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Switzerland-Greece: 100 Years of Diplomatic Relations

29.09.2017 — Media release Greece

A century ago, in 1917, Greece opened its first representation in Berne, Switzerland. In order to celebrate this anniversary, the Swiss Embassy in Athens has created a commemorative publication, illustrating the strong and friendly ties between our two countries.


Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for the academic year 2018-2019

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2018-2019

17.08.2017 — Media release Greece

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and Greece. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).


FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

https://www.eda.admin.ch/greece-faq

03.03.2017 — Media release Greece

Do you have a question or do you need a piece of information? Check out the new FAQ-section on our Website.


Distribution of the Mini-Lexicon at Eleonas Refugee Camp

30.01.2017 — Media release Greece

On Monday, 30 January, 2017, the Minister for Migration Policy of the Hellenic Republic Yiannis Mouzalas and Ambassador of Switzerland in Greece Hans-Rudolf Hodel made the first distribution of the Mini-Lexicon at Eleonas Refugee Camp.


We are on Facebook!

Happy Lilly in front of a snow covered Acropolis.

13.01.2017 — Media release Greece

The Embassy of Switzerland has the pleasure to announce that from now on you can visit our Facebook page where you can find useful and interesting information.




Swiss-Greek Talks on Deepening Cooperation on Taxation

28.04.2015 — Media release Greece

On April 28, 2015 Swiss State Secretary Jacques de Watteville met with Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and Minister of State on Combatting Corruption Panagiotis Nikoloudis in Athens, following-up on an earlier meeting with Minister of State Nikos Pappas and Minister Nikoloudis on March 26 (see Press Release below).


Switzerland and Greece have resumed tax discussions

26.03.2015 — Media release Greece

Today in Athens, State Secretary Jacques de Watteville and the Greek Minister of State Nikos Pappas resumed the discussions on unresolved tax issues which had been suspended a year ago. Switzerland and Greece wish to strengthen cooperation to combat tax crime. Within this framework, both sides discussed particularly the preparation of the planned automatic exchange of information from 2017/2018.    


EDA begrüsst Einigung von Minsk und fordert deren konsequente Umsetzung

12.02.2015 — Media release Greece

Das Eidgenössische Departement für auswärtige Angelegenheiten EDA begrüsst die Einigung von Minsk auf die Einhaltung der Waffenruhe in der Ukraine. „Vordringlich ist nun, die Vereinbarung umzusetzen – das ist die Voraussetzung für eine Stabilisierung der Lage in der Ostukraine“, sagt Bundesrat Didier Burkhalter.


FDFA welcomes Minsk agreement and calls for rigorous implementation

12.02.2015 — Media release Greece

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) welcomes the agreement reached in Minsk on the ceasefire in Ukraine. "It is now crucial that the agreement be implemented – this is essential in order to stabilise the situation in eastern Ukraine," says Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter.


Peace through dialogue: OSCE receives Munich Security Conference award for its contribution to peace and stability in Europe

07.02.2015 — Media release Greece

On Saturday evening, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) received this year's Ewald von Kleist Award. The award is given by the Munich Security Conference to honour outstanding contributions to international peace and conflict resolution. In his acceptance speech on behalf of the OSCE Troika, Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter emphasised the importance of continuity in the OSCE's work.

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