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Visit of Greek Minister of National Defence

25/01/2017

​The President of Eurojust, Ms Michèle Coninsx, hosted the visit of H.E. Mr Panagiotis Kammenos, Greek Minister of National Defence, on 25 January 2017 as part of the Minister’s official visit to The Hague on 24 and 25 January. His visit was a follow-up to the President’s visit to Greece in December 2015 in the context of the migration crisis and support to the Hotspots.

They discussed, inter alia, illegal immigrant smuggling as well as other issues of bilateral concern.

Accompanying the Minister was H.E. Mr E.N. Karayannis, Head of the Diplomatic office of the Minister. Minister Kammenos also met with the Eurojust Greek Desk.

 

 

Background:
Minister Kammenos was appointed Minister of National Defence in September 2015. He has been a Member of Parliament since 1993, and President of the Independent Hellenes Party since 2012. He was honoured by the French Republic for his action against international terrorism. Minister Kammenos is the author of several publications, ranging from terrorism to theology.