Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov begins a two-day visit to Greece. He will meet President Karolos Papoulias, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos.

The troika’s technical team begins a new round of inspections at state agencies and ministries.

Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos to meet at 3.45 p.m. with Danish Parliamentary Speaker Mogens Lykketoft.

Irish European Affairs Minister Paschal Donohoe visits Athens. He will have a working lunch with Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Kourkoulas.

The Navarino Network, the Center of Social Relations of Coventry University, the British Council and the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies in Jordan, organize a one-day event titled “Strengthening the Values of Christian-Islamic Coexistence in Greece.” At the New City Hall in Thessaloniki from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will be in English with translations into Greek and Arabic. (Info: 2310.378314,

Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) to issue its September data on industry producer prices.


The 15th InfoCom World and the 6th InfoCom Media conferences are taking place at the Divani Caravel Athens hotel, 2 Vassileos Alexandrou, from 9 a.m. (Info:

The Association of Solar Energy Producers (SPEF) organizes a protest rally outside the Environment Ministry at 11 a.m.

The Thessaloniki Chamber of Small Industries holds a press conference to present its on “The Present and the Future of Professions Related to Construction Activity.”

As on the last Wednesday of every month, the Consular Section of the US Embassy in Athens will be closed to the public for internal administrative reasons. This closure includes the non-immigrant visa unit, immigrant visa unit, federal benefits unit, American citizen services unit, and passport unit.

Listed company Nakas holds its annual general meeting of shareholders.


European Commissioner for Energy Guenther Oettinger starts a two-day visit to Athens. He will meet with Greek Environment and Energy Minister Yiannis Maniatis.

The Center of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) hosts a one-day event on “Challenges and Prospects of the Greek Economy.” Keynote speakers include Alternate Finance Minister Christos Staikouras and former Finance Minister Filippos Sachinidis. At 11 Amerikis, Athens, from 1 p.m. Admission is free. (Info:

Oracle Day 2013, themed “Converge. Connect. Empower the Modern Enterprise,” takes place at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel, 89-93 Syngrou, Athens, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Info: 210.678.9200,

The Personalized Medicine and Innovation conference is held at the Dais Conference Center, 151 Mesogeion, Maroussi, Athens, under the auspices of the University of Athens Medical School. (Info: 210.661.7777,

Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) to publish its August data on retail turnover and on road traffic accidents, as well as its first-quarter figures on passenger and cargo traffic from Greek ports.


Fall retail sales begin, lasting until November 9.


Helexpo organizes Furnidec Business and the Athens Interior Show at the Helexpo Palace in Athens, 39 Kifissias, Maroussi. To November 4. (Info:

The Fthinoporini Katoikia home innovation exhibition opens at the Old Athens Airport at Elliniko. To November 10. (Info:

The Kosmima 2013 jewelry exhibition opens at the Helexpo center in Thessaloniki. To November 4. (Info:

The German-Greek Chamber of Commerce and Industry holds its second workshop for the promotion of Greek-German business relations.


Stores will be open as on the first Sunday of every sales period. Unions prepare a protest rally in central Athens against the Sunday opening of stores.