Deputy Chief of Mission David Burger’s Remarks for Workshop on Cyber Threats to Financial Institutions

Deputy Chief of Mission David Burger: “The United States is committed to the collective security of all NATO member states and to fighting malign influence, disinformation, and complex cyber threats across our transatlantic community. The global nature of cyberspace necessitates strong international engagement and cooperation through diplomacy and by building the capacity of our foreign …

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Deputy Chief of Mission David Burger’s Remarks at Memorial Ceremony for the Battle of Peta, Presentation of Award for American Philhellenes

Deputy Chief of Mission David Burger: “Americans understood that our new republic was inspired by the democratic principles of ancient Greece.  They formed grassroots organizations to advocate for the Greek cause and deliver humanitarian aid to the Greek people. Two hundred years later, the special bond between the United States and Greece is stronger than ever.  As …

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Deputy Chief of Mission David Burger’s Remarks at 10th Greek Investment Forum in New York

Deputy Chief of Mission David Burger: “Our countries are growing closer in every sector of the economy, including tourism, where American demand to visit Greece is skyrocketing.  There are now nine direct flights from the United States to Greece this summer, more than we’ve ever had before.  And I think this very much reflects how …

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DCM David Burger’s Remarks at “Agrologistics in Greece: Challenges and Opportunities”

Deputy Chief of Mission David Burger: “the U.S. and Greek governments, and U.S. and Greek companies.  As this event demonstrates, we can accomplish great things by coming together to support innovation in the agricultural sector.  And President Biden has reaffirmed that the United States is committed to working with Greece to pursue sustainable economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic.”

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Deputy Chief of Mission David Burger Remarks on U.S.-Greek Relations in the Biden Era

Deputy Chief of Mission David Burger: “In his address to the Greek people and his phone conversation with Prime Minister Mitsotakis on March 25 to commemorate the Greek bicentennial, President Biden described how, for two hundred years, our nation’s fates have been intertwined, bound together by our shared democratic values and a common commitment to …

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Deputy Chief of Mission David Burger Remarks: Fulbright Spring Get-Together with Greek Fulbright Fellows in the U.S.

Deputy Chief of Mission David Burger: “It’s also an exciting time to be in Greece because we’re doing so much great work with the Greek government on really expanding the horizons of U.S.-Greece cooperation in the academic world. Right now, we’re working very closely with Minister of Education Nikki Kerameus, a graduate of a U.S. …

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Deputy Chief of Mission David Burger’s Interview with “Eleftheri Thraki” Newspaper

October 19, 2020 Eleftheri Thraki: What does your visit to Alexandroupoli signify? DCM Burger: Alexandroupoli plays a strategic role in the United States and Greece’s shared vision of building European energy and regional security. Our Ambassador has visited Alexandroupoli a record number of five times, and several other U.S. officials have visited, including representatives from …

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DCM David Burger’s Remarks at Half the Picture Screening Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival, Castellorizo

Monday, August 25, 2020 Thank you so much, Irini. It’s a real honor to be here. We’re really honored as the U.S. Embassy to sponsor Half the Picture. A great thanks to the Hellenic History Foundation for this terrific event. Beyond Borders is of course challenging us to think beyond our borders, think beyond our …

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DCM David Burger’s Remarks at the AmCham New Year’s Reception Pita Cutting

DCM David Burger’s Remarks at the AmCham New Year’s Reception Pita Cutting The MET Hotel, Thessaloniki Monday, February 3, 2020, 8:00 p.m. Καλησπέρα σας.  Χρόνια πολλά!  Deputy Minister Karaoglou, Governor Tzitzikostas, Vice Governor Patoulidou, General Koutras, honored guests, it’s always a pleasure to be back in Thessaloniki and to see so many friends from northern Greece …

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DCM David Burger’s Remarks in Commemoration of Victims of Terrorism

We share excellent cooperation between our law enforcement agencies in the fight against international terrorism.  Our collaboration on border security and information exchange has led to many important successes and aims to ensure that there are no future victims of terrorism in Greece.  We value this important partnership that keeps both of our countries safe.

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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission David Burger at the Ministry of Education

SAEG Workshop: “Attracting U.S. Students to Greece: Opportunities and Challenges” Ministry of Education, Athens Monday, December 9, 2019, 9:45 a.m. Καλημέρα σας.  I’d like to thank Deputy Minister Digalakis, Secretary General Dimitropoulos, and the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs for hosting us today and for partnering with us on this workshop on opportunities and …

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Opening Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission David Burger at Annual Museum Conference

Benaki Museum Pireos 138, Athens Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9:30 a.m. Καλημέρα σας.  Mr. Manginis, Ambassador Smith, friends and guests, it’s exciting for me to be here at the beautiful Benaki Museum to participate in my first Museum Conference.  Now in its ninth year, this is a flagship program of our Cultural Office, a long-time …

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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission David Burger at VISA Greece General Assembly

David Burger, Deputy Chief of Mission: “Digitalization and innovation are two sectors where we see a lot of promise and potential for Greece to grow its economy, and we want more American companies, like Visa, to extend their footprint to Greece. We firmly believe that a strong Greece with a growing economy is a stronger …

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Grow with Google Presentation: Remarks by DCM David Burger

The “Grow with Google” project aligns with U.S. efforts at TIF 2019 to share our expertise in entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology.  One of the main ways that we are supporting Greece’s economic recovery is by supporting Greek entrepreneurs and disseminating important digital skills.

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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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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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