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Cultural Relations and Greek Community

The Greek Missions in France – in cooperation with Greek communities and selected French agencies – organize notable events. The French Institute in Athens is at the forefront of France’s cultural presence in Greece. Some 15,000 Greeks reside in the wider region of Paris, Lille and Lyon. In the region of Southern France, the Greek community numbers some 20,000.

Ethnic Greeks in France maintain strong sentimental ties with Greece, despite being assimilated into French society, and have distinguished themselves in the arts and sciences. Greece has been a full member of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) since 2006.

Last Updated Tuesday, 09 July 2013
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