THURSDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis visits Japan. To Monday. Air traffic controllers stage a 24-hour strike over financial demands. Doctors and nursing staff in Athens and Piraeus join the civil servants union’s (ADEDY) nationwide 24-hour strike. Civil Servants’ Union stages a 24-hour strike over financial demands. Protesters will hold a protest march at 11 a.m. to the Finance Ministry. Social Security Foundation (IKA) workers stage a 24-hour strike demanding further staff. Kindergarten, primary and high-school teachers, as well as university professors, stage a 48-hour strike over financial and institutional demands. Defense Minister Spilios Spiliotopoulos to inaugurate army nursery schools in Alexandroupolis, Soufli and Didymoteicho. Institute of Energy of Southeastern Europe (IENE) holds a conference on «Independent Power Generation» at 9 a.m. at the National Bank of Greece, Theodore Karatzas Building, 82-84 Aeolou St. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas expected to attend. Tel 210.362.8457 or log on www.iene.gr. SEKEM Multimachinery and Industrial Subconstruction exhibition opens its doors at the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP). To Sunday. Tel 210.608.3563 or log on www.sekemulti-machinery.gr. FRIDAY Doctors in Athens and Piraeus stage a four-hour work stoppage from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Protesters will demonstrate at 10.30 a.m. outside the Health Ministry. US Embassy in Athens, the consular section and the Consulate General in Thessaloniki will be closed in observance of Veterans Day. SATURDAY Communist-led PAME labor movement holds a demonstration at 11 a.m. at the Pedion tou Areos Park.

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