meeting at 10 a.m. at its head offices in Faliron. Tuesday Winter sales begin and will last through the month of February. Employment Minister Fani Palli-Petralia to meet with representatives of the Civil Servants’ Union (ADEDY). Federation of Greek Port Employees (OMYLE) to stage a 48-hour strike opposing the privatization of part of the ports’ cargo section (SEMPO). The Union of Greek Leasing Companies holds a press conference about the first Greek leasing congress to be held on January 29 in Athens, at noon at the Athens Hilton hotel. Thursday The Society of Greek Physicists (EEF) hosts the second international interdisciplinary conference «Science and Art: Avenues Toward Beauty and Truth,» at the Technopolis complex in Gazi. To Sunday. Tel. 210.363.5701 or log on to www.eef.gr. Friday University of Patras in collaboration with Athens College hold a conference on «One Year after the Appilication of New Analytical Programs. What has Changed,» starting at 4 p.m. at at the College’s facilities in Psychico. Tel. 210.679.8145 or log on to www.upatras.gr. Saturday The eighth panhellenic wine exhibition «Oinotelia» opens at the Athens Concert Hall. To Sunday.