THURSDAY Transport Minister Michalis Liapis meets with disabled basketball players and track athletes. Bank employees stage a 48-hour strike over pension fund demands. Employees at the Athens Metro stage a four-hour work stoppage from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. protesting at the possibility of company’s privatization. PASOK political council convenes. The Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece (KEDKE) holds a conference on «Local Authorities and Sports,» at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Neo Faliron. To tomorrow. For details, log on to www.kedke.gr. Deputy Interior Minister Thanassis Nakos presents the Development Program for Local Authorities, Thiseas, at 10.30 a.m. at the Thessaloniki Port. FRIDAY The Organization Against Drugs (OKANA) holds a conference on «Drug Use Prevention Centers in Greece: Developments and Perspectives,» at the cultural center of the Municipality of Athens, 4 p.m. To Saturday. Tel. 210.889.8200 or log on to www.okana.gr. The National Center for Public Administration and Self-Government (EKDDA), in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), holds a conference on «Human Trafficking,» on the island of Corfu. To Sunday. Tel. 210.349.6400. Prefecture of Central Macedonia holds a conference on «New Vision – Common Course – Development Strategy for 2007-2013,» at the Kempinski Nikopolis Hotel in Thessaloniki. To Saturday. Tel. 2310.409.169. Olympic Airways technicians stage a 24-hour strike demanding the reorganization of the company’s technical support staff. Archbishop Christodoulos visits the Patriarchate in Phanar, Istanbul. Tax employees stage a 24-hour strike over institutional and financial demands. SUNDAY President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias makes official visit to Austria. To Tuesday.

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