ECONOMY

Agenda

MONDAY

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is scheduled to host a meeting with his Italian counterpart Enrico Letta at noon. A press conference will follow.

European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Maria Damanaki is to meet with Charalambos Simantonis, president of the Hellenic Short Sea Shipowners’ Association, in Athens.

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) issues its June data on industrial producer prices.

The Hellenic Notary Association holds an extraordinary general meeting.

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) is set to hold its 10th Annual International Conference on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, “Management, Marketing, Economic Aspects,” at the St George Lycabettus Hotel (2 Kleomenous, Athens). To Thursday. (Info: www.atiner.gr)

ATINER holds its 9th Annual International Conference on Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences, sponsored by the Panhellenic Association for Sports Economists and Managers (PASEM), at the St George Lycabettus Hotel (2 Kleomenous, Athens). To Thursday. (Info: www.atiner.gr)

ATINER will be holding its 11th Annual International Conference on History, titled “From Ancient to Modern,” at the St George Lycabettus Hotel (2 Kleomenous, Athens). To Thursday. (Info: www.atiner.gr)

ATINER holds its Annual International Research Colloquium on Branding at the St George Lycabettus Hotel (2 Kleomenous, Athens). To Thursday. (Info: www.atiner.gr)

The University of Ioannina will hold a conference titled “Philosophy and Crisis: Responding to Challenges to Ways of Life in the Contemporary World” ahead of the World Congress Conference 2013 that opens on Sunday in Athens. To Tuesday. (Info: [email protected])

TUESDAY

Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos pays an official visit to the Pentagon in Washington DC.

A plenary sitting in Parliament will start to debate a bill submitted by the Tourism Ministry regarding the reorganization of the Greek National Tourism Organization, the simplification of procedures for strengthening tourism entrepreneurship and other related issues. To Wednesday.

Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis hosts a meeting with representatives of pharmacists’ unions to discuss proposals regarding a common policy on pharmaceuticals.

WEDNESDAY

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) is scheduled to issue its May figures on retail commerce turnover and data on passenger, cargo and vehicle traffic in Greek ports in the last quarter of 2012.

Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis visits the islands of Kastellorizo and Rhodes.

THURSDAY

Value-added tax at restaurants, bars, tavernas and other food service institutions will be reduced from 23 to 13 percent, with the exception of alcoholic drinks.

The University of Athens will hold a conference titled “Culture and Philosophy as Way of Life in Times of Global Crisis” ahead of the World Congress of Philosophy 2013 that opens on Sunday in Athens. To Saturday. (Info: [email protected])

SUNDAY

The 23rd World Congress of Philosophy, titled “Philosophy as Research and Way of Life,” opens at the University of Athens’s School of Philosophy in Zografou, organized by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies. To August 10. (Info: 210.727.7545, www.wcp2013.gr). The 12th International Conference on Philosophical Practice (ICPP) will also be held at the same venue from Sunday until August 12. (Info: www.icpp-athens2013.org)