Online event on “Advancing gender equality: the role and situation for gender equality mechanisms in the context of COVID-19” (21.10.2020, 15.30)

The Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Mr. Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, will participate tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 15.30 in the online event “Advancing gender equality: the role and situation for gender equality mechanisms in the context of COVID-19”. The event takes place under […]

“The impact of the pandemic on vulnerable groups ” (Athens, 20.10.2020) – Participation of Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe Miltiadis Varvitsiotis

Varvitsiotis: “No to the social stigma of the coronavirus” Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe Miltiadis Varvitsiotis stressed the need to protect vulnerable social groups during the pandemic, on the occasion of an online event held by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs […]

“In discussion with …” Professor Effy Vayena (ETH Zurich)

Effy Vayena: The European experience has shown us that we can respect the autonomy of the individual on the one hand, and contain the pandemic on the other! The new chapter of the online series “In discussion with…”, organized by the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe as headed by the Alternate Minister of […]

20 October 2020 – Event under the Chairmanship of the Council of Europe Title: “The impact of the covid-19 pandemic on vulnerable groups”

Opening speeches (11:30 – 12:00 am) Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs. Dora Bakoyannis, Member of the Hellenic Parliament, Chairperson of the Greek Delegation to PACE, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Domna- Maria Michailidou, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs […]

Participation of the Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs M. Varvitsiotis in the event on “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on vulnerable groups” (Tuesday, 20.10.2020, 11.30 am)

The Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs M. Varvitsiotis will open the event on “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on vulnerable groups ” tomorrow, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 at 11.30 am. The event takes place under the auspices of the Greek Chairmanship of […]

Professor Effy Vayena (ETH Zurich) invited speaker by the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe (20.10.2020, 14:00 CEST)

“In discussion with…” Effy Vayena, ETH Zurich (20.10.2020, 14:00 CEST) The Greek Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe headed by Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis continues its round of online discussions entitled “In discussion with…”, on Tuesday, September 20.10, 2020, at 14:00 CEST, with Effy Vayena (ETH Zurich). […]

PACE | Statement by the Chair of the Political Affairs and Democracy Committee on the reopening of Varosha

“The unilateral move to open the closed parts of Varosha is clearly contrary to the provisions of the standing international resolutions on the Cyprus issue,” said Dame Cheryl Gillan (United Kingdom, EC/DA), Chair of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), following a discussion in […]

Statement of Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić on the developments around Varosha, Cyprus

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, has expressed her deep concern over reports of the opening on 8th October of the beach and coastline of Varosha. The Secretary General underlined that the relevant UN Security Council resolutions on this matter must be respected and that dialogue should resume. The Secretary […]

Council of Europe leaders make joint statement on Belarus

The Greek Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chair of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, the President of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, Rik Daems, and the Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, have today made the following statement concerning Belarus: “Developments after the presidential elections of […]

Miltiadis Varvitsiotis to the PACE Standing Committee: ‘In times of pandemic, human life and public health should be kept at the top of our priorities’ (12.10.2020)

“In times of pandemic, human life and public health should be kept at the top of our priorities regardless of the problems in the economic activity and by trying also to minimize the negative consequences for democracy, the rule of law and human rights,” said Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, the Greek Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chairman […]