Alternate FM @ 18th EU-ASEAN Conference

Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas addressed the 18th EU-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)ministerial session in Madrid on May 26, and spoke of a "green growth" model, since Southeast Asia "is one of the regions of our world, that is harmed primarily by climate change."
He emphasised that "sustainable growth" is a major priority for the EU, and observed that for "us to reach this goal, we must improve information and sensitivity in consumer attitude and choose those effective policy tools that will help us change the consumption
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Gastronomy is part of culture. And when a nation elevates the art of enjoying food to an integral part of its life, along with philosophy and wine, the result cannot be anything but sensational. Ancient Greek cuisine has become the object of research and practice of a visionary Greek couple.
The owners, along with a team of scientists including linguists, archaeologists and architects - have set up a unique restaurant, Archaion Gefsis ["Ancients’ Flavours"], which takes its patrons back in time, not only with its food but with the ambience, the crockery – and even the attire of its
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The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has launched an on-line tourist guide which offers information on hotels in Greece.
With a quick search, one can browse all available hotels and camping facilities simply by choosing a destination from the drop-down lists.

Destination browsing is also available through interactive maps. Besides information, the website contains photographs and links to related websites.
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EXHIBITIONS
Sarah Lucas@ Cycladic Art Museum
The Museum of Cycladic Art is hosting until September 12 an exhibition of works by British artist Sarah Lucas. Under the title "Sarah Lucas/Nuds Cycladic" the display features new art work from the Nuds series - a self-reflecting series that moves away from the gender-based critique of her work in the 90s taking the earlier figurative 'bunny' sculpture series to a more abstract form.
MUSIC
Bob Dylan live in Athens
Bob Dylan, one of the world’s music legends and one of the most influential figures of the last 50 years, is appearing in Athens with
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The President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias was given a guided tour to the Acropolis of Athens, witnessing the result of a restoration project which was completed this year following a long period of delicate interventions for replacing missing parts and researching the monument’s structure.

An ambitious restoration programme had begun as early as the beginning of the 19th century; however, engineers of that time had chosen iron as the main material for joining fragments of architectural members or for increasing the durability of others, thus creating additional damage, caused
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Addressing the annual Brussels Economic Forum, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy expressed his confidence that Greece will surmount its debt problems thanks to the responsibility of the Greek government and the solidarity of its European partners.
Rompuy also told the conference that EU policymakers have taken the right steps to safeguard stability within the eurozone. Brussels Economic Forum is the European Union’s premier platform for debate on economic issues.
In its 11th edition -titled "Strategies for a Post-Crisis World: Enhancing European Growth," the Forum also included
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In an open letter to European policymakers, the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) writes that "The Greek crisis is a European crisis and needs European solutions."
The ETUI is an international non-profit association established under Belgian law.
Employing approximately 60 people from across Europe, ETUI is financially supported by the European Community.
Its activities include conducting independent, socio-economic research, monitoring major European developments that impact workers and their rights, as well as improving cooperation between the European trade union movement and academic
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In its effort to promote its mission of providing college students with a solid basis for a bright future, the Chairman of the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation (PHSF), Chris Tomaras, announced a partnership with the Greek America Foundation and its National Innovation Conference (NIC 2010).
Through the patnership, the PHSF will subsidize up to fifty attendance packages to the conference, which will be held on June 12 in Chicago.
The event will bring together speakers who have been selected for leadership in their respective fields. They are corporate leaders and internationally acclaimed
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Ecolife
The 6th Ecolife exhibition - the first trade fair for organic and environmentally-friendly products - returns to "Technopolis" in Athens from May 27 to 30, and continues its path on the cutting edge of green development.
Ecolife aims to create new business and networking opportunities for participating companies and organizations active in five areas: organic food products, health and wellness, clean and renewable energy, eco-building, and services.
Int’l Project Management
The fifth international Project Management (PM-05) conference focusing on "Concepts, Tools, and Techniques
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The "Readers of Homer," in cooperation with The Maria Tsakos Foundation, organised a series of cultural events dedicated to Homer and his epics, which took place from May 14 to 22 in Montevideo, Uruguay.
"Jornadas Homericas" were centred on the reading and singing of "The Odyssey" and "The Iliad" by 500 young people and teachers from across Uruguay, North and South America, as well as Europe.
The "Readers of Homer" is a non-profit organisation that arranges day-long or night-long audience-participation readings of Homer’s epics around the world, aiming to honour the great art of
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