Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos travels to Luxembourg to participate in the European Union’s General Affairs Council.

Deputy Development Minister Notis Mitarakis will address an event organized by the ministry and the Invest in Greece organization, titled “Facilitating Third-Country Citizens With Property Investments in Greece,” at the Foreign Ministry’s Yiannos Kranidiotis Amphitheater (1 Academias, Athens) at 11 a.m.

The Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host a workshop titled “Strategic Management and Organizational Innovation in Very Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises,” starting at 6 p.m. at the chamber’s lecture room (29 Tsimiski, Thessaloniki). (Info: 2310.370.180,


Parliament Speaker Evangelos Meimarakis will address the Conference of Speakers of EU Parliaments and of the European Parliament in Nicosia, Cyprus, on the subject of “Social Cohesion in a Period of Austerity: What Can National Parliaments Do.”

The Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) is holding an open event to present its study titled “The Contribution of Ocean-Going Shipping to the Greek Economy: Performance and Prospects,” starting at 5 p.m. at the Eugenides Foundation (387 Syngrou, Palaio Faliro, Athens). Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras will be the keynote speaker while Merchant Marine Minister Costas Mousouroulis and Union of Greek Shipowners President Theodoros Veniamis will also participate.

Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos travels to Brussels to participate in the NATO foreign ministers’ spring meeting.

Piraeus Bank holds an extraordinary general meeting to decide on the details of its share capital increase.

The Hellenic Statistical Authority publishes Bank of Greece data on arrivals from abroad of non-residents in Greece in 2012.


National Bank holds an extraordinary general meeting to decide on the details of its share capital increase, starting at 1 p.m.

Bosnian Foreign Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija makes an official visit to Athens.

Archaeology Professor H. Alan Shapiro will give a talk on “Ancient Orientalism: Athens and the Eastern ‘Other’ in the Visual Arts,” starting at 7 p.m. in the DIKEMES Auditorium (5 Stadiou Square, next to the Panathenaic Stadium). (Info: [email protected])

As is customary 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.


The National Foreign Policy Council convenes, chaired by Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos.

The newly launched Crisis Observatory of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) will host a public debate titled “The Prospects of Exiting the Crisis: Could 2013 Mark the Beginning of the Road to Recovery?” starting at 7 p.m. at the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (7 Academias, 6th Floor). (Info: 210.725.7110,

Listed companies Terna Energy and Douros hold annual general meetings.


The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry is scheduled to host an event titled “Intellectual Property and Innovative Entrepreneurship,” starting at 9 a.m. (7 Academias). (Info:

AS Company, Dimitriou and Euromedica, all listed on the Athens Exchange, are set to hold general meetings.


In cooperation with the National Technical University of Athens’s School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, the Hellenic Valuation Institute is organizing a seminar titled “The Operation of the Property Market and Greek Reality,” which will take place at the school’s amphitheater at Poytechnoupoli in Zografou, east of central Athens. (Info: