BRUSSELS — The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, will visit Athens on May 27-28 to attend the ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of Greece's accession to the European Economic Community (EEC), which later became the European Union.
According to the programme announced by the European Parliament, on Thursday Sassoli will speak at the official ceremony at the Zappeion Mansion for the 40th anniversary of Greece's accession to the EEC. Before the ceremony, he will meet with the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, as well as with the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. In addition, the President of the European Parliament will visit the Greek Parliament, where he will meet with Hellenic Parliament President Konstantinos Tassoulas and address a joing session of the Parliamentary Committees on the European Union and Foreign Affairs. David Sassoli, also on Thursday 27/5 at 11:30 and with the Vice President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas, at 12:30.
On Friday, Sassoli will visit the charity 'Ark of the World' and meet its founder, Father Antonios Papanikolaou.