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Dimitris Avramopoulos
DIMITRIS AVRAMOPOULOS (Greek : Δημήτρης Αβραμόπουλος) is a Greek politician of the conservative New Democracy party, and former career diplomat . He has served in various high-level cabinet posts, including Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for National Defence , and was Mayor of Athens
Athens
in 1995–2002. Since 1 November 2014 he is serving as EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship in the Juncker Commission
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Politician
A POLITICIAN is a person active in party politics , or a person holding or seeking office in government. In democratic countries, politicians seek elective positions within a government through elections or, at times, temporary appointment to replace politicians who have died, resigned or have been otherwise removed from office. In non-democratic countries, they employ other means of reaching power through appointment, bribery, revolutions and intrigues. Some politicians are experienced in the art or science of government. Politicians propose, support and create laws or policies that govern the land and, by extension, its people. Broadly speaking, a "politician" can be anyone who seeks to achieve political power in any bureaucratic institution
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Greek Language
GREEK ( Modern Greek : ελληνικά , elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα ( listen ), ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece
Greece
and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean . It has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the major part of its history; other systems, such as Linear B and the Cypriot syllabary , were used previously. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script and was in turn the basis of the Latin
Latin
, Cyrillic
Cyrillic
, Armenian , Coptic , Gothic and many other writing systems
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Diplomat
A DIPLOMAT is a person appointed by a state to conduct diplomacy with one or more other states or international organisations . The main functions of diplomats are: representation and protection of the interests and nationals of the sending state; initiation and facilitation of strategic agreements; treaties and conventions; promotion of information; trade and commerce; technology; and friendly relations. Seasoned diplomats of international repute are used in international organisations (e.g. United Nations) as well as multinational companies for their experience in management and negotiating skills. Diplomats are members of foreign services and diplomatic corps of various nations of the world. Diplomats are the oldest form of any of the foreign policy institutions of the state, predating by centuries foreign ministers and ministerial offices. They usually have diplomatic immunity
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Mayor Of Athens
The MAYOR OF ATHENS is the head of the Municipality of Athens
Athens
, the largest district of the City of Athens
Athens

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EU Commissioner
This article is part of a series on the politics and government of the European Union
European Union
Executive * Juncker Commission
Juncker Commission
President Juncker (EPP) * Vice Presidents * Col
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Université Libre De Bruxelles
The UNIVERSITé LIBRE DE BRUXELLES (ULB) (French for Free University of Brussels, though rarely translated) is a French -speaking private research university in Brussels
Brussels
, Belgium
Belgium
. Founded in 1834, it is one of the most important Belgian universities. A major research center open to Europe and the world, it has about 24,200 students, 32% of whom come from abroad, and an equally cosmopolitan staff
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National And Kapodistrian University Of Athens
The NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS (NKUA; Greek : Εθνικόν και Καποδιστριακόν Πανεπιστήμιον Αθηνών, Ethnikón kai Kapodistriakón Panepistímion Athinón), usually referred to simply as the UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS (UOA), is a public university in Zografou , a suburb of Athens
Athens
, Greece. It has been in continuous operation since its establishment in 1837 and is the oldest higher education institution of the modern Greek state and the first contemporary university in the Eastern Mediterranean . Today it is one of the largest universities by enrollment in Europe, with 104,000 (2014) registered students
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Dora Bakoyannis
THEODORA "DORA" BAKOYANNIS (Greek : Θεοδώρα "Ντόρα" Μπακογιάννη; pronounced ; née MITSOTAKIS; Greek : Μητσοτάκη; born May 6, 1954), is a Greek politician . From 2006 to 2009 she was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece
Greece
, the highest position ever to have been held by a woman in the Cabinet of Greece
Greece
at the time; she was also Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
in 2009. Previously she was the Mayor of Athens
Athens
from 2003 to 2006, the first female mayor in the city's history, and the first woman to serve as mayor of a city hosting the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
. She also served as Minister for Culture of Greece
Greece
from 1992 to 1993
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Athens
ATHENS (/ˈæθɪnz/ ; Greek : Αθήνα, Athína , Ancient Greek : Ἀθῆναι, Athênai) is the capital and largest city of Greece . Athens
Athens
dominates the Attica
Attica
region and is one of the world\'s oldest cities , with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence starting somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC. Classical Athens
Classical Athens
was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus
Piraeus
, which had been a distinct city prior to its 5th century BC incorporation with Athens
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Greece
GREECE (Greek : Ελλάδα), officially the HELLENIC REPUBLIC (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία), historically also known as HELLAS, is a country in Southern Europe
Europe
, with a population of approximately 11 million as of 2016. Athens
Athens
is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
. Greece
Greece
is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula , it shares land borders with Albania
Albania
to the northwest, the Republic of Macedonia
Republic of Macedonia
and Bulgaria
Bulgaria
to the north, and Turkey
Turkey
to the northeast
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Alma Mater
ALMA MATER ( Latin
Latin
: alma "nourishing/kind", mater "mother"; pl. almae matres) is an allegorical Latin
Latin
phrase for a university or college . In modern usage, it is a school or university which an individual has attended, or a song or hymn associated with a school . The phrase is variously translated as "nourishing mother", "nursing mother", or "fostering mother", suggesting that a school provides intellectual nourishment to its students. Fine arts will often depict educational institutions using a robed woman as a visual metaphor. Before its modern usage, Alma mater
Alma mater
was an honorific title for various Latin
Latin
mother goddesses , especially Ceres or Cybele , and later in Catholicism for the Virgin Mary
Virgin Mary

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Juncker Commission
The JUNCKER COMMISSION is the European Commission
European Commission
in office since 1 November 2014 and is due to serve until 2019. Its president is Jean-Claude Juncker , who presides over 27 other commissioners (one from each of the states composing the European Union
European Union
, except Luxembourg
Luxembourg
, which is Juncker's state). In July 2014, Juncker was officially elected to succeed José Manuel Barroso , who completed his second five-year term in that year
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Elis (regional Unit)
ELIS or ILIA (Greek : Ηλεία, Ileia) is one of the regional units of Greece
Greece
. It is part of the region of Western Greece
Greece
. It is situated in the western part of the Peloponnese
Peloponnese
peninsula. Its capital is Pyrgos . CONTENTS* 1 Geography * 1.1 Climate * 1.2 Natural disasters * 2 Administration * 2.1 Prefecture * 2.2 Provinces * 3 Population * 4 Economy * 4.1 Agriculture * 4.2 Fishing * 5 History * 6 Transport * 6.1 Roads * 6.2 Railways * 6.3 Ports * 6.4 Airports * 7 Communications * 8 Persons * 9 Sporting teams * 10 In popular culture * 11 See also * 12 Notes * 13 References * 14 External links GEOGRAPHYThe northernmost point of Elis
Elis
is 38° 06′N, the westernmost is 22° 12′E, the southernmost is 37° 18′N, and the easternmost is 21° 54′E
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Ministry Of Foreign Affairs (Greece)
The HELLENIC MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Greek : Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών) is a government agency of Greece
Greece
. The Minister for Foreign Affairs controls the agency. The ministry has its headquarters in Athens
Athens
. The incumbent Minister for Foreign Affairs, since 23 September 2015, has been Nikos Kotzias
Nikos Kotzias
, serving in the Second Cabinet of Alexis Tsipras . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Leadership * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe Ministry for Foreign Affairs was first established in 1822 by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus
First National Assembly at Epidaurus
as the SECRETARIAT FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS. In 1844 it was officially designated the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
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Italian Language
ITALIAN ( italiano (help ·info ) or lingua italiana ) is a Romance language
Romance language
. By most measures, Italian, together with Sardinian , is the closest to Latin
Latin
of the Romance languages. Italian is an official language in Italy
Italy
, Switzerland
Switzerland
, San Marino
San Marino
, Vatican City and western Istria
Istria
(in Slovenia
Slovenia
and Croatia
Croatia
)
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