Central event of the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe (Temple of Olympian Zeus, Wednesday, 08/07/2020, 20:15 EEST)

The main event of the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe will take place today, Wednesday July 8, at 20:15 (EEST), on the grounds of the Archaeological site of the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

On the occasion of the inauguration of the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe, the President of the Hellenic Republic Mrs. Katerina Sakellaropoulou will give a speech.

The event, which will be attended by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, will begin with opening remarks by the Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, in his capacity as Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

The event is part of the rich cultural activities scheduled in the framework of the six-month long Greek Chairmanship, due to take place in Greece and abroad. These events aim to highlight the cultural dimension of the Greek Chairmanship, which focuses on the protection of human rights, the rule of law and democracy in times of pandemic.

The event will be presented by journalist Katerina Panagopoulou

The event will be covered via pool by ERT
Broadcast link: https://footage.ert.gr/events/coe2020gr.html

Livestreaming from the official website of the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe:

Musical part

  • Stelios Kerasidis (Piano)

French Suite no. 3 in si minor BWV 814 – J. S. Bach
Isolation Waltz – S. Kerasidis

  • Evgenia Papadima (Piano)
    Isidoros Sideris (Violoncello)

Violin & Piano Sonata No. 1 in mi minor, work 38 – J. Brahms

  • Woodwind Quintet of the Athens State Orchestra
    Evangelos Stathoulopoulos (Flute)
    Christina Pantelidou (Oboe)
    Spyros Mourikis (Clarinet)
    Odysseas Bassios (Fagoto)
    Grigoris Asonitis (Corn)

Folk dance – L. v. Beethoven
Excerpts from the suite of the opera “Carmen” – G. Bizet
Fantasy based on the opera “La Traviata” D. Lovreglio – G. Verdi
“10 Greek Popular Tunes” – excerpts – G. Konstantinidis