Katerina Sakellaropoulou

President calls for zero tolerance for gender-based violence

President Katerina Sakellaropoulou has called for zero tolerance for gender-based violence, following the murder of a 28-year-old woman in an Athens suburb by her former partner.

"The murder of the 28-year-old woman … another case of femicide, has shocked and angered us," the president said.

Armed Forces’ Independence Day parade concludes in Athens

The annual parade of the Armed Forces for Greece's March 25th Independence Day concluded on Monday after passing the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of Parliament at Syntagma Square, where President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and political and military officials were gathered.

The parade also drew a crowd of thousands of onlookers waving Greek flags and cheering the troops on.

President, prime minister, parties condemn Moscow terror attack

President Katerina Sakellaropoulou has condemned the deadly terrorist attack that took place in the Russian capital on Friday that killed at least 143 people.

"I express my horror and unequivocal condemnation of the deadly terrorist attack on civilians in Moscow," she said, in a statement.

A president for every citizen

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou has been banished - along with the prime minister - from the customary Easter celebrations by the Church of Greece, which has chosen this method of payback for the ratification of the same-sex marriage law.

Sakellaropoulou: Despite important steps, gender stereotypes remain

Despite the achievements and progress that woman have achieved, "gender stereotypes, discrimination, inequalities and confinement in power relationships still remain strong," President Katerina Sakellaropoulou has said in a social media post marking International Women's Day.

Achievements since 1974 must not be ignored, Sakellaropoulou says

Greece is a "state of law with established democratic institutions" and it "would be dangerous to ignore the achievements of the last 50 years," President Katerina Sakellaropoulou has told the final day of the "50 Years of the Metapolitefsi" conference taking place in Athens.

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