DE RUEHTH #0186 0261504
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R 261504Z JAN 07
FM AMEMBASSY ATHENS
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHINGTON DC0000
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE UNCLAS ATHENS 000186
FOR EUR/SE, FOR S/WE: SASHA MEHRA AND GERDA LANE
E.O. 12958: N/A
SUBJECT: INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN GREECE: WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT
REF: SECSTATE 202341
1. In response to reftel action request, post has
identified the following top five most influential women in
Greece in order of importance, starting with most important
person based on USG interests:
-- Theodora (Dora) Bakoyiannis, Her Excellency Minister of
Foreign Affairs; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; 5
Vasilissis Sophias Avenue, 1st floor, 10671 Athens; tel:
30-210-368-1811/1810/1820 or 30-210-368-1730 (24 hour);
-- Gianni Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, owner of Eleftheros Typos
newspaper; former President of the Organizing Committee for
the Olympic Games "Athens 2004"; 35 Panepistimiou Street,
10564 Athens; tel: 30-210-324-1040; fax: 30-210-325-2880.
-- Anna Psarouda-Benaki; Her Excellency the President of
Parliament; Speaker of the House; former International
Visitor participant; Constitution Square, 10021 Athens; tel:
30-210-370-8013/8011; fax: 30-210-323-2913.
-- Marianna Vardinoyannis; President ELPIDA (Association of
the Friends of Children with Cancer); UNESCO Goodwill
Ambassador; wife of media mogul Vardis Vardinoyannis; 46
Mikras Asias Street, 11527 Goudi; tel: 30-210-775-7153/7934;
-- Anna Diamantopoulou; Member of the Hellenic Parliament at
Large/Coordinator, socialist Opposition PASOK; Foreign
Affairs and Defense Parliamentary Committee; former Member of
the European Parliament; Ms. Diamantopoulou is among the top
potential successors of Opposition PASOK leader, George
Papandreou; 20 Athanasiou Diakou Street and 1 Syngrou Avenue,
11743 Athens; tel: 30-210-924-7814; fax: 30-210-922-7244.
2. The officer following women's issues at post is Mrs.
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