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Demonstration Alert: Panhellenic General Strike on 21 September 2023

Public sector employees have announced a 24-hour General Strike throughout Greece for September 21, 2023. In Athens, demonstrations related to the strike are scheduled in Klafthmonos Square and Syntagma Square at 10:30 a.m. and in Piraeus in Karaiskaki Square at 10:00 a.m.  In Thessaloniki, demonstrations are planned at the Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos at 10:30 a.m.  Additional demonstrations are ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Athens, Consular Section and U.S. Consulate Thess will be operating at reduced capacity Sep 21-25

Athens, September 20, 2023 – The U.S. Embassy in Athens and its Consular Section, and the U.S. Consulate General in Thessaloniki will be operating at a reduced capacity from Thursday, September 21 to Monday, September 25, 2023, due to an onsite Embassy move. Emergency services for U.S. citizens will continue to be available during this ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: Maritime Strike

The U.S. Mission in Greece alerts U.S. citizens that a 24-hour nationwide strike for all categories of ships, including ferries, has been announced for Wednesday, September 13th, 2023 from 00:01 am until 11:59 pm  Please monitor  and local media for strike notifications.  Contact your ferry company or travel company directly for assistance.    Actions to Take:  ... Read More»

Special Envoy Stern on The Greek Current Podcast:  “Greece, the U.S., and the Work to Advance LGBTQI+ Rights”

Special Envoy Jessica Stern: "And so my role is to ensure that those conversations between the U.S. government and our counterparts in other governments include human rights and specifically the rights of LGBTQI+ persons.   So how does this all come together? Well, I have to say I had the great pleasure of visiting Greece ... Read More»