Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Pratt and Whitney and Aegean Airlines Signing Ceremony

As Greece emerges from its economic crisis, Aegean continues to play a vitally important role in facilitating new business and tourism growth, which will ultimately help Greece to get back on its feet. Ambassador Pyatt - "As part of the U.S. support for Greece’s economic recovery and Greece’s ability to attract foreign investment, I always ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at The Greek Economy Conference 2018

I believe that the momentum from the TIF will be realized across all of these sectors. While I will continue to be a strong advocate for strong bilateral trade and commercial ties, success in attracting American investors to Greece ultimately depends on the policies and decisions that the government is going to take in the ...
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Visit of Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Elizabeth Neumann to Greece

 In the context of our ongoing law enforcement and counterterrorism cooperation as well as our preparations for the inaugural U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue next month, Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary (A/S) for Threat Prevention and Security Policy Elizabeth Neumann visited Athens and Chios from November 26-29. 
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the Opening of Museum Conference

Ambassador Pyatt: "Collaborations and synergies have the power to bring together diverse resources: from audiences and volunteers, to funding. Collaborations are also a form of capital for cultural organizations. They make museums more open and equitable, and representative of their communities."
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Snow Club Greece

I’m also very excited about the partnerships in the business area that are emerging between Greece and major American tourism services providers, the expansion of U.S. hotel brands across the country, big new investments and acquisitions like AVIS, and the possibilities for increased direct air flights from the United States. So there is an obvious ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s standup interview on Alpha TV, Thessaloniki Summit

The Strategic Dialogue that we’re conducting in Washington is precisely intended to help us do a better job of synchronizing and exchanging views on strategic developments at a time when strategic competition has returned to the Eastern Mediterranean in a really important and unprecedented way.
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: Movies on the Lawn

The TIF was a fantastic opportunity to highlight the breadth and the depth of the U.S-Greece relationship, to reaffirm our support for Greece’s economic recovery, but also to put a bright spotlight to some of the most dynamic aspects of our relationship - the technology, entrepreneur and startup relationship, our defense and security relationship and ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: Reception for the 70th Anniversary of AWOG

Ambassador Pyatt (Sept. 21, 2018) - "We’re very proud at the embassy to recognize the many contributions that AWOG makes.  You’ve provided crucial support to Greek and American communities here in Athens for seven decades, which is longer than I’ve been alive, I’m glad to say.  As one of the oldest women’s organizations in Greece, ...
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Jeffrey Eugenides in Athens and Thessaloniki!

The Pulitzer Prize winning, Greek-American author Jeffrey Eugenides is visiting Athens in the as part of the celebrations for the “Athens 2018 – World Book Capital” organized by the Municipality of Athens, with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Embassy of the United States of America.
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: National Hellenic Research Foundation, USATIF 2018

I’ve traveled a lot around Greece over the past two years. I’ve been honored to visit the Technology Park in Patras, for instance, which is a fantastic example of exactly what you’re talking about -- building bridges between academia and the marketplace and creating opportunities to leverage Greece’s very strong human capital base.
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: Propeller Club, TIF 2018

September 15, 2018 Thessaloniki, USATIF 2018 Thank you for Simos, friends, my friend We’re honored to have the Vice President with us today. I’m delighted to be here. I’m especially delighted because this is happening in the context of the U.S. year as Honored Country at the Thessaloniki International Fair. This has been a landmark, ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: The People’s Trust, TIF 2018

September 15, 2018 Ambassador Pyatt: First of all, thank you for having me here today. It’s a special pleasure for me to be here with all of The People’s Trust team. We’ve had a longstanding partnership. I know you were part of the Entrepreneurship Summit in India last November which was terrific. I just want ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks on board USS Mount Whitney, TIF2018

Ambassador Pyatt: I see the presence of the Mount Whitney today as an opportunity to celebrate that thriving alliance, but also to reaffirm together our commitment to building a Europe whole, free and at peace.  Our commitment to supporting an alliance to which we are both absolutely committed.  And our commitment to a continued high ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: “Grow Greek Tourism Online,” TIF 2018

Ambassador Pyatt: "I always say that Greece’s greatest resource is its people.  But after the people, you have such a special, special country in terms of culture, the food, the heritage.  And this Google Initiative offers a way to monetize that.  To help bring it to market in a way that will create economic opportunity, ...
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Cybersecurity Conference: Remarks by DCM Kate Byrnes, TIF 2018

DCM Kate Byrnes: We are pleased to see this important set of issues included in the Thessaloniki International Fair program. It’s fitting that we do so when so many of our U.S. companies, including those represented at the fair, are leading the way in finding innovative solutions to this complex issue so that technological innovation ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks: “American Art Everywhere,” TIF 2018

"I am especially proud of the fact that we are sharing America this week not just with the tens of thousands of visitors to the fair, but with all of the people of Thessaloniki.  From the airport to the promenade to this regional government building, we are thrilled to be able to share some iconic ...
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Ambassador Pyatt Remarks at 3rd Export USA Forum, TIF 2018

The United States wants to be a preferred partner as that process unfolds, we have the most dynamic economy in the world today, and we have companies represented at the American Pavilion that are eager to work with their Greek counterparts to grow opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic recognizing, I think, ever more ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Tech.Olympus Summit, USATIF 2018

This program is part of the embassy’s effort to support that, to share experiences. Our U.S. innovators and I’m delighted that we’ve got people from the U.S. today, and also to reinforce what’s happening organically. I’m very excited about the fact that we have such a strong presence of U.S. knowledge economy companies at the American ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Welcome Remarks at the Southeast Europe Energy Forum

Tied to real progress in stronger regional connections, including the Greece-Bulgaria Interconnector, and wider efforts to strengthen economic ties and cooperation throughout the region, Greece and its neighbors have the capacity to achieve real transformation of the energy landscape, with enormous benefits for citizens and businesses alike.
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83rd Thessaloniki International Fair Events

 In the context of the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair, U.S. Embassy Athens is proud to bring digital communicators from four continents, American Art Masterpieces, innovation and technology programs to Thessaloniki Digital Influencers Hub Athens — The Digital Influencers Hub Forum is a two-day event that will focus on current trends and the latest developments in ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at TIF Press Conference

The Thessaloniki Fair will be the U.S. government’s signature effort in Greece in for the year of 2018, and it has enjoyed whole-of-government U.S. support. There was tremendous interest and excitement about this opportunity when I was in Washington last month. I expect we will have participation not just from a broad range of American ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2018 Vice President Mike Pence congratulated Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on the historic agreement with Skopje to resolve the long-standing name issue. He offered U.S. support for the agreement and its sustainable, successful implementation, and praised Prime Minister Tsipras’s leadership and courage ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at July 4th Celebration

We have stood together in every major conflict of the last two centuries. And now, as Greece begins the long process of recovery from an eight year economic crisis, the United States is committed to doing all that we can to help sustain a process of recovery – encouraging foreign investment, keeping a positive spotlight ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the THI Innovation and Entrepreneurship Talk with Kurt Heiar

Tapping into this entrepreneurial spirit, to drive investment, is critical to Greece’s success now as the country begins to emerge from 8 years of economic crisis. THI’s work and the EGG’s efforts to develop business leaders corresponds with one of the United States key objectives here: which is to support Greece’s economic recovery and the ...
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«Education Unites: From Camp to Campus»: Scholarship program for 141 refugees

U.S. Embassy Athens proudly collaborated with The American College of Thessaloniki – Anatolia College, Deree – The American College of Greece Events, and Perrotis College – American Farm School, to provide higher education scholarships to 141 refugees in Athens and Thessaloniki. The idea was to give displaced young people the opportunity to attend college, which ...
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Welcome Remarks By DCM Kate Byrnes Heritage Greece Program Event

June 22 - "It’s something that is important to all the work that we do here because the truth is the U.S.-Greece relationship, no matter what we do on the security, defense, or economic front, it’s built on the people to people relationships, and on the Greeks who love America and the Americans who love ...
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Ambassador Pyatt speaks at 7th Annual Greek Investment Forum

We have an American policy, which is investing in our relationship with Greece, as part of the larger strategy to reinforce our relationship with Europe. We view Greece as a critical pillar of stability, an ally and a partner, that shares our interest across the broader region, including the Eastern Mediterranean, the Balkans and the ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at ACS Graduation Commencement

The ACS Mission statement outlines the aim of challenging all students to realize their unique potential: and to thrive as responsible global citizens. As someone who has lived abroad most of the past thirty years and has worked throughout my career to bring people and governments around the world closer together, I urge you to ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the 22nd Economist Government Roundtable

Ambassador Pyatt - "The United States has spent the last 70 years working with our European allies and friends to build peace, security, and prosperity on the foundation of a close and effective transatlantic partnership. Our relationship is rooted in enduring economic, political, and social ties – which together have ushered in a period of ...
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Mindspace Finals Contest

On Sunday June 3, 2018  thirty University students participated in the Mindspace finals contest that  took place at Eugenides Foundation with the support of the U.S. Embassy and the participation of the Deputy Chief of Mission Kate Marie Byrnes. The Mindspace pitching competition gave the opportunity to more than 100 young graduates to receive training ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Panel Remarks at the Balkans and Black Sea Cooperation Forum

Ambassador Pyatt (June 1, 2018) - "Our shared efforts in expanding regional linkages, whether through improvements to Greece’s road network, development of throughput capacity in Greece’s ports, or bringing together businesses and people to take advantages of these opportunities to foster growth, prosperity, and development not just in Greece but throughout the wider region."
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Statement to Journalists At 110 Battle Wing Larissa

May 31, 2018 Let me first say what a pleasure it is to be here in Larissa.  I want to say special thanks to Minister Kammenos, Admiral Apostolakis and General Christodoulou for inviting me to come along today. This visit is an opportunity for me to spend some time with the American personnel who are ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Message for “Greek News” initiative to promote Greek American tourism to Greece

Over the last two years, I’ve had the pleasure to explore Greece, from its cities to its islands, from its mountains to its archaeological sites and cultural gems. Reflecting on my travels in Greece, here’s my advice to Americans: dive deep into Greece and let yourself be amazed by the options available.  We learn from ...
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8th Athens Open Air Festival

The U.S. Embassy in Athens proudly supports the 8th Athens Open Air Festival by featuring the critically – acclaimed 1995 “The Bridges of Madison” as the opening film of the festival. Clint Eastwood based the story of the film on the best-seller romance by Robert James Waller and transformed it into one of the most ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias

May 21, 2018 - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met today with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias at the Department of State.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kotzias discussed the excellent state of bilateral relations and agreed to establish a U.S.-Greek Strategic Dialogue on key areas of cooperation.
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Recognizing the 197th anniversary of the independence of Greece

Agreed to Senate (05/15/2018) 115th CONGRESS 2d Session RES. 443 Recognizing the 197th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES March 22, 2018 Mr. Menendez (for himself, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Reed, Mr. Casey, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Nelson, Mr. Coons, Mr. Booker, ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Digital Economy Forum

The United States is committed to making 2018 America’s year in Greece, and I am confident that this is the year that Greece really will turn the page on its crisis period.  Technology and knowledge based industries will be key to this recovery, and I, and the U.S. Embassy, are commited to doing all that ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at 2018 American Studies Seminar

First of all let me say what a real pleasure and an honor it is for me to be with you here at the American Studies Seminar. This Seminar is one of the embassy’s most longstanding public affairs programs, and it has a great reputation for helping us to share insights about the United States, ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks for ASTA Conference

For many Americans, a trip to Greece means visiting the Acropolis, going to Mykonos, and going to Santorini. And these are wonderful destinations, certainly worthy of their reputations as among the world’s premiere tourist attractions. But the best part of Greece, in my view, is the extraordinary combinations that this country offers -- sea, mountains, ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Athens, Greece (April 14, 2018)

Locations: Syntagma Square to the U.S. Embassy Athens Event: Greek leftist and anti-war groups plan to protest U.S. action in Syria with a march to the US Embassy starting at 1800, April 14, 2018. U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid the area. Actions to Take: -Avoid the area of the demonstration -Exercise caution ...
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The Meeting of the U.S.-Greece High Level Consultative Committee on April 12, 2018

The High Level Consultative Committee (HLCC) is a regular dialogue between the U.S. Department of Defense and the Hellenic Ministry of National Defense, which Washington and Athens take turns hosting.  This week’s discussion was the 18th meeting of the HLCC, led on the U.S. side by Thomas W. Goffus, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy, and Jonathan Cohen, Deputy ...
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Ambassador Pyatt participates in Historic Cycling Tour in Patras

Ambassador Pyatt together with bikers from the U.S. Embassy celebrated Greek Independence Day participating in the 41st Gyros Thysias (Tour of Sacrifice Race). The tour that starts at Patras and ends at the Holy Monastery of Aghia Lavra in Kalavryta is organized every year on March 25 by the Patras Cycling Club to honor the ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Interview with “Vice Greece”

U.S. Ambassador Pyatt sat down for an on-camera interview with  VICE Greece  a few hours after finishing the 41st “tour of sacrifice” race starting from Patras and ending in Kalavryta, and discussed many issues ranging from bilateral and Greek-Turkish relations, his relationship with the government and the oposition, oligarchs, cannabis legalization, Giannis Antentokoumpo and so much more! ...
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Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE) General Assembly

Last year, AmCham Greece helped assemble an impressive delegation of Greek companies to SelectUSA, including many from the pharma sector. We look forward to similar collaboration on the next SelectUSA Summit, and so for those companies in Greece interested in exploring the U.S. market as a place to invest and grow, please -- “Save the ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks during “Iniohos 2018” Multinational Exercise

I am delighted to be back in Andravida and very proud that we have the U.S. Air Force again participating so significantly in Iniohos '18.  This has become an important multinational exercise with broad participation from across Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, which reflects our vision of Greece as a builder of bridges, as a ...
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Presentation of 83rd TIF: Remarks by U.S. Consul General Rebecca Fong

During the presentation of 83rd Thessaloniki International Fail U.S. Consul General Rebecca Fong said: “First of course, is to celebrate the very best of American technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Those are characteristics that mark the competitive and dynamic parts of the U.S. economy, but also to get the message out to the international audience that ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks for The SeaNation Conference

The size and global impact of the Greek shipping industry is a tremendous accomplishment, for which the Greek people are justifiably proud. But I’m also very proud of the role that the United States has played in helping to revitalize the Greek shipping industry following the devastation of World War II.
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at “The Squeeze” event of Orange Grove

I’ve been saying to my staff at the U.S. Embassy, let’s find a way to partner with the Dutch Embassy on “The Squeeze” on the great work they’re doing in Orange Grove.  And I’m especially proud that we’re able to do so at tonight’s event which is not only a typical Orange Grove pitching competition, ...
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“Dancing to Connect” Education Program 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Athens is happy to partner with the Onassis Cultural Center for the dance education program “Dancing to Connect” reaching 200 high school students in Athens and Chania.  In its sixth year, the program has reached over 1,100 students ages 13-18, and has travelled to five different cities around Greece. 
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at ACG’s Simulated Trading Room Opening

This trading room is going to offer a unique educational tool for students of DEREE’s Business School and the ALBA Graduate Business School.  The facility will serve as a laboratory and classroom which will replicate a real-world trading experience, providing students from Greece and the Balkans experience that they can use when they begin searching ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at BBG-ANA Signing Ceremony

It’s an important initiative for BBG to make available objective information pulled together by the U.S. broadcasters, but importantly also this agreement provides for the sharing of Athens News Agency material with the U.S. broadcasters.  And I hope that that will help to get the story of Greece out to a wider audience across Europe ...
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College Year in Athens Students visit the U.S. Embassy

U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt greeted more than 100 American students at the start of their study abroad program with College Year in Athens.  The students from 50 U.S. universities received information about the U.S.-Greece bilateral relationship, careers in the U.S. Foreign Service, and good personal security practices for traveling abroad.
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Athens and Thessaloniki Demonstrations and Strikes

Demonstrations for today, Wednesday, January 24   Athens Area Time:               12:00 Where:             U.S Embassy (91 Vas Sofias St) Who:                Kurds living in Greece   Time:               13:30 Where:             Ministry of Education (37 A. Papandreou St, Marousi, near “The Athens Mall”) Who:                Theater actors   Thessaloniki Area Time:                        15:30 Where:                      Thessaloniki Court House (5, 26th October St.) ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at 12th Annual “David Tiano” Lecture

We must redouble our efforts to prevent hate crimes.  Educational institutions and museums play one of the most essential roles in these efforts. And so I am an ardent supporter of the present Jewish Museum, which I recently highlighted as one Greece’s most important museums in a special tribute in Kathimerini. 
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Operations During a Lapse in Appropriations

Emergency Alert January 20, 2018 Operations During a Lapse in Appropriations At this time, scheduled passport and visa services in the United States and at our posts overseas will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits.  This website will not be regularly updated until full operations resume, with the exception of emergency ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Interview to “European Business Review”

Interviewed by Athanasios Papandropoulos December 22, 2017 European Business Review: I would like to ask you according to several new events, what are your expectations of the future of the American-European relations? Ambassador Pyatt: Let me start with transatlantic relations and U.S.-European relations. And I think this is a good year to have that conversation because, of ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Op-Ed for Kathimerini

The U.S. has a stake in Greece’s economic success, so I hope leaders in Athens will heed the lessons of the past and implement policies that allow for its economy and people to reach their full potential.  The messages the Prime Minister delivered in the United States, emphasizing the importance of foreign investment, Greece’s potential ...
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Security and Emergency Message for U.S citizens: Health and Safety Announcement from Center for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Embassy Athens, Greece  Security and Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:  Health and Safety Announcement from Center for Disease Control and Prevention  December 22, 2017     Health officials in Greece have reported an outbreak of measles. Measles is a disease caused by a virus that is spread through the air by breathing, coughing, or sneezing. ...
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Worldwide Caution, December 6, 2017

December 6, 2017 As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide ...
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International Day of Volunteers

On the occasion of the International Day of Volunteers on December 5, the U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS supported a four-day program organized by the volunteer organization Ethelon, with the participation of two American experts, Jonathan Barreto and Katy Elder, senior executives of one of the largest volunteer organization in the U.S. Points of Light. 
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Travel Alert: Europe

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ...
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Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Tsipras of Greece in Joint Press Conference

President Trump: "We have great confidence in Greece as a nation. We have great confidence in what they're doing relative to their military, because I know they have plans to do some terrific things. And we know they will be an ally for many, many years to come. You know, they've always been a very ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Interview with Greek News: Tsipras Visit Will Be a Success

Our economic relationship and our support for Greece throughout the crisis have also only grown stronger.  I’ve highlighted that, in 2016, Greece was the 10th fastest-growing source of foreign direct investment in the United States, and the United States has been the source of significant investment in Greece.
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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece

President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece to the White House on October 17, 2017. President Trump and Prime Minister Tsipras will discuss ways to enhance our partnership and demonstrate our shared commitment to enduring democratic values that are so important to securing peace and prosperity around the world.
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Ambassador Pyatt Host Reception for Greek Chef Diane Kochilas

Congrats to the Greek chef  Kochilas Diane  on the launch of her new show “My Greek Table” airing on  PBS  starting October 6. U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt and his wife Mary hosted her, along with an amazing group of Greek food bloggers, chefs, winemakers, entrepreneurs, tourism and government officials, for a sneak preview of the first episode: a ...
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Greek Alumni Makes Connections

Each month, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) Office of Alumni Affairs recognizes one outstanding alumnus or alumna.  Betty Tsakarestou is this month’s outstanding alumna, and her work will be recognized throughout the month on the International Exchange Alumni website, ECA’s official website which serves more than one million Department-sponsored exchange alumni worldwide.
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Ambassador Pyatt Discusses with Winners of MITEF and Mindspace Challenge

Ambassador Pyatt hosted a discussion in honor of the winners of this year’s MITEF Greece Startup Competition and Mindspace challenge. The teams had the opportunity to present their work to the Ambassador, talk about their experiences from these competitions, and discuss their future plans. They participated in an engaging discussion on Greece’s entrepreneurial landscape, and ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Entrepreneurship Discussion with MITEF

Ambassador Pyatt, (July 17, 2017) - "For me personally and for the Embassy this whole sector of start-ups … industry, entrepreneurship is extremely important. It’s one of the things the United States will do to be helpful to Greece at this really difficult time. It’s one of our great success stories if you look at ...
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Ambassador Pyatt Announces Refugee Scholarship Program

We wanted to do something to address that problem, which is what brings us to this project, which we are calling “Education Unites: From Camp to Campus.” This is a refugee scholarship program, which is just one part of the United States’ comprehensive effort to support Greece in responding to this refugee emergency that Greece ...
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4th of July Celebration 2017

July 4 has always been my favorite holiday because it is, ultimately, a celebration of the idea of ‘America’ — the cherished democratic values that make us strong. Democratic accountability, freedom, honor — the values that inspired America’s founders originated right here in Athens, so celebrating here is especially appropriate.
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Anatolia College Graduation

The U.S. Mission to Greece and our Consulate here in Thessaloniki have long collaborated with Anatolia College on cultural and educational programs. These programs and U.S. financial assistance show the United States’ unwavering commitment to Northern Greece and to American-affiliated institutions like Anatolia College.
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Karamanlis Institute – Marshall Plan 70th Anniversary Discussion with Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis

The Marshall Plan also, however, was critically an institutional incubator. It was, as Mr. Mitsotakis pointed out, the seed of European institutions, first the European coal and steel community, later the European community, and, ultimately, the European Union, and all of the institutions of Euro-Atlantic cooperation, that we take today, take for granted.
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State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary Visits Athens

(Athens, June 17, 2015) – On June 17-18, U.S. State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, Amanda Sloat, is visiting Athens to meet with Greek government officials and private sector representatives. She will discuss with senior officials in the Foreign Ministry and Defense Ministry a range of issues and regional developments including ...
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DAS Hoyt Yee’s Testimony: Senate Foreign Relations Committee

We have a long history of good relations with the countries of the Western Balkans. Each country in the region is a member of the Defeat-ISIS Coalition, a strong partner on counter-terrorism, and a reliable counterpart in efforts to limit the spread of violent extremism. However, the region is facing its most serious challenges since ...
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70th Anniversary of Marshall Plan

Almost exactly 70 years ago, Secretary of State Marshall delivered a commencement address at Harvard University that would change the course of European history. During that speech, Marshall said that “The United States should do whatever it is able to do to assist in the return of normal economic health to the world, without which ...
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Greek Tourism Expert Visits U.S. through IVLP

Lia Zampetoglou, Education Manager at the Institute of the "Greek Tourism Confederation, recently took part in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) sponsored by the U.S. Department of State to learn about how the tourism industry could boost Greece’s economic growth. Along with 25 other professionals from around the world, Ms. Zampetoglou examined strategies and ...
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70th Anniversary of the Office of Defense Cooperation

Ambassador Pyatt, June 8 - The strong relationship and defense ties forged between the United States and Greece during the post-war period firmly secured Greece’s place in the West. Of course, in 2017, we also commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan, another massive aid project that helped Greece rebuild after World War II.
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On the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 6, 2017 Seventy years ago, on June 5, 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall laid out his bold vision for the United States to help the war-ravaged nations of Europe recover from the massive destruction of World War II. Marshall’s vision was central ...
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Diplomats from 29 countries support Athens Pride 2017

Diplomats from the Embassies of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the USA and Venezuela in Greece will once again be expressing their support for the Athens Pride festival ...
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Hack the Camp Teams Present their Innovative Solutions to Refugee Challenges

Five months after the final competition, teams “RefuGR”, “Refergon,” Co-Producing the Camp, and EterArt presented progress on their projects on Thursday, June 1st 2017 at a special event for hackathon participants, mentors, press and select guests in Impact Hub Athens. Ambassador Pyatt noted “for me, for the U.S. Embassy, this is part of an ongoing ...
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Visit by Athens Consular Personnel to Thessaloniki, June 8 and June 9

Athens –    Residents of Northern Greece are invited to join representatives from the U.S. Embassy on Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9 as they provide consular, federal benefits and immigration services at the U.S. Consulate General in Thessaloniki.  Consular services will include accepting passport applications for persons ineligible for mail-in application services and ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at “Hack the Camp” Finale

Thursday, June 1, 2017 7:00 – 8:00 pm Impact Hub Athens As Delivered Good evening everybody.  First of all, let me say what a treat it is to be back here at the Impact Hub.  I love this new space, so congratulations on that.  The last time I was here was December so it’s a ...
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Mindspace Challenge

With the ssupport of the U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS , the Mindspace Challenge was completed last week, at the Ίδρυμα Ευγενίδου – Eugenides Foundation , which 13 teams from all over Greece participating in the finals. The teams that stood out, ranked from 1st to 5th, are: – REND, a multi – platform subscription based service for the mass rental of video games – @EyeQ, ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the “Foreign Policy under Austerity” Book Panel

MFA Kranidiotis Lecture Theatre, Athens, Greece May 29, 2017 As Delivered It’s a great honor for to be speaking today at the Foreign Ministry with such a truly distinguished set of panelists.  I will try to keep my remarks short so I can learn from the other presentations.  I should also say, at the beginning, ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE) Conference

Metropolitan Hotel, Athens, Greece May 18, 2017 As Delivered Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I would like to thank the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics and Kostas Andriosopoulos for inviting me to speak today on Greece’s energy sector, a critically important component of the Greek economy. I’m honored to be here with Minister Stathakis, former ...
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Ambassador’s Opening Remarks at 2017 American Studies Seminar

70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan in Greece May 8, 2017, 18:00-18:30 As Delivered Καλησπέρα!  Good evening everybody.  It’s great to be here.  I want to start by thanking you all for coming on a beautiful Athens sunny evening.  And it’s my pleasure and honor to be part of the kickoff of this exercise. I’m ...
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EXPOSEC-DefenseWorld Conference 2017

Ambassador’s Remarks at EXPOSEC-DefenseWorld Conference Hellenic Army Officer’s Club, Athens, Greece May 3, 2017 As Delivered Thank you very much, Simos, for that warm welcome.  Let me say, I consider the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce to be one of my strongest force multipliers and partners here so I really appreciate both the comments but ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Atlantic Council Istanbul Summit Panel

“Boosting Regional Energy Partnerships and Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean” Panel Discussion at the Atlantic Council Istanbul Summit April 27, 2017 (as delivered) Q:  Let me turn to Ambassador Pyatt and ask him to give us a perspective from U.S. Government point of view and, also, from an Athens point of view.  So how does ...
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Weekly Notary Service to Start at U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki

Athens – Starting Tuesday, April 25, the U.S. Consulate General in Thessaloniki will begin offering weekly notarial service to residents of Northern Greece. The service, available to U.S. citizens and non-citizens alike, will be offered every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by appointment only.
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Ambassador’s Interview with ERT’s “TOLMI kai ARETI” Show

Sunday, April 23, 2017 Begin quote. Alexia Tasouli: Mr. Ambassador thank you very much for this interview. Ambassador Pyatt: Thank you. AT: How do you see Greece’s geostrategic importance in the Eastern Mediterranean region? Amb. Pyatt: Well, Greece is a key NATO ally in a strategically crucial region, it is an important partner in the ...
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Documenta 14

U.S. Embassy Athens is supporting Documenta 14, one of the largest and most important contemporary art events in the world, and in particular the Victoria Square Project by artist Rick Lowe. Known for the Project Row Houses, Rick Lowe is a well-known creator focusing on the convergence of community and art.
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Grand Opening – YouthLab Xanthi

On Monday, April 3, the newly expanded and renovated YouthLab Xanthi officially opened its doors. This new American Corner will help Thracian youth and young professionals in the wider region learn job skills for today's knowledge-based, global economy so that they can productively contribute to Greece’s skilled workforce and economic development.
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Entrepreneurs and Parliamentarians Roundtable and Networking Event

April 7, 2017 2:30 to 5:00pm at the Ambassador’s Residence As Delivered   Good afternoon everybody. Since our format was a bit unusual today, I wanted to take just a minute to explain what we’ve been doing. And, first of all, I want to acknowledge Effie, the chairwoman of the U.S. Friendship Committee in the ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the Opening of the MIT Enterprise Forum

Greece Pitch Event Thursday, April 6, 5:30 pm Microsoft Innovation Center As Delivered   Καλησπέρα! Good evening everybody. I’m sorry to be a little bit late, it’s totally my fault. I wanted to spend a couple of minutes just catching up with Peggy and the Microsoft team, thanking them, and I want to say thank ...
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Athens Science Festival 2017

U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt visited the Athens Science Festival, the largest science and technology event in Greece for audiences of all ages. Ambassador Pyatt had the opportunity to test some of the Virtual Reality environments – including a VR bicycle ride – operate a robotic arm built by a 15-year old student, talk with the ...
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Open House Athens Tours Historic Gropius Building

Fulbright Scholarship Alumnus, architect, and photographer Yiorgis Yerolympos led architecture students on a tour of the historic Chancery Building of U.S. Embassy Athens, designed by Walter Gropius – one of the most prominent figures of modern architecture.
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Statement by Secretary of State Tillerson on the Attack in London

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Statement By U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson March 22, 2017 On the Attack in London On behalf of the United States, I express my condolences to the victims and their families. The American people send their thoughts and prayers to the people of the United Kingdom. We ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on President Trump’s Travel to Brussels and NATO Meetings

March 21 - President Donald J. Trump will travel to Brussels, Belgium, for the May 25, 2017, meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Heads of State and Government. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced the Leaders Meeting date earlier today.
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SXSW 2017

The U.S. Embassy Athens partners with Hellenic Initiative and the International Accelerator for the fourth consecutive year to support the participation of promising Greek startups and representatives from the creative and interactive industries to the SXSW (South by Southwest)  festival in Austin, Texas. The Greek startup delegation at SXSW 2017 had two full days presenting their ...
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Readout of Secretary Tillerson’s meeting with Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias

March 13, 2017 – Secretary Tillerson met today with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and reaffirmed the significance of the U.S.-Greek bilateral relationship. The Secretary and foreign minister also discussed the importance of building and sustaining security and stability across the region. Read More: at  https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2017/03/268424.htm
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Ambassador Pyatt meets Greek University Students

On Monday, March 13, Ambassador Pyatt welcomed a group of twenty graduate students and five academics from the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus to  U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS . Ambassador Pyatt talked about the importance of the United States’ transatlantic relationships and offered an overview on the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and ...
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Women Changing Greece – Episode 1

The first episode of the “Women Changing Greece” video documentary features three Greek women who share how their experiences with business development and entrepreneurship were positively affected by participating in U.S.-Government sponsored exchange programs.
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Ambassador’s Pyatt’s Remarks at the Delphi Economic Forum

Konstantinos Karamanlis Hall – European Cultural Centre of Delphi Delphi, Greece March 3, 2017 As delivered Good evening ladies and gentlemen. It’s an honor to be speaking to you this evening. I have heard so many terrific things about the Delphi Forum since my arrival. I’d like to congratulate Symeon as it’s proven to be ...
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Worldwide Caution, March 6, 2017

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports “Dancing to Connect” educational program in Athens and Komotini

The U.S. Embassy in Athens, in collaboration with the Onassis Cultural Center and with support from the Municipality of Komotini, is supporting the “Dancing to Connect” educational program. Seeking to give students the opportunity to discover ways of collaboration and communication through dance.
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Truman Doctrine and US Frigate “Hellas” Anniversary Celebration

Hellas Liberty, Central Harbor, Piraeus, Athens February 23, 2017 (as delivered)  Καλημέρα!  Good afternoon everybody. First of all, thank you Senator Raptakis for those remarks.  My fellow American, also State Assembly Woman Maliotakis from New York State Assembly.  I want to begin by acknowledging the really gracious remarks from our ally Minister of Defense Kammenos. ...
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Athens First Lego League Tournament

Over 250 innovative students aged 10-16 years old competed in the 2017 Animal Allies – Robotics Competition FIRST® LEGO® League at UTechLab, the U.S. Embassy’s American Space partner within the Eugenides Foundation.  On February 19, 30 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) mentors, 120 volunteers, referees, judges, robotic experts, and nearly 3,000 visitors enjoyed an ...
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U.S. Mission Leaders Visit UTechLab

On February 10, Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt and Deputy Chief of Mission Suzanne Lawrence visited  UTechLab  in Athens. A collaboration of the  U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS  and the  Ίδρυμα Ευγενίδου – Eugenides Foundation  – the center focuses on providing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs to high school students. The Embassy leadership saw demonstrations of the 3-D printing technology, robotics, programming, and comics workshops that ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the the Future of the TESOL Profession Summit

Feb. 22 - "Speaking in my role as Ambassador here in Greece, I can assure you that we remain strongly focused on continuing our great work with Greek Customs and the Greek Atomic Energy Commission and I count on continued benefits for both of our countries from that collaboration." - Ambassador Pyatt
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Trump Honors African Americans

February is National African American History Month. President Trump issued the following proclamation to commemorate the role African Americans have played in U.S. history: NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As we celebrate National African American History ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Athens Energy Forum 2017

"We will continue to support our partners, to establish and deepen the energy interconnections between European states with the goal of creating a healthy, dynamic energy union in Europe. Greece has a critical role to play in that energy union with these vitally important natural gas infrastructure projects. "
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Ambassador’s Remarks at AMCHAM Pita Cutting & New Year’s Reception

January 30, 2017, 7:30 PM InterContinental Hotel, Athens, Greece As delivered Thank you Simos, καλησπέρα σας!  Let me begin by saying what an enormous pleasure it is for me to be with everybody here tonight.  When I first arrived in Athens, about four months ago, I made the point to Simos and to the team ...
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Ambassador’s Media Interview at the U.S. Presidential Event Hosted by Republicans Abroad

Friday January 20, 2017 6:00 pm Caravel Hotel, Athens, Greece As delivered Q:  Mr. Ambassador, what is the most important message you want to send to Greece? A:  The most important message today is that American democracy is alive and well.  This inauguration is a celebration of our democracy; it’s a bipartisan reaffirmation of the ...
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Insiders Guide: Arcosanti, an architectural experiment in the Arizona desert

“Welcome to the Arcosanti urban laboratory” proclaims the sign that welcomes visitors to this unusual experimental town located in the heart of Arizona. Architect Paolo Soleri envisioned Arcosanti in the early 70s based on the principles of “arcology” – the fusion of architecture with ecology. The city is a continuous live experiment: Seven thousand people ...
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Museums and Tourism: A Working Relationship

Athens, November 29, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy Athens, in partnership with the Benaki Museum and the British Council, is organizing the conference “Museums and Tourism: A Working Relationship.”  The event is taking place on December 8, 2016, 09:30 – 17:00, at The Benaki Museum, Pireos 138. The sixth annual Museum Conference invites museum and ...
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President Obama and President Pavlopoulos of Greece at State Dinner

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary November 15, 2016, Presidential Mansion Athens, Greece 7:37 P.M. EET PRESIDENT PAVLOPOULOS:  (As interpreted.)  Mr. President, I welcome you to Athens and to the presidency of the Republic, as the President of the United States of America, who has constantly and consistently served with respect for man, ...
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Remarks by President Obama and Greek PM Alexis Tsipras

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary November 15, 2016 Maximos Mansion Athens, Greece 4:20 P.M. EET PRIME MINISTER TSIPRAS:  (As interpreted.)  I want to thank the American President, Barack Obama, very warmly for visiting Greece and for choosing Athens, the birthplace of democracy, for one of his last stops before concluding his eight-year ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits Ancient Agora

Athens, November 7, 2016 – Ahead of the November 8 Presidential elections in the United States, U.S. Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey R. Pyatt visited the Athenian Stoa in the center of Ancient Athens, the “birthplace of democracy.”  His visit underscored the importance of Greece’s contributions to our democratic ideals.  Ambassador Pyatt received a tour of ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Welcome Reception in His Honor

Monday, October 24, 2016 7:00 pm USS Mount Whitney, Piraeus Port, Greece Thank you very much, Captain Sardiello.  Κυρίες και Κύριοι καλησπέρα σας!  Είναι μεγάλη μου χαρά που είστε απόψε εδώ μαζί μας.  Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ που ήρθατε!  Προσβλέπω στην μεταξύ μας στενή συνεργασία τα επόμενα τρία χρόνια. Thank you and good evening everybody.  Thank you ...
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Hack The Camp: Refugee and Integration Challenges

Friday, October 21 was the first night of  #HackTheCamp  – the hackathon on refugee and integration issues. Ambassador Pyatt addressed the gathered crowd of 130 coders, creative professionals, designers, NGO representatives, and refugees, urging them to help find concrete solutions to the real problems faced by the migrants living in the camps. Teams will have six weeks to develop ...
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The Insider’s Guide: See a different side of America!

The U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS Athens, in partnership with Huffington Post  Greece, is proud to launch this year’s video project which will transport you to five spectacular destinations across the western United States. We chose to highlight five different destinations that show the diversity and ingenuity of the tourism industry in the U.S. – especially how young, creative entrepreneurs are reshaping ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the American Citizens’ Voting Party

  Friday 14 October 2016 – 7:00 p.m. American Community School Good evening everybody.  Thank you, Director Gialamas, for that very gracious introduction.  I also want to say thank you to Rosemary and the whole team from our Consular Section.  They do great, great work and I know they put a lot of effort into ...
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“Welcoming Today’s Refugees”

Athens, September 16, 2016 –“Welcoming Today’s Refugees” was the subject of a live, web event co-hosted September 13 by the U.S. Embassy in Athens.   NGO professionals, refugee activists, students, and academics discussed global responsibility for taking action on the refugee crisis.  Dr. Nadina Christopoulou from the Melissa Network of Migrant Women led the discussion in ...
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Remarks by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew at Joint Press Conference with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, July 21, 2016

ATHENS  Thursday, July 21, 2016 MODERATOR: (In Greek) Ladies and Gentlemen thank you for your presence. Minister of Finance, Mr. Euclid Tsakalotos the floor is yours. MINISTER TSAKALOTOS: (In Greek) We had a meeting with Mr. Jack Lew, who, as you know, recently, at least the one year that I have been Minister of Finance, ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Independence Day Reception, July 6, 2016

Thursday 6 July 2016 – 7:00 p.m. Ambassador’s Residence  Ministers, Distinguished Guests, ladies and gentlemen, good evening and welcome.  My wife, Layla, and I are really delighted to welcome you all here, to Jefferson House, for the 240th anniversary of American independence. Special thank you, Mary, thanks for the introductions and thanks to our national ...
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“CodeGirls 2.0” successfully ended!

Fifty young girls in Kalamata and Kozani spent four days full of coding and technology, run contests and saw Google’s new gadgets during “CodeGirls 2.0,” an innovative coding program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in partnership with Mataroa. At the end of the program received their certificates from U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce.
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July 4th Voting Message, June 29, 2016

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections!  To vote in the November 2016 elections, U.S. citizens overseas must submit a completed Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016 requesting an absentee ballot.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already voted absentee in past elections, you must complete ...
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Ambassador’s Welcome Remarks Graduation Ceremony at Deree/American College of Greece, June 25, 2016

Saturday 25 June 2016 – 7:45 p.m. Deree/ACG Campus, Agia Paraskevi Dr. Horner, Dr. Meehan, faculty and staff, family and friends, graduates, welcome everyone.  It is an honor to be with you tonight. Members of the class of 2016, congratulations on reaching this milestone in your lives.  Congratulations as well to your families and friends ...
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Greek Entrepreneurs at President Obama’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Athens — Six Greek entrepreneurs have been selected to participate in the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) taking place from June 22-24 in Palo Alto, California.  As part of President Obama’s commitment to expand support for entrepreneurship and economic opportunity around the world, the GES has brought together the best innovators, thinkers, social entrepreneurs, and ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks: USS Harry S. Truman, June 22, 2016

NSA Souda Bay, Crete June 22, 2016 Good afternoon and welcome, everybody.  ADM Howard, RADM Batchelder, Captain Scholl.  Thank you to you, and all hands on this great ship, for visiting us. Your Excellencies the Minister Kouroumplis and Minister Kammenos, Admiral Apostolakis, Vice Admiral Giagkoumakis, Ambassador Bondy, members of Parliament, your Eminence Archbishop Dimitrios and ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks: Fulbright Reception, June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. Ambassador’s Residence  Artemis, thank you for that warm introduction. Minister Filis, scholars and students, and distinguished guests, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Jefferson House, to celebrate the Fulbright program and its Greek and American participants. The Fulbright students and scholars with us tonight, both those Americans ...
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Diplomats support Athens Pride 2016

Diplomats from the Embassies of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA in Greece will once again be expressing their support for the Athens Pride festival and parade on June 11, 2016 by taking part in the day-long event. The theme ...
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Ambassador Pearce’s Opening Remarks at Posidonia Reception, June 9, 2016

June 9, 2016 Jefferson House  Αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι καλησπέρα σας. Η παρουσία σας εδώ στο Jefferson House είναι μεγάλη τιμή για εμάς και απόψε σας καλωσορίζω σε αυτήν τη δεξίωση  προς τιμήν των αμερικανικών εταιριών που συμμετέχουν στην ναυτιλιακή έκθεση Ποσειδώνια. Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome, Thank you for coming to celebrate the Posidonia International ...
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Ambassador’s Opening Remarks at Stanford-London Business School Conference – “Breaking the Bottlenecks: Steps Toward Sustainable Growth,”

“Breaking the Bottlenecks:  Steps Toward Sustainable Growth”  Wednesday, June 8, 2016 – 2:30 p.m. Cotsen Hall, American School of Classical Studies Everybody, Panos, Christos, thank you for the very kind introduction. Distinguished panelists, distinguished guests, it’s a real pleasure to be here. Σας ευχαριστώ θερμά για την πρόσκληση και την ευκαιρία που μου δίγεται να ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble at the G-7 in Sendai, Japan, May 21, 20

May 21, 2016 SENDAI – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew met today with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble on the sidelines of the G-7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting. Secretary Lew and Minister Schäuble discussed the importance of Greece, the IMF, and European institutions constructively working together to conclude the first review of ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with Eurogroup President and Finance Minister of the Netherlands Jeroen Dijsselbloem a

May 20, 2016 SENDAI – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew met today with Eurogroup President and Finance Minister of the Netherlands Jeroen Dijsselbloem on the sidelines of the G-7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting. Secretary Lew and Minister Dijsselbloem discussed progress being made toward concluding the first review of Greece’s economic reform ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin at the G-7 in Sendai, Japan, May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016 SENDAI – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew met today with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin on the sidelines of the G-7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting. Secretary Lew and Minister Sapin discussed the importance of Greece, the IMF, and European institutions constructively working together to conclude the first review of ...
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Joint U.S.-Greek Training on Airport Security

The U.S. Embassy co-hosted a Customs and Border Protection document training for the Hellenic National Police, Athens International Airport personnel, airline personnel and their security companies.  The goal of the training was to enhance border security by helping relevant personnel more effectively identify improperly documented passengers.  The training, under the auspices of the U.S. Department ...
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U.S. Perspectives on NATO

Deputy Political Counselor and Political-Military Officer Julia Jacoby recently addressed 40 undergraduate students who are studying international affairs and  NATO  issues at  Panteion University . Julia covered the history and turning points of NATO as an organization and discussed the upcoming Warsaw NATO Summit where NATO heads of state and government officials will come together to make decisions ...
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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts, May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Ysaÿe M. Barnwell – Member, National Council on the Arts Daniel Becker – Member, Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute Rena Bitter – Ambassador to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Department of State Anne ...
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Greek University Career Center Directors in the U.S.

Representatives of the career centers of the  Technical University of Crete , the  Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki , the Technological Educational Institute of Chania-Crete, Greece , the  Piraeus University of Applied Sciences , and the Co-Founder of  Effect , kicked off their  International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)  in New York and New Jersey to explore how universities operate in the U.S. to contribute to youth entrepreneurship, innovation and job creation The participants visited  Stevens Institute of Technology  where two of the Vice Provosts are ...
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Remarks by Amos Hochstein Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. Department of State at Trans Adriatic Pipeline Groundbr

Remarks by Amos Hochstein Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. Department of State at Trans Adriatic Pipeline Groundbreaking Thessaloniki, Greece May 17, 2016 Thank you Prime Minister Tsipras for hosting us all today here and for your leadership and dedication that has led us to this point.  This is an important event ...
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Ambassador’s Greeting at the American Hellenic Institute Award Dinner, May 11, 2016

11 May 2016, 8:30 pm Grande Bretagne Hotel Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.  It is an honor for me to be with you, again, for the American Hellenic Institute’s award dinner. Tonight, not only do we celebrate the accomplishments of two outstanding award recipients, we also celebrate the profound friendship and partnership between Greece and ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Call with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, April 28, 2016

Washington April 28, 2016 U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew spoke by phone today with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Secretary Lew and Prime Minister Tsipras discussed the importance of Greece, the IMF, and European institutions constructively working together to conclude the first review of Greece’s economic reform program and find a sustainable path forward in ...
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U.S. Ambassador: The U.S. Position on Greece’s Economic Reform Program has not Changed – April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016 Athens — U.S. Ambassador to Greece David D. Pearce today emphasized that the U.S. position on Greece’s economic reform program has not changed. He noted the continued efforts of the United States to urge Greece to accelerate progress on agreeing to and implementing reforms that can stimulate investment, growth, and jobs. He ...
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U.S. Ambassador: The U.S. Position on Greece’s Economic Reform Program has not Changed, April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016 Athens — U.S. Ambassador to Greece David D. Pearce today emphasized that the U.S. position on Greece’s economic reform program has not changed. He noted the continued efforts of the United States to urge Greece to accelerate progress on agreeing to and implementing reforms that can stimulate investment, growth, and jobs. He ...
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U.S. Embassy Athens sponsors “CodeGirls” An interactive coding program for girls in Trikala and Patras

The U.S. Mission to Greece and the Greek NGO Mataroa are partnering with the Municipality of Trikala and the Achaia Chamber of Commerce to sponsor a one-of-a-kind, innovative coding program for Greek girls between 10 and 16 years of age. In an attempt to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors, this ...
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Opening of HSI Cultural Property Workshop, April 18, 2016

Acropolis Museum April 18, 2016 Αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι καλημέρα σας και σας ευχαριστώ θερμά για την παρουσία σας. Είναι ιδιαίτερη τιμή για μένα να βρίσκομαι σήμερα εδώ στο Μουσείο Ακρόπολης όχι μόνο ως πρέσβης της χώρας μου, αλλα και ως λάτρης και σπουδαστής  της αρχαίας ελληνικής κληρονομιάς και του ελληνικού πολιτισμού γενικότερα. Πολλοί από ...
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Greek Startups Pitch at SXSW 2016!

The  U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS , in collaboration with  The Hellenic Initiative and Austin-based  International Accelerator , supported the participation of 24 Greek startup professionals in the  SXSW Interactive 2016  Festival. During the Festival, the Greek Startup Delegation participated in an international pitching competition, with seven of participants listed in the Top 10 Startups out of 84 competitors. One of the startups,  ERGON Foods , won second place! A ...
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Opening of HSI Cultural Property Workshop, April 18, 2016

Acropolis Museum April 18, 2016 Αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι καλημέρα σας και σας ευχαριστώ θερμά για την παρουσία σας. Είναι ιδιαίτερη τιμή για μένα να βρίσκομαι σήμερα εδώ στο Μουσείο Ακρόπολης όχι μόνο ως πρέσβης της χώρας μου, αλλα και ως λάτρης και σπουδαστής  της αρχαίας ελληνικής κληρονομιάς και του ελληνικού πολιτισμού γενικότερα. Πολλοί από ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew met today with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos at the 2016 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.  Secretary Lew and Minister Tsakalotos discussed the importance of Greece, the IMF, and European institutions concluding the first review of Greece’s ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew met today with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble at the 2016 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. Secretary Lew and Minister Schäuble discussed progress being made toward concluding the first review of Greece’s economic reform program.  Secretary Lew ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with President of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem, April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew met today with President of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem at the 2016 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. Secretary Lew and Minister Dijsselbloem discussed progress being made toward concluding the first review of Greece’s economic reform program.  Secretary ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin, April 13, 2016

April 13, 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew met this evening with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin ahead of the 2016 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. Secretary Lew and Minister Sapin discussed recent efforts toward concluding the first review of Greece’s economic reform program.  Secretary ...
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Exposec-Defenseworld Conference, April 12, 2016

April 12, 2016 Athens Ledra Hotel Good afternoon. It’s a pleasure to be back here, today, with friends from the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce. This past year has been a roller coaster – I don’t have to tell you that, you’ve been running businesses at a time of huge uncertainty.  For most people, taxes are ...
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Ambassador Pearce Visits Athens Science Festival

U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce had the opportunity to stop by the Athens Science Festival  and visit Dimitris Hatzis, the youngest person to ever build a 3D printed, life-sized, humanoid robot, which he calls ‘Troopy’. This was the perfect opportunity for Ambassador to also congratulate young Dimitris from Kavala for being admitted to the  MIT Launch program. MIT Launch is ...
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Treasury Under Secretary Nathan Sheets Travels to Paris, Athens, and Rome

May 9, 2016 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced that Under Secretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets will travel to Paris, France; Athens, Greece; and Rome, Italy from May 10-12, 2016. On May 10 in Paris, Under Secretary Sheets will meet with government officials to discuss recent developments in the global ...
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Greek Creative Delegation at SXSW 2016

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Travel Alert: Europe

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International Women’s Day at Microsoft Innovation Center

Deputy Chief of Mission Suzanne Lawrence met with 25 women entrepreneurs, tech innovators, and business leaders in honor of International Women’s Day at Microsoft Innovation Center.  The participants provided advice and support to one another, with the conversation focused on  how to best overcome obstacles women face in the business world.  Peggy Antonakou, Managing Director ...
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Model United Nations

Economics Officer Annika Betancourt and Political Officer Rafael Diaz met with four Greek high school students from the Panagiotopoulos School in Athens who will take part in a Model United Nations competition in late March.  The students will take on the role of the United States in the mock U.N. General Assembly and they wanted ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with President of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem in Shanghai, February 27, 20

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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Call with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, February 27, 2016

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Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas

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U.S. – Greece Air Force Training at Souda Bay

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Vasilopita Cutting with the AMCHAM, January 26, 2016

Hotel Intercontinental January 26, 2016 Αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι καλησπέρα σας! Σας ευχαριστώ θερμά για την πρόσκληση που μου κάνατε να παραστώ απόψε εδω στην κοπή της ετήσιας πίτας. Είναι μεγάλη μου τιμή! Καλή σας χρονιά!  Χρόνια πολλά! This is the third year that I have the honor of cutting the Vasilopita with you, and ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, January 21, 2016

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Seminar on U.S. Tax Issues, January 20, 2016

SUNY Empire State College, and New York College in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service & the American Legion cordially invites you to attend a seminar by Mr. Bryan Larson, Commercial Counselor, Embassy of the United States of America, and Dr. Chris Holidis, U.S. Tax, Financial & Intl Business Advisor on “Investing in the United States ...
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Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, January 20, 2016

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security in Europe

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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Children’s Oncology Hospital “Elpida”, December 17, 2015

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Graduation Ceremony of Code Girls Educational Program 2.0, December 13, 2015

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Secretary Kerry Visits Greece

Secretary of State John Kerry visited Greece on Friday, December 4th, 2015 for meetings with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias.  While in Athens, the Secretary also met with the members of the migrant women’s organization Melissa and toured the Temple of Hephaestus with Dr. Kevin Daly of the American School of ...
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Young Innovator Visits the U.S. Embassy

Young Greek scientist, Dimitris Hatzis from Kavala, visited the U.S. Embassy Athens today and presented his robot, Troopy, which he created from 3D printed material. Dimitris Hatzis has become the youngest person to build a 3D printed, life-size humanoid robot. His year-long build was part of In Moov, an open-source 3D printed life-size robot created ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Monday, November 30, 2015

“The Greek Economy Conference” Monday, November 30, 2015, 2:45 pm Athens Intercontinental Αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι καλησπέρα σας, Χαίρομαι ιδιαίτερα που βρίσκομαι σήμερα εδώ μαζί σας.  Θα ήθελα να πω δύο λόγια  στα ελληνικά και  μετά θα συνεχίσω το υπόλοιπο της ομιλίας μου στα αγγλικά… Αυτή είναι η τρίτη φορά που παρευρίσκομαι σ’ αυτήν την ...
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The Inclusive Museum: Broadening the Role of Museums and Cultural Institutions in Society

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: November 17th Demonstrations

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Veterans Day

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Ferry Strike, November 2-4, 2015

*Please Note: The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation has extended its nationwide port strike effective at 6:00 am on November 2 to continue until 6 am on November 6, 2015. The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation has announced a 48-hour nationwide port strike effective at 6:00 am on November 2 to November 4, 2015.   According to information available to ...
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On October 26-27, U.S. State Department Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs, Kurt Tong, is visiting Athens to meet with Greek officials and private sector business leaders. The priority of his trip is to discuss Eurozone economic issues and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) agreement.  In Athens, he will meet ...
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Reception in honor of Congressional Delegation Alexander, October 16, 2015

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Greece, David D. Pearce 16 October 2015 Aboard USS Winston S. Churchill  Ministers, Senators, spouses, Admirals, Generals, distinguished guests.  Good evening.  Thank you, commander, for that kind introduction. My wife Leyla and I are both honored to be with you tonight on board the USS Winston Churchill, and I particularly ...
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Energy Envoy Meets with Greek Counterparts

Amos Hochstein, U.S. Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs at the U.S. Department of State visited Greece October 13-14 for meetings with Greek government officials and energy sector representatives.  Among his official meetings, Special Envoy Hochstein met with Minister of State Nikos Pappas, and Minister of Productive Reconstruction, Environment and Energy Panos Skourletis. ...
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Columbus Day

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U.S. Senators Visit Greece, Focus on Impacts of Refugee Crisis

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a delegation of U.S. Senators to Athens and Lesvos, Greece October 9-11.  Accompanying Senator Shaheen on the official visit were U.S. Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). While in Athens, the delegation met with senior government officials, including Minister of ...
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U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce Visits Intracom in Athens

Ambassador Pearce met with Mr. Sokratis Kokkalis, founder and major shareholder of Intracom and Intralot groups and the top management team, and discussed both groups’ activities around the globe.  They focused on the more than 20 years of U.S.-Greek commercial relations, which includes Intracom’s strategic cooperation with Raytheon, Boeing, IBM and Oracle among others. During his visit, Ambassador Pearce ...
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20-20 Investment Forum, October 8, 2015

Cotsen Hall, Gennadius Library American School of Classical Studies October 8, 2015 Thank you, Tania, for your kind introduction, and let me add my own welcome to all of the guests here.  I am glad you’ve had the opportunity to come to Athens, and to one of its most magnificent spots: the Gennadius Library at ...
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Ambassador David D. Pearce on SKAI’s Econews!

U.S. Ambassador Pearce, appeared on SKAI TV’s Econews on Saturday October 3, to help increase awareness of the U.S. National Ocean Policy.  The Ambassador addressed the importance of volunteering, which can be a useful tool in implementing social and environmental policies.  In his interview, the Ambassador discusses how the U.S. Embassy in Athens, wanting to ...
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Athens Consular Visit to Thessaloniki in October

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New U.S. Consul General in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki – The American Consulate General announces the arrival of the new Consul General Ms. Rebecca A. Fong, who is succeeding Robert P. Sanders. Prior to her assignment to Thessaloniki, as a career Foreign Service Officer, Ms. Fong has served at the U.S. Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan; the U.S. Embassy in Damascus, Syria; the U.S. ...
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21st U.S. University Fair in Athens

The Fulbright Foundation presents the annual U.S. University Fair onMonday, October 5, 2015 at theCrowne Plaza Hotel, 50 Michalakopoulou Street, Athens, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Representatives and alumni from U.S. universities will be available to offer information to students interested in studying in the United States.  The annual event features institutions from all across the ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Meeting with the Prime Minister of Greece Tsipras and Foreign Minister Kotzias: On the Record Statement by State Department Sp

On the Record Statement by State Department Spokesperson John Kirby   October 1, 2015 Secretary Kerry met with Prime Minister of Greece Tsipras and Foreign Minister Kotzias yesterday in New York. The Secretary reaffirmed the close bilateral relationship between the United States and Greece, a NATO Ally and EU partner. He encouraged Greece to swiftly ...
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Eliminating Food Waste!

The U.S. Embassy in Athens is proudly sponsoring an three-week internship program for the co-founder Greek NGO Boroume (“We Can”) at New York’s City Harvest NGO. Through this unique program, Boroume co-founder Alexia Moatsou will gain expertise on augmenting Boroume’s food saving /distribution program.  City Harvest is the world’s first food rescue organization, and is dedicated to feeding hungry New ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece, September 24, 2015

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2015 Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece President Obama spoke by phone today with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece to congratulate him on his party’s success in the September 20 elections.  President Obama noted that ...
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U.S. Embassy and Hellenic National Defense College hold symposium on lessons of the Greek Stoics honoring U.S. Navy VADM James Stockdale

Athens – On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, the U.S. Embassy Athens, in collaboration with the Hellenic National Defense College, organized a Symposium at the Maritime Museum of Greece entitled: “Entering the World of Epictetus.”  The symposium commemorated 50 years since the captivity of U.S. Navy Vice Admiral James Stockdale in Vietnam’s infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison. ...
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Remarks for the Opening of the James Bond Stockdale commemoration and Ethics Symposium “Entering the World of Epictetus”, September 23, 2015

September 23, 2015 Naval Museum, Zea Harbor Piraeus, Greece Good morning and thank you for that kind introduction. I am delighted that today we have with us, Director of the Hellenic Defense War College Major General Thomaides, Generals and Admirals of the Hellenic Military, and several of my ambassadorial colleagues.  It is an honor for ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Greece

On September 20-23, 2015, U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise, U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip and Representative for the State of Louisiana, led the visit of a U.S. congressional delegation to Athens and Chania, Greece.  The delegation met with the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos, with a wide range of Greek contacts, and ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Kozani High School Students in Youth Enterpreneurship Summer Program at the Athens University of Economics and Business

Athens — The Embassy of the United States of America in Greece supported the participation of ten high school students from Kozani in the 5th annual Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Program, organized by the Athens University of Economics and Busienss ( www.yes.aueb.gr ). The program is designed to offer students practical learning on how a business works ...
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U.S. Embassy Brings Rebecca Lazier and her Dance Company to Greece

Athens — The U.S. Embassy in Athens, in collaboration with the Moni Lazariston and the Patras International Festival is sponsoring “Coming Together/Attica,” a performance by renowned choreographer Rebecca Lazier and her dance company. The performances will take place on July 21 at the Moni Lazariston at 21:30, and on July 24 at the Roman Odeon ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Lew’s Meetings in Europe on Greece (July 16, 2015)

July 16, 2015 FRANKFURT, BERLIN, AND PARIS – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew today concluded a series of meetings with his European counterparts on the ongoing situation in Greece. This morning in Berlin, Germany, Secretary Lew met with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaueble.  This afternoon in Paris, France, the Secretary met with French Finance ...
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Statement by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Greece Agreement (July 13, 2015)

7/13/2015 “Today’s agreement between Greece and its creditors is an important step forward. The agreement provides a basis for restoring trust among the parties and creates the conditions for a path forward for Greece within the Eurozone, which is in the best interests of Greece, Europe and the global economy. It underscores Greece’s commitment to ...
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Readout of Secretary Lew’s Call with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on the Situation in Greece (July 12, 2015)

WASHINGTON – Secretary Lew spoke by telephone this morning with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on the ongoing situation in Greece.  Secretary Lew noted that he is closely monitoring the discussions in Brussels and has been encouraged by reports of some progress, though additional work clearly remains.  He noted that Greece has made substantial movement ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany (July 7, 2015)

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Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Tsipras of Greece (July 7, 2015)

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Readout of President’s call with President Hollande of France (July 6, 2015)

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4th of July Reception: Remarks by U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce, July 2, 2015

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Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy (July 1, 2015)

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Readout of the President’s Call with President Francois Hollande of France (June 29, 2015)

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2015 Readout of the President’s Call with President Francois Hollande of France The President spoke today with President Hollande of France regarding developments in Greece.  The two leaders agreed on the importance of restarting work to reach agreement on a package of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Banking Disruptions in Greece

June 28, 2015 The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Greece of the possibility of disruptions to banking services – including credit-card processing and servicing of ATMs – throughout Greece in light of developments within the local economy.  International and local media are reporting that banks will remain closed starting on ...
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Fulbright Awards Ceremony: Welcome Remarks by Ambassador David D. Pearce, June 24, 2015

Good evening, and thank you, Artemis, for that kind introduction. Minister Fotakis, Artemis, members of the Fulbright Board and staff, Fulbright scholars and students, family members of students, distinguished guests, it is my pleasure to welcome you here to the Jefferson House to celebrate both a great program and all those who support and participate ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Call Today with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (June 22, 2015)

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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Call Today with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (June 16, 2015)

June 16, 2015 U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew spoke by phone with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras this afternoon.  Secretary Lew reiterated that the Treasury Department remains engaged with all sides regarding the evolving situation in Greece.  Secretary Lew underscored the urgency of Greece making a serious move to reach a pragmatic compromise with ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Call Today with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015 U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew spoke by phone with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras this morning.  Secretary Lew noted that the Treasury Department continues to monitor the evolving situation in Greece closely.  Secretary Lew also emphasized that the Treasury remains engaged with all parties involved – including Greece, its European partners, ...
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American Hellenic Institute Awards Dinner: Remarks by U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce, May 27, 2015

American Hellenic Institute Awards Dinner U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce U.S.-Greek Ties Grande Bretagne Hotel Wednesday, May 27, 2014 9:00 p.m. Αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι, καλησπέρα σας, Είναι τιμή για μένα να βρίσκομαι εδώ σήμερα στην τελετή απονομής βραβείου γιά τον κύριο Κωνσταντίνο Γαλάνη, και γιά τα Σχολεία Αμερικανικής Παροικίας Αθηνών. Σας ευχαριστώ θερμά για ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: IRS Webinar on Overseas Filing for U.S. Taxpayers: May 24, 2016

May 24, 2015 On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will hold a free online, web-based information session to assist U.S. overseas taxpayers in understanding their filing obligations.  The following guidance is made available from the IRS.  For further information, please contact the IRS directly . The webinar for Greece will be held 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on ...
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U.S. Assistant Secretary Nuland: We want to see prosperity and growth in Greece

On March 17, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland visited Athens to meet with senior Greek government officials.  She discussed a range of bilateral and regional issues, and described as “very good” her discussions with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, and Defense Minister Panos Kammenos. Assistant Secretary ...
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Reception onboard USS McFaul: Welcome Remarks by U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce, May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015; 19:00 Welcome Remarks by U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce (as prepared) Vice ADM Dimitriou, Mr. Mayor, Mr. Governor and other distinguished guests, it is an honor to be with you tonight on board the U.S.S. McFaul. Commanding officer Gunther we thank you for your hospitality this evening as we celebrate Armed Forces ...
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Reception at Residence of U.S. Ambassador in honor of Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015: Remarks by U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce, May 1

May 14, 2015; 14:30-16:00 Remarks by U.S. Ambassador David D. Pearce (as prepared) Distinguished guests, it is an honor for me and my wife, Leyla, to welcome you to our home today.  I’m so proud to celebrate the Special Olympics movement and the ideals of understanding, respect and achievement that the movement promotes throughout the ...
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U.S. Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs Meets with Senior Greek Officials

Athens, May 8, 2015 Mr. Amos Hochstein, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, visited Athens May 7-8 for discussions with Minister of State Nikos Pappas, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias, Minister of Productive Reconstruction, Environment and Energy Panagiotis Lafazanis, and energy company officials. Special Envoy Hochstein ...
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Commander of U.S. Transportation Command, General Paul Selva, Visits Greece

March 4, 2015 The Commander of U.S. Transportation Command, four-star General Paul J. Selva visited Greece this week to meet Defense Minister Panos Kammenos and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias.  General Selva will also visit officials at Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Crete. During his meetings, General Selva made special mention of the close ...
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U.S. Embassy Athens sponsors “CodeGirls” – An interactive coding program for young girls in Kalamata and Kozani!

The U.S. Mission to Greece is partnering with the Greek NGO Mataroa to sponsor a one-of-a-kind, innovative coding program for Greek girls aged 10-16.  In an attempt to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors, this program aspires to educate, inspire, and equip high-school girls with the skills and resources to pursue ...
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U.S. Embassy Athens brings Live Music Cinema to Greece with Oscar-nominated American filmmaker Sam Green and yMusic

The U.S. Mission to Greece is partnering with the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, the Athens Concert Hall and the Fulbright Foundation, to bring pioneering American filmmaker Sam Green and his Live Music Cinema to Athens and Thessaloniki. Pages from the infamous Guinness Book of Records come to life in Sam Green’s documentary The Measure of All ...
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State Department Official Visits Greece, Meets New Government Counterparts

February 27, 2015 – U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Amanda Sloat visited Greece this week to meet with officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense, and other government agencies.  She also met with representatives from the private sector, civil society, and non-governmental organizations.  In addition to visiting Athens, she toured and ...
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Ambassador Pearce meets Prime Minister and other Ministers, Feb. 6, 2015

February 6, 2015 – U.S. Ambassador to Greece David D. Pearce met over the past two days with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras; Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis; Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias; Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism Minister Giorgos Stathakis; and Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Ambassador Pearce was joined for his meetings with ...
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President Obama on Austerity Programs (January 31, 2015)

During President Barack Obama’s interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, he discussed Greece, saying “Fiscal prudence is important, structural reforms are necessary in many of these countries. But what we’ve learned in the U.S. experience… is that the best way to reduce deficits and to restore fiscal soundness is to grow.  And when you have an ...
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Vasilopita Cutting with the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, January 22, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015 Intercontinental Hotel (As Prepared) Αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι καλησπέρα σας! Σας ευχαριστώ θερμά για την πρόσκληση που μου κάνατε να παραστώ απόψε εδω στην κοπή της ετήσιας πίτας. Είναι μεγάλη μου τιμή! Thank you for having me here again this year to cut the Vasilopita with you.  What I like best ...
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United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

January 21, 2016 WASHINGTON—The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining the highest ...
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U.S. Consul Will Visit Thessaloniki on January 12 and 13, 2015

Athens – On January 12 and 13, 2015, a U.S. consul will be in Thessaloniki to accept passport applications, register births abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s), and provide limited notarial services. These services are available by appointment only.  You may book an appointment here:  https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/default.asp?postcode=TES&appcode=1 Passports.  Please check the U.S. Embassy website http://athens.usembassy.gov/passports.html for information about whether ...
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Join the Delegation to the Power Generation Week and POWER-GEN International Trade Show

Athens — The United States Embassy is pleased to announce the first ever Greek & Cypriot delegation to the 2014 Power Generation Week and POWER-GEN International trade show December 7-11 in Orlando, Florida.  POWER-GEN International is the industry leader in providing comprehensive coverage of the trends, technologies, and issues facing the power generation sector.  With ...
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Museum Conference: “The Future is Now: Evolving Museum Strategy, programming and Communication.”

CONFERENCE ON MUSEUM PRACTICES Benaki Museum – Pireos Street Annex Thursday, December 4, 2014, 10:00 – 16:30 On December 4, the U.S. Embassy in Athens, the Benaki Museum and the British Council are organizing the conference “The Future is Now: Evolving Museum Strategy, programming and Communication. At the fourth annual Museum Conference, museum professionals, independent ...
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U.S. Congress Members Visit Greece

The U.S. Embassy in Greece welcomed two delegations of members of the U.S. Congress this week, led by Congressman Gus Bilirakis and Congressman Paul Cook respectively. The congressional delegation visits are part of a series of high-level exchanges between the United States and Greece that strengthen the bilateral relationship with a key ally in an ...
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Conference on the Greek Economy, December 1, 2014

Remarks  by United States Ambassador David D. Pearce American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce Intercontinental Hotel (As prepared) Αξιότιμε κύριε πρωθυπουργέ, κύριοι υπουργοί, αξιότιμα μέλη της Βουλής, αξιότιμες κυρίες και κύριοι, καλησπέρα σας.  I’m delighted to be back with you this year for the 25thannual conference on the Greek economy. After several years in crisis, the Greek economy ...
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UTech Lab Grand Opening: Remarks by the Ambassador (Nov.26, 2014)

UTech Lab Grand Opening Eugenides Foundation Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 7pm (as prepared) Αγαπητές φίλες και φίλοι… President Demetriades-Eugenides, Eugenides Foundation members and staff, educators and friends of education, I’m honored to celebrate with you the opening of the UTech Lab. It was one of the greats of American history, Ben Franklin, who said, “tell ...
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Libraries, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

10th International Conference of the Committee for the Support of Libraries (CSL) Athens – The Committee for the Support of Libraries (CSL) with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Athens, organizes the 10th international conference entitled: “Libraries, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” The Conference will be held on November 22, 2014, at the National Hellenic Research ...
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Technical Difficulties will Delay Visa and Passport Processing

Athens, November 18, 2014 ATTENTION:  U.S. embassies and consulates are currently experiencing technical difficulties that may result in delays in visa processing and receiving and sending communications.  Additionally, applicants who have interviews for student and exchange visitor (F/M/J) visas scheduled for this week should bring proof of payment of the SEVIS fee.  U.S. citizens may ...
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U.S. Consul Will Visit Chios on November 5, 2014

Athens — The U.S. Embassy announced today that a U.S. Consul will perform a consular outreach trip to Chios on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.   During the visit, the Consul will accept passport applications, applications to register the birth of children born abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s) and provide limited notarial services.  Passport services, Consular Reports ...
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U.S. Consul Will Visit Thessaloniki on October 23 and 24, 2014

Athens — The U.S. Embassy announced today that a U.S. Consul will perform a consular outreach trip to Thessaloniki, at the U.S. Consulate in Thessaloniki, on Thursday, October 23, and Friday, October 24, 2014.  During the visit, the Consul will accept passport applications, applications to register the birth of children born abroad to U.S. citizen ...
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THE FULBRIGHT FOUNDATION PRESENTS AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES: 20th U.S. University Fair in Athens – Join the world’s best!

The Fulbright Foundation presents its annual US University Fair onMonday, 6 October 2014 at theCrowne Plaza Hotel, 50 Michalakopoulou Street, Athens 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Representatives and alumni from U.S. colleges and universities will be available to offer information to students interested in studying in the U.S.  The annual event features institutions from all ...
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American Animation Professionals Connect with Local Audiences

More than 3,000 animation fans attended the four-day  Animasyros International Animation Festival , held October 2-5 on the island of Syros. American animation professionals Mark Shapiro, Marketing and Brand Manager of the LAIKA Animation Studio, and independent animator Nina Paley participated in the festival with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Athens. The festival opened with the European premier ...
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Secretary of the U.S. Army Visits Athens

Secretary of the United States Army, John McHugh, met today with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Alternate Minister of Defense Fofi Gennimata, Chief of the Hellenic Defense Forces Mikhail Kostarakos and other senior Greek officials.  The Secretary of the U.S. Army’s visit to Athens reinforces the high-level coordination and excellent bilateral and military-to-military cooperation between ...
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“Painting Together”

Members of the Embassy community service network, headed by Ambassador Pearce’s wife Leyla, joined residents of the Cerebral Palsy “Open Doors” Center in Athens for a day of painting.  Embassy volunteers joined Center residents to paint large movable canvases, creating pieces based on the themes of diversity and accepting differences.  All painters were excited to ...
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Marshall Center Border Protection Conference (September 23, 2014)

Welcome Remarks by Ambassador David D. Pearce September 23, 2014 (as prepared)  Ambassador Schoof, esteemed colleagues and guests, It’s a great honor to be with you today to open this conference on border protection.  The issues you will discuss over the next few days – illicit migration, trafficking in persons, and terrorist networks – are some ...
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U.S. Consul Will Visit Rhodes and Karpathos on September 18 & 19, 2014

Athens — The U.S. Embassy announced today that a U.S. Consul will perform a consular outreach trip to Rhodes and Karpathos, on Thursday and Friday, September 18 and 19, 2014 respectively.  During the visit, the Consul will accept passport applications, applications to register the birth of children born abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s)