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This Week

Monday International Youth for Exchange and Understanding conference takes place in Athens. To Wednesday. The first Advanced Summer School in Economics and Econometrics takes place in Rethymnon, Crete. The topic is «Panel Data Econometrics» and Professor Manuel Arellano is the distinguished guest professor. To Sunday. The 4th IASME/WSEAS International conference on heat transfer, thermal engineering and environment begins in Elounda, Crete. To Wednesday. Tuesday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to visit Cyprus for talks with Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos before embarking on a tour of the Middle East. Bakoyannis is to visit Israel, Lebanon and Jordan for talks with government representatives ahead of Greece taking over the UN Security Council presidency on September 1. The Greek government honors the former foreign minister of Cyprus, George Iacovou, in a special ceremony at the Greek Embassy in Cyprus. Deputy Foreign Minister Theodoros Kassimis will represent the government and will remain in Cyprus to attend the 3rd International Youth Emigrants of Cyprus Conference (Wednesday-Friday). The 1st International Congress for Personnel Certification begins in Athens. Sponsored by the Ministry of Development. To Friday. Wednesday Economy and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis meets with the Federation of Greek Industries (SEB) to discuss the government’s economic policy and the 2007 budget. Thursday Economy and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis meets with the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) to discuss the government’s economic policy and the 2007 budget. Mobile telecommunications firm Cosmote announces its results for the first half of 2006. Emporiki Bank announces its results for the first half of 2006.