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  • EUThe Presidency (EU)

Greek PM Samaras at European leaders Conference on youth unemployment (Paris, 12.11.2013)

Upon the invitation of French President François Hollande, twenty four European leaders participated, on Tuesday 12 November 2013, at a Conference in Paris in order to discuss the issue of youth unemployment, which has been pointed out as one of the most pressing problems that Europe currently faces.

  • EUThe Presidency (EU)

Priorities of the Greek presidency to be discussed at the Breakfast Policy Briefing of the EPC (Brussels, 29.11.2013)

Ambassador Theodoros Sotiropoulos, Permanent Representative of Greece to the European Union has been invited to discuss the priorities of the Greek Presidency of the EU on Friday, 29 November 2013 in Brussels, during the Breakfast Policy Briefing, organised by the prestigious think tank European Policy Centre (EPC). Janis Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies at the EPC will be among the speakers.

  • FACForeign Affairs (FAC)

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos presents the foreign policy challenges of the Greek Presidency

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos, following the Foreign Affairs Council held in Luxembourg on 21 October, had the opportunity to discuss with journalists the challenges facing the Greek Presidency in this field.

  • EUThe Presidency (EU)

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in Malta and Italy for joint action on illegal immigration

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras visited Malta and Italy on Monday 21 October 2013 as part of an initiative focusing on illegal immigration. His visit was held in the light of the upcoming Greek EU Presidency in January 2014, to be followed by the Italian one on the second semester of 2014.

  • AGRIAgriculture & Fisheries (AGRI)

EU Commissioner Dacian Ciolos in Athens to discuss Greek presidency priorities on agriculture

Commissioner in charge of agriculture Dacian Ciolos was in Athens on 15 October, responding to the invitation of Greek Minister of Rural Development and Food, Athanasios Tsaftaris, for talks and exchange of views with the Greek leadership on subjects such as preparations of the Greek Presidency and the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the period 2014-2020.
  • EUThe Presidency (EU)

Tepsa Pre-presidency Conference, Athens 10-11.10.2013

The pre-presidency Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) conference, organized in view of the upcoming Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union by TEPSA and the Greek Centre of European Studies and Research (EKEME), with the support of the European Commission Representation in Greece, was held in Athens between 10 and 11 October 2013 under the title “To overcome the crisis, the EU must move ahead”.

  • EUThe Presidency (EU)

Greek Cabinet approves Presidency’s top priorities

In a period when unemployment has reached record-high rates in most EU member-states, affecting especially the young, growth cannot but figure as a matter of overriding importance for the Greek Presidency.