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European and international relations

Change in Europe and in Greece

Almost one year after the 31st May 2011 Conference “A year after the crisis: Adjustment in Greece and the Eurozone” organised at the European Parliament, in Brussels, by the GREEK CENTRE OF EUROPEAN STUDIES & RESEARCH (EKEME), TEPSA and ECEFIL, a Conference is planned in Athens, in [20th] February 2012, by EKEME and CITIZENS’ MOVEMENT FOR AN OPEN SOCIETY to discuss “Change in Europe and in Greece”. This new Conference aims to review

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The rights of citizens in the EU- the role of the Ombudsmen

A lecture arranged in association with the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy and the Citizens' Union Paremvassi. Participants: N. Diamandouros, Professor - European Ombudsman

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Europe and the role of civil society

A discussion arranged in cooperation with seven NGOs on the role of civil society in the effectiveness of European convergence. The guest speaker, Ms. Margot Wallstrom, emphasized that solidarity, viability and accountability must be the foundations of any civil society organization, and that it is the wish of the European Commission to see many more NGOs founded and citizen participation strengthened. Participants: Margot Wallstrom, Vice President

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The future of Cyprus: integration and solution

A public debate organized with the Greek Human Rights Association, the Citizens' Union Paremvassi, the Rational Front against Nationalism for a Contemporary Foreign Policy, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy and the Political Science and History Department of Panteion University. The participants examined the Annan plan as the basisi for a solution of the Cypriot problem, concluding that it deserved support. Prticipants: C. Stylainidis,

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The future of Europe

The Citizens' Movemenet and other NGOs discussed with the competent committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the methods by which NGOs can contribute to the intergovernmental conference of the European Union on the basis of the Laeken Declaration

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Open letter on foreign policy

An open letter, signed by thirty- five persons, was sent to the Prime Minister, the party leaders, MPs and the press, on the occasion of the visit by US President, Bill Clinton

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A sober response to danger: Imia

Following the stand-off with Turkey over the island of Imia, the Citizens' Movement issued a statement and then sent a pamphlet to 4.000 recipients, mostly abroad, titled "Borders, Sovereignty, Stability"

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The Balkans in a United Europe: the greek contribution

An open discussion under three headings: review of the situation in the Balkans,  cooperation in the Balkans, issues of economic collaboration. The proceedings were published under the aegis of the Citizens' Movemenet, by I.Sideris Press. participants P. Kazakos, Preofessor at the University of Athens, member of the Board of the Citizens' Movement N. Diamandouros, Preofessor at the University of Athens S. Valden, Ph.D. in economics, specialist in

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Petition in support of the European vision

The Citizens' Movement sent an open letter to the new members of the European Parliament, asserting the commitment of Greek society to the objectives of the European Union at a time when extremists are stirring up nationalism sentiments

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The principles of public dialogue- Borders, Symbols, Stability

A statement issued by the Citizens' Movement on the so- called "Macedonian problem", which made a signnificant contribution to advancing the Greek position

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