President of Greece

Greek president praises Olympic medallist for breaking abuse silence

Greece's president praised Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou for dissolving "a conspiracy of silence" by reporting a historic allegation of sexual assault by a sports official.

Bekatorou, who won a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics, told the Greek edition of Marie Claire last month that she had suffered the abuse in 1998 when she was 21.

President says Capitol Hill violence was a ‘dark moment in American history'

The attack on the Capitol building by supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump was a "dark moment in American history, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Thursday.

"Respect for the rules is the essence of democracy. Yesterday's violence is a dark moment in American history and those who instigated it bear great responsibility," she said in a tweet.

President visits sole inhabitant of Kinaros

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Wednesday visited the remote border island of Kinaros, where she met with its only inhabitant, Katerina Katsotourhi.

Located in the west of the islands of Leros and Amorgos, Kinaros is the second western-most island of the Dodecanese after Astypalea, and its coastline measures only 4.5 square kilometers.

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. 

Presidential election process to be ready by February 13

The procedures to elect the next Greek president will be set in motion by February 13, according to Parliament Speaker Konstantinos Tasoulas.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Tasoulas said the electoral law will soon be tabled in Parliament and this will pave the way for the relevant House procedures to begin for the election of the president.

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