President of Greece

Migrant fishermen granted citizenship for fire rescue effort

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Wednesday signed a decree on granting Greek citizenship to three migrant fishermen for their efforts in rescuing dozens of residents in the devastating July 23 wildfire east of Athens.

During a ceremony at the presidential mansion, Pavlopoulos described the gesture as a sign of Greece's "humanism and solidarity."

Data protection agency submits final report under old law

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos was presented on Thursday with the annual report of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA).

The report for 2017 was the last written up under European Union legislation on data protection introduced in 1995. New Europe-wide legislation known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in Greece in May this year.

Juncker welcomes Pavlopoulos to seat of EC

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (r) welcomes Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Wednesday at the European Commission in Brussels, the first time a Greek president has been invited to speak at the EC. In a joint press conference, Pavlopoulos referred to Juncker's decisive role in supporting Greece at difficult moments during the crisis.

Pavlopoulos extends condolences over Strasbourg shooting

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos has extended his condolences to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron over the death of innocent civilians in late Tuesday's shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg.

The message was passed through the secretary general of the Greek presidency, ambassador Georgios Gennimatas.

President hails growing international support for return of Parthenon Marbles

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos referred on Monday to broadening international support for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece during a visit to the capital's Acropolis Museum which was built to house the sculptures, currently in the British Museum.

Presidents Pavlopoulos and Steinmeier hail close Greek-German ties

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Thursday called for an end to austerity and for policies that focus on supporting social institutions, warning that "inequalities give rise to entities and bodies that seek to destroy the European Union," during a meeting in Athens with his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steimeier.