OPINION

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THURSDAY Communist Party General Secretary Aleka Papariga to meet Technical Chamber of Greece representatives at 10.15 a.m. Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis to meet with EU Commissioner for Consumer Protection Meglena Kuneva. Technical college (TEI) lecturers hold a 24-hour strike to press demands relating to pay and working conditions. The Kalofolia Express Group and the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece host the Leaders of the New Economy Forum starting at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Thessaloniki. Deputy Development Minister Stavros Kalafatis will attend. Tel. 2310.238970 or log on to www.sbbe.gr. Aristotle University holds first «Neuromuscular» symposium starting at 5.30 p.m. at the Electra Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki. To tomorrow. For details, log on to www.forumcongress.com. The Hellenic Wind Energy Association (ELETAEN) is hosting a conference on «Wind Energy and Economic Growth,» at 9 a.m. at National Technical University of Athens. Development Minister Christos Folias and PASOK MP Anna Diamantopoulou will speak. For details, log on to www.eletaen.gr. Unions to stage a protest rally at 10 a.m. outside Parliament opposing social security reforms. Eco-Q magazine is hosting a conference on «Quality and Food Safety,» at 8.30 a.m. at the Porto Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki. Tel. 2310.504.504. SATURDAY New Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos to be enthroned at 11 a.m. at Athens Cathedral. The Hellas Pharm 2008 pharmaceutical congress and exhibition begins at the Helexpo Palace in Maroussi, hosted by the Pharmaceutical Associations of Athens and Piraeus. To Sunday. An international conference on «The Pharmacist’s Social Role in Modern Greece,» will be held within the framework of the exhibition. For further details, tel 210.522.1163 or visit www.fsa.gr.