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Directorate for International Affairs

Head of Directorate: Paraskevi Karastergiou

tel.: (+30) 210 373 3868, -3617 fax: (+30) 210 373 3616, -3626

e-mail: interel@parliament.gr

             v.karastergiou@parliament.gr

 

The Directorate of International Affairs is responsible for developing cooperation between the Hellenic Parliament and international organizations, by following their work, by assisting and organizing the representation of the Parliament in their parliamentary assemblies and by studying and documenting relevant issues. It is also responsible for fostering and coordinating the relations of the Hellenic Parliament with Hellenes Abroad (Hellenic Diaspora), monitoring international cooperation issues and promoting inter-parliamentary relations.

The Directorate of International Affairs consists of the following Departments:


Α) 1st Department for International Organizations

Head: Eleni Konstantinidou

tel.: (+30) 210 373 3491 -3869 fax: (+30) 210 373 3424

e-mail: e.konstantinidou@parliament.gr 

              interel@parliament.gr


The Department follows the work of the parliamentary assemblies of NATO, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and other similar assemblies and provides administrative assistance and overall support to the relevant Hellenic Parliament delegations or representatives  while it also briefs said assemblies on the positions of Greece on international issues.

It collects information material for MPs (in cooperation with the competent ministries) and keeps record of issues of its competence.
It also takes care of the collection and systematic classification of the reports that are composed by delegated MPs or staff members on matters of their competence, and are then submitted to the President of the Parliament to be forwarded to the competent Ministers.
It organizes conferences, meetings and visits in Greece at the level of Presidents, Committees or Plenaries in the framework of the work of the above assemblies.
It provides updates on the international activities of the Greek delegations in these assemblies through the website of the Hellenic Parliament.

 


Β) 2nd Department for International Organizations

Head: Ekaterini Kartsakli

tel.: (+30) 210 373 3620, fax : (+30) 210 373 3616

e-mail: k.kartsakli@parliament.gr
 

The Department follows the work of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) as well as the parliamentary activities within the framework of the United Nations and provides administrative assistance and overall support to the relevant delegations or representatives of the Hellenic Parliament , while it briefs said assemblies on the positions of Greece on international issues.

It collects information material for MPs (in cooperation with the competent Ministries) and keeps record of issues of its competence.
It also takes care of the collection and systematic classification of the reports that are composed by delegated MPs or staff memberson matters of their competence, and are then submitted to the President of the Parliament to be forwarded to the competent Ministers.
It organizes conferences, meetings and visits in Greece at the level of Presidents, Committees or Plenaries in the framework of the work of the above assemblies.
It provides updates on the international activities of the Greek delegations in these assemblies through the website of the Hellenic Parliament.
 

 

C) Department of International Relations and Hellenes Abroad (Hellenic Diaspora)

Head: Aggeliki Matzavinou

tel.: (+30_ 210 373 3860 – 3489, fax: (+30) 210 373 3490

 

The Department follows the work of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO), the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (WHIA), the World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE) and the Special Permanent Committee on Greeks Abroad, etc. and provides administrative assistance and overall support to the relevant delegations or representatives of the Hellenic Parliament

It collects information material for MPs (with the cooperation of the competent Ministries) and keeps record of issues of its competence.
It also takes care of the collection and systematic classification of the reports that are composed by delegated MPs or staff members on matters of their competence, and are then submitted to the President of the Parliament to be forwarded to the competent Ministers.

Moreover, it is responsible for fostering and coordinating the bilateral relations of the Hellenic Parliament with foreign parliaments. Finally, it is responsible for preparing the programme of the official visits of the President of the Parliament or members of the Bureau of the Parliament to countries that do not fall within the competence of the Directorate of European Affairs and for the communication with the authorities of such countries.

It organizes conferences, meetings and visits in Greece in the framework of its work.

It provides updates on the international activities of the Greek delegations in these assemblies through the website of the Hellenic Parliament.

Abroad (SAE) and the Special Permanent Committee on Greeks Abroad, etc. and provides administrative assistance and overall support to the relevant delegations or representatives of the Hellenic Parliament

It collects information material for MPs (with the cooperation of the competent Ministries) and keeps record of issues of its competence.

It also takes care of the collection and systematic classification of the reports that are composed by delegated MPs or staff members on matters of their competence, and are then submitted to the President of the Parliament to be forwarded to the competent Ministers.

Moreover, it is responsible for fostering and coordinating the bilateral relations of the Hellenic Parliament with foreign parliaments. Finally, it is responsible for preparing the programme of the official visits of the President of the Parliament or members of the Bureau of the Parliament to countries that do not fall within the competence of the Directorate of European Affairs and for the communication with the authorities of such countries.

It organizes conferences, meetings and visits in Greece in the framework of its work.

It provides updates on the international activities of the Greek delegations in these assemblies through the website of the Hellenic Parliament.