Greece at the European Council in Brussels

The presence of Greek traditional music and Greek flavors was something more than noticeable at the European Council and Schuman Square in Brussels as part of the celebrations for Europe Day (9/5).

The European institutions welcomed on Saturday those who wanted to learn more about what the EU stands for.

On the premises of the European Council, the 27 member countries offered an insight into their traditions, as well as facts about their country and its history.

Visitors of the Greek corner had the opportunity to test their general knowledge of Greece by taking an interactive test, created in cooperation with Study in Greece. They also had the chance to download their first Greek language lesson for free, as well as information on studying in Greece, from the portal of Study in Greece.

The Permanent Representative of Greece to the EU, Ioannis Vrailas noted that “On the occasion of Europe Day, every year the European institutions open their doors, welcome the world and it is something that should perhaps be done more often to show that the EU listens to the problems and concerns of citizens, stands by them, faces challenges together. I hope there is the possibility of this happening more often. The Greek corner has done an amazing job. Anyone who sees it will be very proud to compare it with the other corners of other member countries and I would like to thank all those involved in this very successful effort.”

At the same time, those who visited the Greek corner tasted traditional products offered by Greek businesses operating in Brussels, in cooperation with the Office for Economic and Commercial Affairs of the Embassy of Greece in Belgium, while information material from the Greek National Tourism Organisation and individual regions on a large number of Greek destinations was distributed. Subsequently, the Brussels Lyceum of Greek Women danced traditional dances bringing the visitors closer to Greek music, but also in Schuman Square the Greek tradition was present with the dancers of the Maria Douvali-Tradidance group.

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