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Feierliche Eröffnung des griechischen Vorsitzes im Tempel des Olympischen Zeus

Tempel des Olympischen Zeus, Athen 8. Juli 2020 (20.15 Uhr Ortszeit beginnt)
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On the occasion of the inauguration of the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe, the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou will give a speech.

The event, which will be attended by the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, will begin with a greeting from the Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, in his capacity as Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

The event is part of the rich cultural activities scheduled in the framework of the six-month long Greek Chairmanship, due to take place in Greece and abroad. These events aim to highlight the cultural dimension of the Greek Chairmanship, which focuses on the protection of human rights, the rule of law and democracy in times of pandemic.

The Temple of Olympian Zeus was chosen for this event, as it symbolizes the timeless sacred locus of all human societies to preserve human dignity and human freedoms, even in times of environmental and health challenges – from the outbreak of Athens to COVID19 pandemic today.

The artistic part of the event will include a classical music program with distinguished Greek performers.

lt will be broadcasted livestream from the official website and the social media of the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe.

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