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Greek Presidency decorates Justus Lipsius building: A synthesis of contemporary Greek art, traditional patterns and philosophy

The "Decorating the Council 2014" project was inspired by the unique facade decoration engravings (called “xysta”) on traditional housing of Pyrgi village, on the island of Chios, merging the traditional with the futuristic.

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Logo Presentation of the Greek Presidency 2014 of the European Union

Each country holding the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union selects its own presidency logo, which serves as an integral visual symbol for the Presidency: a defining feature of each Presidency’s identity and a statement conveying its message to Europe and the world.
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Greece’s Past EU Presidencies

The Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which begins on 1 January 2014, is Greece’s fifth since its accession to the then European Economic Community (EEC), in 1981. In contrast to the previous Presidency – from January to June 2003 – which added another milestone in the EU’s enlargement process with the accession of 10 new member states, the next one comes at a turning point, as most of Europe has been grappling with years of financial and economic crisis, recession and unemployment.

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Seven points about the provisional website

The provisional website of the upcoming Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union will function until the end of December 2013, when it will be replaced by its final version.