President congratulates Marialena Tsirli for her election as ECHR's Registrar

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou welcomed on Monday the unanimous election of Marialena Tsirli as first woman to become Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights.

"Her unanimous election by the court's plenary honors Greek women and our country. Another glass ceiling has broken," she wrote on her official twitter account. 

Sakellaropoulou visits new homeless center

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou (center), seen here with Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis (left), on Wednesday attended the opening of a municipal homeless shelter in the center of the capital. Speaking to reporters, Sakellaropoulou said vulnerable people should be "surrounded by care," adding that the need had been accentuated by the coronavirus pandemic.

President's message on World Press Freedom Day

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou tweeted her own message, in Greek and English, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.


The pandemic, breaking with the rules of our everyday life, reaffirms in the most unequivocal manner the vital role of the free press in offering citizens accurate and valid information. #WorldPressFreedomDay

President to deliver message to nation on anniversary, lockdown

Greece's new president Katerina Sakellaropoulou is on Tuesday afternoon to deliver a message to the nation during which she is expected to refer to Wednesday's March 25 independence day, which will be celebrated in the absence of crowds this year due to the coronavirus epidemic, and on the necessity of the lockdown imposed from Monday.