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German-Greek relations
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The German-Greek relations are the relations between Germany and Greece. Greece has an embassy in Berlin and eight General Consulates in (Hamburg, Hannover, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, and Frankfurt). Germany has an embassy in Athens and a General Consulate in Thessaloniki.

Both countries are full members of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, of NATO, of the European Union, and of the Eurozone.


History of bilateral relations

The first King of Greece, Otto I, was of German descent. Greece and Prussia established diplomatic relations in 1834, the same year both countries exchanged embassies [1]. Both countries were enemies during both World Wars. There is a 300,000 people Greek community living in Germany, most of them came during the 1960s and 1970s. More recently, the relations between the two countries where soured following the revelations of the extent of Greece's national debt and the possibility of Germany and the rest of the EU having to bail them out.[2].

List of bilateral treaties [3]

  • Bilateral Cultural Agreement, May 17, 1956
  • Treaty of Residence and Shipping, September 2, 1961, which also addresses military conscription matters for persons with dual nationality
  • Agreement for the avoidance of double taxation, April 18, 1966

After most agreements were made through the European Union.

List of recent bilateral visites [4]

See Also

External Links


  1. ^ Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the relation with Germany
  2. ^ Wall STreet Journal article
  3. ^ Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the relation with Germany
  4. ^ German Federal Office of Foreign Office about the relation with Greece


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