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THURSDAY Bank employees continue rolling 48-hour strikes over pension fund demands. Employees at the Land Registry stage a four-hour work stoppage from 8 a.m. to noon demanding more staff and better work conditions. Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece (KEDKE), in cooperation with the Municipality of Athens, holds a conference on «Metropolitan Governance,» at 9 a.m. at the Divani Caravel Hotel. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis to speak. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.389.9600 or log on to www.kedke.gr. 52nd historic Acropolis Rally begins. To Sunday. PASOK leader George Papandreou visits Sofia to speak at the last pre-electoral campaign of the Bulgarian Socialist Party. Professors at technical colleges hold a 48-hour strike over financial demands. To tomorrow. FRIDAY General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) holds a 24-hour strike. Protesters will demonstrate at 10.30 a.m. outside the Finance Ministry. Civil Servants’ Union (ADEDY) stages a three-hour work stoppage from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in solidarity with the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) strike. Employees at public utilities (DEKO) join in the general 24-hour strike. Communist-affiliated labor movement PAME stages a demonstration at 10 a.m. at Kaningos Sq in solidarity with the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) strike. Bus employees in Athens and Thessaloniki stage a work stoppage from the beginning of their shift until 8 a.m. and from 9 p.m. until the end of their shift. Employees at the Athens metro and the Athens-Piraeus electric railway stage a 24-hour strike. PASOK leader George Papandreou visits Vienna to attend meeting of the European Socialist Party. To Saturday. Defense Ministry, in cooperation with the University of Patras, holds a conference on «Environment-Health: Defense Activities in Peacetime,» to be held at 7.30 p.m. at the Patras Palace Hotel. For details, log on to www.upatras.gr. SATURDAY Synaspismos Left Coalition central political committee holds a two-day meeting at the Peace and Friendship Stadium to discuss local government issues. To Sunday. PASOK leader George Papandreou to speak at the party’s regional congress in Crete. Euro50 Group, in cooperation with the Institute for Research and Policy Strategy (INERPOST), holds a public discussion on «European Monetary Union: Perspectives and Challenges for a New Economic Architecture,» at 9 a.m. at Zappeion Hall. Deputy Finance Minister Petros Doukas to speak. Tel. 210 366.8800.