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Results of the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union 1 January – 30 June 2014

The fifth Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union concluded its mission and handed over to Italy. The Hellenic Presidency conducted its work at a period heavily affected by the ongoing economic crisis and its devastating effects in the social sphere. It was a period characterized by severe criticism of the EU and its way of functioning. This criticism and discontent were rather eloquently demonstrated during the recent European Parliament elections, when EU citizens proved to be quite vocal in their demand for a better Europe.

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Prime Minister Antonis Samaras reviews the Greek Presidency at European Parliament plenary session (2.07.2014)

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras reviewed the Greek Presidency at the European Parliament plenary session, today (2.07.2014) in Strasbourg. Prime Minister Samaras also held a press conference with EP President, Martin Schulz.

Read below PM Samaras’ Opening and closing statements at EP.

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The Greek Presidency reaches the end, the journey continues

After six months of intense work, 57 ministerial meetings and 67 political agreements (read the Greek Presidency Scoreboard here), the journey of the Greek Presidency reaches its end today and the website and twitter team feel the need to thank all the people behind the numbers: all of you who followed and read us, all of you who sent us your ideas, your comments and your wishes in the past months.

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DPM & FM Venizelos reviews Greek Presidency achievements – Press Conference

Upon the conclusion of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the EU, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos held at Zappeion Megaron, on Monday, 30 June 2014, a press conference, during which he reviewed the main achievements of the Greek Presidency.

Read below DMP & FM Venizelos' opening statements

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The Greek Presidency in numbers

With just 3 days to go until the end of the Greek semester, check out the figures that sum it up in terms of efficiency, economy and transparency.

Click here to view the infographic

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Closing ceremony

The closing ceremony held at Zappeion Megaron (30.06.2014) officially ended the Greek Presidency at the Council of the EU.

Find below the key speeches delivered by Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras and DPM & FM, Evangelos Venizelos.

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European Council (Brussels, 26-27.06.2014)

The European Council convenes today for a two-day summit. Today, the heads of state or government will gather in Ypres for a commemoration to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and then they will have an exchange of views on the strategic agenda for the Union in the coming years.