Between the 23rd and 24th of November 2013, the seminar for Greek-German relations during the economic crisis period brought together 30 journalists from the Macedonia and Thrace regions. The seminar was organised by the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe (CDRSEE) in cooperation with the European Academy of Berlin (Europäische Akademie Berlin). The aim of the two days seminar was to engage the journalists with a first-hand experience of German economic policy, including philosophy and decision making processes.
Prominent German experts on the topic were among the speakers, but were also keen listeners to the opinions of the Greek journalists. Mr. Michael Georg Link, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, was among those present, and he helped explain the role of European and national institutions in further growth and development of Europe. Mr. Link went on to state that he is in support of the political union of Europe and of the creation of a federation with pure European characteristics.
The general consul of Germany in Thessaloniki, Mr. Info Von Voss, and the Vice President of the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe, Mr Nikos Efthymiadis, were also among those present at the seminar. They were highly active in sharing their insights in the discussions that followed the lectures.