Karl-Heinz Lambertz is the President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) since July 2017. He has been a CoR member since 2001 and was President of the CoR's PES Group from 2011 until 2015.  After a number of functions linked to his ac…

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Following a debate of five days in the Greek parliament, the 2016 budget was approved in the early hours of Sunday morning with a total of 153 SYRIZA- ANEL coalition MPs in favor of the budget plan, 145 opposition MPs against and two MPs be…

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The Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul is holding a series of monthly lectures entitled “Remembering the Ottoman Past in the Eastern Mediterranean”, at the Sismanoglio Mansion. The series, which began last month…

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Dr Angeliki Dimitriadi, Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), and Visiting Fellow at the ECFR Berlin Office since November 2015, argued in a recent commentary on the refugee crisis titled &l…

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Irish author, critic and columnist, Richard Pine has written critical works on Irish playwright Brian Friel and Anglo-Irish novelist Lawrence Durrell. He worked for the Irish national broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann…

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On 5 May 2018, the Council of the EU and the European Council opened their doors to the public, as part of the annual celebrations for Europe Day 2018. Visitors had the opportunity to visit the member-states' stands in the "Justus Lipsius" building,…

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Parliamentary session (11.7.2017) regarding the outcome of the Conference on Cyprus, which was concluded a few days ago in Crans Montana (Switzerland), showcased that, although negotiations failed because of Turkey’s persistence in retaining in…

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The Greek government has launched a special newsletter aimed at keeping citizens and media properly informed on all issues related to the refugee and migrant situation in the country. The newsletter will be issued periodically; this first…

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The birth of theatre has always been considered one of Greece’s most prominent contributions to world culture. And yet, relatively little is known internationally about Greece’s vibrant contemporary theatre scene. A great number of visio…

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Valia Aranitou is Assistant professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Crete and Director of the Institute of commerce and services, National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce. Here are selected parts of her interview with Pavlo…

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