ATHENS - A regulation in an omnibus bill will allow repatriated Greeks from Albania and the former Soviet Union to receive full national pensions, Labor and Social Protection Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said during a discussion in Greek Parliament on Tuesday.
LONDON - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a meeting with Greeks of the diaspora while in London on Wednesday, during which he highlighted the options that Greeks living abroad now have to vote in Greek elections from their place of residence, as well as his government's emphasis on reforms.
ATHENS – Leonidas Raptakis, President and Rhode Island State Senator, United States of America, Effie Triantafilopoulos, 1st Vice President and MPP, Ontario, Canada, and Steve Georganas, 2nd Vice -President and Federal MP Australia were elected as leaders of the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association (WHIA) / ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΑ ΔΙΑΚΟΙΝΟΒΟΥΛΕΥΤΙΚΗ ΕΝΩΣΗ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΣΜΟΥ (ΠΑΔΕΕ), an organization composed of elected Parliamentarians and Legislators abroad with Hellenic roots, who are working together on issues of concern between Greece and their host nations.
MOSCOW -- Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias underlined Russia's important role in the establishment of the modern Greek state at his meeting with representatives of the Greek Diaspora communities in Gelendzhik, Russia on Tuesday.
MOSCOW -- Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will be visiting the "heartlands" of the Pontic Greek community in Russia on the sidelines of his meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Sochi.
BENGHAZI -- Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias visited on Monday the Greek community in Benghazi.
TRIPOLI -- The Greek community in Libya "held the voice of our country alive under difficult conditions, when everything around you was being shaken by a long-term civil war," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during the formal reopening of the embassy in Tripoli.
ATHENS -- Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis participated in a video conference with representatives of Greek communities in Latin America, held on Monday.
CHICAGO – The University of Chicago’s Board of Trustees has named Greek-American Paul Alivisatos as the University’s 14th president, the University of Chicago News reported on February 26.
ATHENS -- Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Tuesday called on Turkey to fully respect the rights of the Greek minority of Imvros, Tenedos and Istanbul, while addressing an online ceremony for the cutting of the New Year cake of the Imvros residents' association.
ALEXANDRIA - Greek National Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos, on an official three-day visit to Egypt since Thursday, met with Pope and Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa and the Greek community of Alexandria on Friday.