Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Outreach to Thessaloniki, October 4 and 5, 2018

American citizens of Northern Greece can meet with representatives from the U.S. Embassy on Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5, as they provide Consular and Federal Benefits Services. Consular services will include accepting passport applications for persons ineligible for mail-in application services and registering birth abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s) and are available by ...
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Remarks by Thessaloniki Consul General Pfleger at Digital Influencers Hub, USATIF 2018

September 13, 2018 Wow.  I had no idea what to expect this morning.  I didn’t expect that.  Especially dancing in my name in the morning.  [Laughter].  Well done. Good morning, everybody.  I was going to say something in Greek but then I realized it’s a very international audience and I should just stick to English ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Voice of America Interview

Ambassador Pyatt: One of the interesting things is because of the decade-long economic crisis, there has been a long period of under-investment. I think one of the big messages behind the Thessaloniki International Fair and the strong U.S. business presence here is that American companies are taking another look.
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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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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki (May 17, 2018) Location:     Announced gathering point is Venizelos statue (78, Egnatia St.) followed by a march to the U.S. Consulate General Event:           A demonstration protesting the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel is expected to take place May 17, starting at 7:00 p.m. Actions to Take:  Keep ...
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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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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Athens, Greece

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Athens, Greece (April 13, 2018) Locations: Megaro Musikis station and park to the U.S. Embassy Downtown Thessaloniki – Venizelos Statue (78, Egnatia Street) Event: Athens – Greek leftist and anti-war groups plan to protest possible U.S. action in Syria and military presence in the Aegean and Mediterranean starting at ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Athens, Greece (February 27, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Athens, Greece (February 27, 2018) Location:  March from Athens’ Syntagma Square up Vasilissis Sofias Avenue to the U.S. Embassy Athens. Event: PAME (Greek Trade Union Front) and the Communist Party (KKE) have announced plans to protest U.S. government policies starting at 18:30, Tuesday, February 27.  Reports indicate the participants ...
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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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Independence Day Reception in Thessaloniki

Today we celebrate 241 years of American democracy, and there is no place better-suited to mark the occasion than here in Greece. In 1776, a small band of patriots declared that we were a people created equal — free to think, worship, and live as we please; that our destiny would be not determined for ...
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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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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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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 Thessaloniki Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:30 pm Consul General’s Residence Καλησπέρα σας.  Let me begin, first of all, by saying how proud we are of our Consul General here in Northern Greece.  Rebecca, thank you for opening your home to all of us.  I’m the new guy here!  I only presented my credentials to the President ...
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Ambassador Pyatt at Anatolia College Campus

Ambassador’s Remarks at Anatolia College, Town Hall with American Citizens and Wardens Anatolia College Thessaloniki, Greece October 26, 2016, 6:30 PM Thank you very much Rosemary.  Good evening everybody.  Καλησπέρα σας.  I have been spending all day trying to remember to say “Χρόνια πολλά!” to all of my Demetra and Demetrios friends.  But I understand ...
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Consul General Explains U.S. Elections to Students

Consul General Rebecca Fong discussed the United States Electoral System and the Primaries with a group of 70 students of Political Science at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.  CG Fong offered an overview of the U.S. Presidential Elections, focusing on how the U.S. primary and general election works and the difference between popular voting and ...
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“Exchange Our World” with Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards, February 26, 2016

Following in the footsteps of the legendary Jazz Ambassadors Program of the 1950’s, the American Music Abroad Program specifically designed for people-to-people cultural exchange, communicated America’s rich musical contributions and diverse culture during a ten-day tour of Northern Greece.  Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards performed in Kozani, Xanthi and Thessaloniki holding concerts, workshops, lectures ...
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American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce Pita Cutting, February 1, 2016

“2015 was a year filled with quite a few challenges and uncertainty here in Greece.  Throughout all of it, the U.S. has been Greece’s steadfast friend.  This will not change.,” said Consul General Fong during her remarks at the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce “Pita Cutting” celebration on February 1; an event honoring an old Greek ...
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Fulbright Alumni Cut Traditional “Pita” for the New Year, January 25, 2016

On January 25, approximately 60 Fulbright Foundation alumni joined Consul General Rebecca Fong and Fulbright Executive Director Artemis Zenetou in the traditional “Pita cutting” to mark the New Year with aspirations of happiness and prosperity.  Along with Fulbright alumni, academics, artists, and others gathered to exchange views on the importance of academic exchange and the ...
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Opening of “The Rebirth of St. Nicholas” Exhibition in Thessaloniki

Consul General Rebecca Fong Rebecca Fong had the honor to participate in the opening of the exhibition “The Rebirth of St. Nicholas Church at ‘Ground Zero’” with designs by Santiago Calatrava, organized by the Teloglion Foundation of Arts and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Alternate Rector Paraskevi Argyropoulou-Pataka, Professor Alexandra Voutira, Consul General Fong, Professor ...
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Thessaloniki Model United Nations for Public School Students

Consul General Rebecca A. Fong congratulated a group of 240 high school students from 25 public schools of the central Macedonia region on their participation in the 14th annual Thessaloniki Model United Nations simulation exercise at the American Farm School, November 20 – 22.  Consul General Fong underlined the value of keeping an open mind, ...
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Ambassador Pearce Hosted a welcome Reception for Consul General Rebecca Fong

“Greece Matters” were the words of Consul General Rebecca Fong during her welcome reception hosted by Ambassador David D. Pearce last week.  Ambassador Pearce highlighted the importance of the U.S. Consulate in Thessaloniki and its close cooperation with the Embassy in Athens, underlining the long-lasting friendship between the two countries.  Ambassador Pearce described the principle ...
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Study in the USA Opportunities

Consul General Rebecca Fong discussed the value of educational exchanges and the Fulbright Program in Greece at an event organized in the framework of International Education Week on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the Journalists’ Union.  Consul General Fong, along with Fulbright Foundation Advisor Nicholas Tourides and Fulbright Scholarship recipients talked about the experience of ...
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AnimaSyros Animation Festival – Destination Trikala, February 27, 2015

February 27 was the opening day of the AnimaSyros Animation Festival – Destination Trikala, with the participation of both children and “older children” who are fans of cartoons and animation as a cinematographic art.  With the support of the U.S. Mission, this was the first “trip” of AnimaSyros outside of the island, which was concluded ...
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Thessaloniki Meets Design, February 21, 2015

Spotify lead product designer and art director Tobias van Schneider was the key note speaker at the World Information Architecture Day 2015 hosted in Thessaloniki, simultaneously with 38 cities in 24 countries around the world and spoke about architecting happiness by design.  World Information Architecture Day is a one-day annual conference, held across the world, ...
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Principal Officer Kicks-off First LEGO League Competition in Thessaloniki, February 8, 2015

Local education NGO EduACT, in cooperation with the U.S. Consulate General, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Church of Neapolis and the City of Pylaia organized the first ever “Experts’ Seminar for the FLL World Class Innovation Ambassadors Event” at the prestigious Concert Hall. The educational seminar on innovation was the kick-off event for the ...
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U.S. Consulate Commemorates Staff Member Executed by Nazis during WWII, February 4, 2015

U.S. Consul Robert P. Sanders and U.S. Consulate General guests honored the memory of David Tiano, a Greek U.S. consulate employee of Jewish extraction who was executed by the Nazis in 1942.  Dr. Yiorgos Antoniou, research associate of the International Hellenic University gave a lecture and presented footage of Holocaust survivors recounting their memories of WWII ...
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World Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015

Principal Officer Robert P. Sanders joined local authorities and officials, representatives of the armed forces, the police, Holocaust survivors and descendants of victims for the wreath laying ceremony on the World Holocaust Remembrance Day.  In Larissa, the attendees laid wreaths at the Holocaust Memorial of the Square of Greek Jewish Martyrs and attended the traditional ...
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“The Holocaust in Greece: Genocide and its Aftermath” International Conference in Thessaloniki

Devin E. Naar, Assistant Professor and Marsha & Jay Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies, Coordinator of the Sephardic Studies Initiative was the key-note speaker and lecturer during the first international conference on “The Holocaust in Greece:  Genocide and its Aftermath” organized by the Journal of Genocide Research and the International Hellenic University. Devin offered two ...
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Consulate Commemorates Employee Killed by Nazis

The American Consulate in Thessaloniki held its eighth annual lecture in memory of David Tiano, a Greek employee of Jewish extraction who was executed by the Nazis in 1942 after the U.S. declared war on Germany.  Dr. Maria Kavala, a history professor at Aristotle University who teaches courses on the holocaust and anti-Semitism, presented a ...
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English Language Specialist Engages Teachers on Tolerance/Diversity and Bullying Theme

During a week-long visit to the north of Greece, English Language Specialist Lydia Stack visited Thessaloniki for seminars with English language teachers on how to promote tolerance, diversity, and anti-bullying techniques in their schools.  Speaking in front of a full house of more than 150 English language teachers in the Thessaloniki History Center on February ...
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Consul Highlights Global Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism at Model UN Simulation Exercise, February 13, 2015

Consul Sanders addressed a group of 400 high-school students, representing 32 student delegations from ten different countries at the opening of the 10th Anatolia College MUN exercise on February 13, 2014.  Consul Robert Sanders congratulated the students for their commitment and participation and encouraged them to continue and explore their opportunities; build their leadership skills ...
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Principal Officer Attends Holocaust Remembrance Day in Thessaloniki and Larissa

Approximately 80 Fulbright alumni joined Principal Officer Robert Sanders and Fulbright Executive Director Artemis Zenetou on January 24 in a traditional new year’s “pita cutting,” symbolizing happiness and prosperity for the year.  Academics, Fulbright alumni, American schools representatives, artists and others attended the event and exchanged their views on the importance of education and academic ...
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Principal Officer Attends Holocaust Remembrance Day in Thessaloniki and Larissa

Principal Officer Robert Sanders joined local officials, representatives of the armed forces, the police, Holocaust survivors, and descendants of victims for a wreath laying ceremony on World Holocaust Remembrance Day in Thessaloniki.  In Larissa, the attendees laid wreaths at the Holocaust Memorial of the Square of Greek Jews of Larissa and attended a traditional candle ...
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Interaction and Creativity in Kozani Junior High School with English Language Teachers and Students

The Fourth Public Junior High School of Kozani hosted a workshop for 30 high school language instructors along with 30 students, who discussed the use of English in the classroom to understand  complex concepts like changing urban environments.  Three Aristotle University graduate students and their mentor, Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou, presented concepts on engaging students through ...
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“Solidarity Now” Opens Service Center in Thessaloniki

“Solidarity Now,” a network of organizations and people who work to assist those hurt by recession in Greece, opened its first Solidarity Center in Thessaloniki on January 17.  The Center cooperates with several local NGOs to operate as a host institution that offers assistance in legal matters, labor issues, social solidarity, medical support, psychological support, ...
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U.S. Ambassador David Pearce Highlights Strong U.S.-Greece Ties During Visit To Northern Greece

U.S. Ambassador David Pearce’s visit to northern Greece November 25-26 highlighted the enduring commitment of the United States to the region and reiterated the strong ties between the Greek and American people. In meetings with the Minister of Macedonia and Thrace and the Mayor of Thessaloniki, the Ambassador discussed the unique challenges regional and government ...
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