George Patoulis: "We create a new department at the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE) aiming to provide solutions to problems keeping apart the Greek Diaspora today from Mother Greece.”
The President of Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE) Mr. George Patoulis invites you to a press conference on Wednesday 11 July 2018, at 13:30, at the offices of KEDE, Akadimias 76 and Gennadiou 8 Str., Athens, on the initiative of the establishment of a new department of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece that would connect efficiently the Hellenes Abroad with their homeland .
Presidents of the major Hellenic Societies of Greece of the world will gather in Athens at the invitation of the President of KEDE ,George Patoulis, on a special appointment at KEDE headquarters for the establishment of the New Department of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece for the Greek Diaspora .
The Presidents of the American, Canadian, Australian and African Hellenic Communities and Associations will be speakers at the Press Conference that will follow the meeting, and will discuss the prospects of the substantial contribution of the Hellenes Abroad to Greece’s Growth and Development on local and Self-government level, with a better interaction expected from now on with their homeland’s municipality, with the assistance of KEDE.
Practical and also substantial or bureaucratic issues that Greeks living abroad face today in relation with their place of origin in Greece and the municipality of their hometown will also be discussed. The New Department will also support the prospects based on and the right of the Greeks abroad and expatriates to vote in Greece’s national elections.
Speakers at the Press Conference :
- George Patoulis
President of Central Union of Municipalities of Greece
- Galatoulas Petros
President of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York
- Pagonis Nikolaos
President of the Greek Community of Greater Montreal
- Papastergiadis Vasilis
President of the Hellenic Community of Melbourne
- Lychnaras Aris
President of the Federation of Hellenic African Societies
- Chaniotakis Costas
Greek President of the Community of Chicago