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Thursday Communist Party General Secretary Aleka Papariga holds a press conference titled «Elections – the Problems of Attica and the Position of the Communist Party,» at 12.30 p.m. at the party’s offices at Panepistimiou and Themistocleous. The Primary School Teachers’ Federation (DOE) stages a 24-hour strike to protest planned changes to preschool education. Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras to address a conference titled «Judicial Reforms,» at 8 p.m. in Corinth hosted by the city’s Bar Association. Synaspismos Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos visits Trikala. The General Secretariat for Industry and The National Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Handicrafts (EOMMEX) will hold a conference titled «Youth and Women Entrepreneurship,» at 10 a.m. at the Technological and Cultural Park of Lavrion. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas to attend. Tel. 210.749.1273 or visit www.eommex.gr. The European Parliament’s office in Greece and the embassies of France, Germany, Spain and Italy in Athens hold a conference titled «Printed Media in Europe,» at 9.30 a.m. at the Old Parliament. Tel. 210.339.1035 or visit www.ambafrance-gr.org. The 18th conference of the National Union of University Students of Greece (EFEE) begins in Athens. To Sunday. Friday President Karolos Papoulias to be honored by the Society of Greek Philologists (EEF) for his contribution to promoting the Greek language and culture, at a special event at 7.30 p.m. at the Parnassos Philological Society’s concert hall in central Athens. The European Parliament’s office in Athens hosts an open conference-debate titled «The Political Discussion on the Future of Europe,» at 12.30 p.m. at the Ianos bookstore. Tel. 210.327.8911. Shareholders of the National Bank of Greece will hold a general meeting at noon at the bank’s headquarters on Aeolou Street. The Hellenic Association of Young Entrepreneurs (OESYNE) hosts a conference titled «Greece: Hub of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Cooperation for the Eurasian Territory,» at the NJV Athens Plaza Hotel. To Saturday. Log on to www.yes.be. Saturday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis visits Vietnam.