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highlights of the month april 2016

President pays State Visit to Israel

Europe must never again become a ‘dark continent’ The President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, travelled to Israel at the invitation of his Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlin. During his three-day visit, 29th-31st of March, the President also met with the Speaker of the Knesset Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, Prime Minister Benjamin …

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Prime Minister of Portugal pays Official Visit

United Against Austerity Policies The first joint front against austerity policies and in favour of adopting alternative policies in the EU was formed by the Governments of Greece and Portugal following a joint admission by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Portuguese counterpart António Costa that the memorandums didn’t provide …

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A Visit of Hope and Solidarity

Pope Francis’s joint visit to the refugees on Lesvos Island, on April 16th, with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos was a “historic meeting that sent out very strong, global messages”. The three religious leaders greeted people staying at the Moria refugee centre in an …

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Six EU member-state Ministers carry out Solidarity Visit to Athens

We Europeans should stand together On 8th-9th April, the Alternate Foreign Minister for European Affairs, Nikos Xydakis, received in Athens six Ministers and Deputy Ministers from European Union member states. In an expression of European solidarity, the Ministers were apprised with the management of the migration/refugee crisis following last month’s …

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Visit of the Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Greece Supports BiH European Integration Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Igor Crnadak has paid a visit to Athens during which time he held talks with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias (pictured right), meeting also with the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos (pictured left) and Parliament President …

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Foreign Minister meets with Slovak Counterpart

Long tradition of friendship and responsible partnership Slovakia’s interest in constructive bilateral cooperation and an active dialogue during Slovakia’s Presidency of the Council of the EU has been conveyed by Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, to the Greek leadership in Athens. Minister Lajčák, …

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‘ASEAN: A Community of Opportunities’

The ASEAN Committee in Athens (ACAT), in cooperation with the Faculty of Turkish and Asian Studies, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, recently organised a seminar on the theme of ‘ASEAN: A Community of Opportunities’ at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The event was attended by more …

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