Ceremony for the handover of the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from Greece to Germany under the Greek Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, M. Varvitsiotis and German Minister of Foreign Affairs, H. Maas (Athens, 18 November 2020)

“From 15 May and for the next 6 months, Greece ‘steered’ the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. Today, the Greek Chairmanship concludes precisely as it began: online, as the first e-Chairmanship in the history of the Council of Europe”, stressed the Alternate Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of […]

Overview of the Greek e-Chairmanship of the Council of Europe

The Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe, headed by Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis as President of the Committee of Ministers over the last six months, leaves behind concrete institutional legacies and digital success. Mr Varvitsiotis presented the achievements of the Greek Chairmanship during yesterday’s ceremony for the handover of the Chairmanship […]

“In discussion with….” Marianna Vardinoyannis (Tuesday, 17.11.2020, 16:00)

The Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe completes the successful round of online discussions entitled “In discussion with…”, hosting an important Greek philanthropist of international renown in the fields of humanities, education, culture, and human rights, Ms Marianna Vardinoyannis. Ms Vardinoyannis was recently awarded the UN the Nelson Mandela Prize the highest distinction in […]

“In discussion with…” Professor of Social and Natural Sciences at Yale University, Nicholas Christakis ( Monday, 16.11.2020, 18.00)

The Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe continues its round of online discussions entitled “In discussion with…” hosting Professor of Social and Natural Sciences at Yale University, Nicholas A. Christakis. The discussion will be broadcast today, November 16 at 18.00. The discussion is opened by the Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, as […]

Opening Remarks of Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis at the online colloquium “Preserving the Future – New Approaches to Cultural Heritage Management and Environmental Protection” (Monday, 16.11.2020, 10am)

The Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Miltiadis Varvitsiotis will address the colloquium on “Preserving the Future – New Approaches to Cultural Heritage and Environmental Protection”, to be held tomorrow, Monday, November 16, at 10 a.m. The colloquium is co-organized by the Greek Chairmanship […]

Participation of Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis in the online seminar “The Council of Europe and the European Union: An evolving dynamic relationship?” (Monday, 16.11.2020, 13:00)

The Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, will participate on Monday 16.11.2020, at 13:00, in the webinar “The Council of Europe and the European Union: An evolving dynamic relationship?”. The webinar is co-organized by the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe […]

“In discussion with…” author Victoria Hislop, in the context of the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe

The Greek Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe continues its round of online discussions entitled “In discussion with…”, hosting the awarded British author and journalist Victoria Hislop on Sunday, November the 15th 2020, at 18.00. Victoria Hislop became widely known for her novel “The Island”, which was successfully adapted to Greek […]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic and the Organization “The Smile of the Child” cordially invite you to the Digital Event “For 25 Years a Child has been inspiring All Children to change the world” Friday, 13 November 2020 at 12.00 (Athens time)

INVITATION The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic and the Organization “The Smile of the Child” cordially invite you to the Digital Event “For 25 Years a Child has been inspiring All Children to change the world” Friday, 13 November 2020 at 12.00 (Athens time) The online event will be held under the […]

Speech by the Greek Minister of Justice, K. Tsiaras, at the teleconference of the Ministers of Justice of the Council of Europe titled “Independence of Justice and the Rule of Law” in the framework of the Greek Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers and with the support of the Council of Europe (09.11.2020)

Athens,  9 November  2020  Greek Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Justice, “Independence of Justice and the Rule of Law” Speech by Mr. Konstantinos Tsiaras, Minister of Justice   Dear Ms Secretary General Dear Commissioner, Dear Presidents, Dear Colleagues, Ministers, Dear Distinguished guests,  Ladies and Gentlemen, […]

Committee of Ministers | Ministers of justice confirm their commitment to Independence of justice and the rule of law

As the Council of Europe celebrates the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Ministers of Justice of the 47 member States of the Organisation, meeting by videoconference under the Greek Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law. Speaking at the opening of the […]