Kathimerini and the International Herald Tribune organize a conference on “Democracy Under Pressure,” on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of their joint venture, Kathimerini English Edition. Speakers will include Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt. At 5 p.m. at the Stoa of Attalos, Ancient Agora of Athens. (Info:

Secondary school teachers, as well as employees of the Manpower Organization (OAED) and of social security funds begin a five-day strike. Most universities will also remain closed. Primary education teachers will hold a work stoppage from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Private school teachers begin a 48-hour strike.

The 3rd Russian-Hellenic Social Forum opens at Zappeio Hall at 6 p.m., in the presence of the Russian Federation Council chairwoman Valentina Matviyenko and the speaker of the Greek Parliament, Evangelos Meimarakis. The forum continues on Tuesday in Kavouri, southern Athens.

The Piraeus Chamber of Small and Medium-Sized Industries hosts an informative event on the National Strategic Reference Framework’s program for boosting enterprises’ exports and competitiveness. At 111 Karaiskou Street, Piraeus. (Info:

EDRA – The “Social Cooperative Action for Vulnerable Groups” organizes a one-day event titled: “100 Mirrors Plan: Instruments to Promote Entrepreneurship for Women.” At 4 p.m. at the Aoos Hall, Stanley Hotel, 1 Odysseos, Athens. (Info:

Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) to publish its second-quarter data on employment in retail commerce.

The Shopping Destinations Forum takes place at the Grande Bretagne Hotel in central Athens. (Info: 210.661.7777, [email protected])


Prime Minister Antonis Samaras travels to Brussels where he will have separate meetings with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Parliament Speaker Martin Schultz.

Lawyers begin a two-day walkout, while hospital doctors begin a three-day strike.

The Electronic Entrepreneurship Laboratory of the Athens University of Economics and Business (ELTRUN) and Marketing Week magazine present the first Social Media Awards, recognizing outstanding social media usage. (Info: 210.661.7777,

Listed company Technical Publications holds its annual general meeting.


Civil servants union ADEDY begins a two-day strike.

Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) to publish its July data on the Greek merchant fleet and the balance of payments.

The British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce holds its Back to Business BBQ 2013 from 8-11 p.m. at the gardens of the British Archaeological School, 52 Souidias, Kolonaki, Athens. (Info:


The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce organizes the 12th HealthWorld Conference: “From the Memorandum to the Reconstruction of Greece’s Healthcare System.” At the Ledra Marriott Hotel, 115 Syngrou, Athens. To Friday. (Info:

The 6th Balkan Conference on Informatics (BCI) opens at Thessaloniki, alongside the 17th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics. To Saturday. (Info:,

ELSTAT to issue July data on industrial turnover and new orders, and its second-quarter workforce survey.


The 60th Modern Creations exhibition of jewelry and gifts opens at the MEC in Peania, eastern Attica. For professionals only. To September 23. (Info: 210.975.2012,

Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) to publish its August figures on new buildings’ construction material prices.


The Hellenic-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry holds a bilingual seminar titled “Exchange-Knowledge-Trust,” at the Stratos Vassilikos Hotel, 114 Michalakopoulou, Athens, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Info:

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