ECONOMY

Agenda

MONDAY – Minister of Economy, Competitiveness and Merchant Marine Louka Katseli to present the 2010-2013 National Support Plan for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. The conference will take place at 9.30 a.m. at the amphitheater of the General Secretariat of Communication (11 Frangoudi in Kallithea). – Deputy Foreign Minister Spyros Kouvelis begins a two-day visit to Libya. – The 45th round of Greek-Turkish exploratory talks begin in Istanbul. – Archbishop Ieronymos on visit to Brussels on invitation by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. – Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas to meet with visiting Cyprus Foreign Minister Markos Kyprianou. – Environment Minister Tina Birbili holds press conference at noon to present the programs «Painting Buildings’ Rear Facade» and «Green Roofs.» – Education Minister Anna Diamantopoulou holds press conference at 12.30 p.m. on research and technology issues. – Museum of Natural History to host exhibition titled «The Antikythera Mechanism: Insights of the Astronomy and Technology of the Era,» in collaboration with the National Research Foundation. www.antikythera-mechanism.gr – Events commemorating the 36th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus are held across the country. At 8.30 p.m., author and historian Yiannis Spanos will speak at a conference titled «Cyprus, A Land of Suffering and Contribution to National Battles» organized by the Foundation of Thracian Art and Tradition in Xanthi. http://fthrace.blogspot.com WEDNESDAY – Praksis NGO holds press conference on «The Authoritarian Shift of the Greek State and the Violation of Migrants and Refugees’ Rights,» at noon at the Foreign Press Association (23 Academias). Political officials, representatives of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the Citizen’s Advocate and lawyers will take part. – Labor and Social Insurance Minister Andreas Loverdos holds a press conference at noon. THURSDAY – Event focusing on issues related to tourism to take place in Thessaloniki as part of the «Greek Tourism 2020» action program conducted by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE). Tel. 210.321.7165, www.sete.gr – The Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) holds a conference on development, in collaboration with organizations including the Greek Bar Association, the Greek Chemists’ Association and the Athens Pharmaceutical Association. The conference will take place at noon at TEE’s new conference hall at 4 Nikis. Former ministers Gerasimos Arsenis, Costis Hatzidakis and Yiannis Dragasakis will speak. www.tee.gr – Agrotypos holds conference on «Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions – An Opportunity to Boost Greek Products» to take place from 2.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. at the Civitel Olympic Hotel in Maroussi. www.agrotypos.gr FRIDAY – The Center for Training and Development in collaboration with Traveling Internet hold a two-day seminar on Internet operations and techniques with a focus on search engine optimization. The seminar will take place in Arachova and Delphi and is mainly addressed to website designers, webmasters and marketing executives. Tel. 210.994.0109 SATURDAY – An official event commemorating the 36th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus will be held at 11 a.m. at the Presidential Mansion. SUNDAY – The seventh international congress of the Arcadians abroad starts at the cultural center of Tripoli. To July 29.