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PM Samaras: Europe is now more united and more stable than ever

Focusing on the monuments of ancient Athens around him, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras drew a parallel between antiquity and a modern, democratic Europe with shared ideals, during his address at the Ecofin dinner held at the Museum of the Acropolis on Tuesday night....


Greek Presidency already in full speed: list of agreements achieved so far

Greek Presidency’s boat sails already in full speed, even if its six-month journey has just begun. Check out a comprehensive list of agreements achieved so far in close collaboration with all EU member states and EU institutions....


Greek Presidency priorities presented at European Parliament by Prime Minister A. Samaras

The reinforcement of growth and employment, the completion of economic and monetary union as well as immigration policy were at the top of the agenda of the Greek rotating presidency of the European Union, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras noted in a speech addressed to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday.  ...


LIVE European Commission meets in Athens the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Joint press statements by José Manuel BARROSO, President of the EC, and Antonis SAMARAS, Greek Prime Minister following the European Commission visit to the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union...


President Barroso welcomes start of Greek EU presidency

President Barroso has welcomed the start of the Greek EU presidency, saying he is confident that it will be a success for Greece and for Europe. “Let’s not forget that not so much time ago, people were making speculations about a Greek exit, about the implosion of the euro, also about the implosion of the...


Official inauguration of the Greek Presidency – Zappeion Megaron

Greek ministers delivered a staunch defense of their efforts to put the economy back on track on Wednesday and said they did not want any more conditional loans from the EU or IMF, although leeway would be helpful....


Programme & Priorities of the Greek EU Presidency

Greece is assuming the Presidency of the Council of the European Union at a critical transitional juncture for Europe. The economic crisis forced the adoption of fiscal constraint policies aimed at ensuring financial stability and returning the economy to health. The extent and intensity of the crisis, as well as the resulting recession and unemployment...

Foreign Affairs Council (12.05.2014)

  The crisis in Ukraine is high on the agenda of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), starting at 9.30 (CET) on Monday 12 May in Brussels, chaired by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton. Ministers will be taking stock of ongoing work and are expected to adopt conclusions. The Council

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EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Conference: Presidency Statement (Thessaloniki, 8.5.2014)

  An EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Conference was hosted by the Greek Presidency of the Council on 8 May, in Thessaloniki. Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle, Ministers for Foreign and EU Affairs from Member States and the Western Balkans, as well as senior officials from the EEAS and the European Commission participated

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Foreign Affairs Council – Trade Issues (Brussels, 8.5.2014)

  A Foreign Affairs Council meeting on Trade issues took place in Brussels today (8.5.2014), chaired by Greek Deputy Minister of Development and Competitiveness, Notis Mitarachi. The agenda focused on progress in negotiations with the EU’s key trading partners, notably, Canada, Japan and the US. The Greek Presidency has set as one of its key

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