Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson met in Athens on March 12 2020 to discuss the complex situation that Greek authorities had had to deal with recently on the eastern borders of the country. Mr Mit…

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The Secretariat General for Public Diplomacy, Religious and Consular Affairs of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently inaugurated a series of in-service seminars, with the first, “Public Diplomacy in Practice”, taking place in At…

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Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou was elected by the Hellenic Parliament as the new President of the Hellenic Republic on 22 January 2020 with 261 votes in favour. She will succeed Prokopis Pavlopoulosafter the end of the latter's term; she is due to be swor…

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Greece has a new National Plan for Energy and Climate (NPEC) that was presented in December 2019 following a public consultation and a debate in the Greek Parliament. The NPEC is an ambitious plan in accordance with the UN Agenda 2030 and its 17 glo…

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Greeks living abroad did not have the right to vote in the Greek national elections from their place of residence until recently, when the Greek Parliament adopted a bill on voting rights for diaspora Greeks. The bill was passed on December 11 with…

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“Greek Public Diplomacy and its contribution to the country’s image abroad” is the title of a presentation by Mary Vaxevanidou, Head of the International Communication Directorate of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at a confe…

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On 7 November 2019, the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament, Konstantinos Tasoulas, declared the commencement of the proceedings of the "Greece 2021" Committee and its cooperation with the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democra…

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Refugee and migrant arrivals on the Eastern Mediterranean countries have considerably increased since the beginning of 2019 and a further expansion is expected as a result of the recent turmoil in the broader region of Syria. According to UNHCR data…

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