02/02/10: Diplomats and dignitaries of European Parliament and EU Officials, Brussels

On the afternoon of February 2, 2010, the delegation met with the Vice President of the European Parliament, Mr. Stavros Lambrinidis, Member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament and Head of the Greek Delegation to the S & D Group.

A working lunch followed, hosted by European Parliament member and Head of delegation Mrs. Marietta Giannakou, Member of the Group of the European Peoples’ Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats.

At the European Commission a very important meeting was held with the Director General for Enlargement, Mr. Michael Leigh the top official in the Commission regarding new countries in the process of gaining accession to the EU. In addition to Director General Leigh, Mr. Christos Makridis, Deputy Head of the Unit of Turkey in the Directorate General was present who individually later offered insights into the accession process. A productive hour-long meeting followed with Ambassador William E. Kennard, Ambassador of the United States to the European Union, at the US EU Embassy which concluded the day’s meetings.
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