Katerina Sakellaropoulou

Sakellaropoulou: Greek foreign policy geared toward peace and prosperity

Greece will defend its sovereignty and security, while adhering to a foreign policy that remains geared to peace and prosperity, President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said Thursday in a message to diaspora Greeks ahead of the March 25 national holiday celebrating the launch of the 1821 war of independence against Ottoman rule.

President to attend silent march for Thessaloniki Holocaust victims

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou will attend the annual silent memorial march for Holocaust victims in the northern port city of Thessaloniki on Sunday. 

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the first train conveying Jewish inhabitants of Thessaloniki to Nazi execution camps, where an estimated 50,000 Thessaloniki Jews were slaughtered. 

Nicosia, Athens to form common front within EU

On his first visit to Greece as the new Cypriot president, Nikos Christodoulides announced with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis the establishment of a High Cooperation Council between the two countries and the intention to form a common front within the EU to promote policies, especially with regard to energy and shipping.

Sakellaropoulou says Cyprus is top foreign issue priority in meeting with Christodoulides

"The Cyprus issue is a constant concern and a top national priority of Greek foreign policy," the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Monday, welcoming the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides to the Presidential Mansion on his first official visit to Athens after assuming his new duties.

New Cyprus president to meet Mitsotakis, Sakellaropoulou on Monday

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet with new Cyprus President Nikos Christodoulides at Maximos Mansion in Athens on Monday at 12 p.m.

It is the Mediterranean island's first official trip as president since his election on February 12.

The two leaders will hold a joint press conference after the meeting.

Gov’t seeks EU advice on railway safety after train crash

The government has asked the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) to advise it on ways to improve train safety after a crash on February 28 killed 57 people, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday.

A train with 350 people on board, most of them university students, collided with a cargo train near Larissa.